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How to tell if you need new siding!

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No wood is good on your home! Even engineered wood will shrink!

It can be hard to tell if you need new siding by just looking at it. If it were only as simple as seeing it fall off the wall - then you’d need new siding. James Hardie fiber cement siding is engineered to last in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. It has special additives to stand up to the harsh inland northwest winters and hot summers.

Is your siding sagging or cracking? How about buckling or blistering? Is it soft and mushy to the touch or is the paint cracking, peeling, or fading? Those are a few of the signs you should look for when deciding whether to re-side your home.

A few others things to consider on your Spokane or Coeur d’Alene home are the challenges it faces on a season by season basis like extreme temperature changes, our high winter precipitation levels, the crazy high UV exposure we get in the summers as well as pests like wood peckers.

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Our challenging climate is guaranteed to defeat most siding products like wood, engineered wood, and vinyl so it’s important to have a siding like James Hardie ColorPlus siding that will protect your biggest investment!

Some things to consider when looking at your siding is it’s maintenance schedule. What does this mean? Simply stated, your exterior has a life-cycle. It has a set number of days from installation to when it needs to be either repainted or replaced with a superior product. Does your home have different products on it? Does it have some fiber cement products as well as some wood products? Chances are it probably has some fiber cement lap siding or panel siding and some fake wood trim and other accessories.

Each of these product groups (fiber cement and wood products) will have different characteristics that will react uniquely to each change of season. The fiber cement siding (if you’re lucky enough to have James Hardie) will remain pretty stable while your wood products will expand and contract with the warmth in the summer and cold in the winter. The more something changes with the seasons, the sooner it’s maintenance cycle will reveal itself.

If you have different substrates (wood and fiber cement, for example) on your house chances are (100%) that you’ll need to paint your wood products before you need to paint your fiber cement products.

Consider a new siding package from Aspen Construction & Design - the siding pros of north idaho - of James Hardie ColorPlus siding to keep your maintenance cycle consistent, lower maintenance and super durable so you can enjoy your home and not worry about it.

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