When you have a big remodeling project around the house, you definitely want to know an estimated time frame of completion so you can plan accordingly. Replacing the siding on your home involves a lot of details that can vary from project to project, so the time frame for installing HardiePlank® sid...

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With so many homeowners and builders looking for ways to be more friendly to the environment these days, many folks come to us at Southwest Exteriors wanting to know if our siding, HardiePlank, would be considered a “green” building project. Absolutely! Eco-friendly contractors love this product!  J...

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This is one of the most frequently asked questions when visiting homeowners who are interested in replacing siding with HardiePlank siding. It is an important part of the decision and will ultimately determine how successful the installation and longevity of the project will be. There...

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When we meet with folks at their home to discuss siding projects, especially Hardiplank installation, one of the main questions we receive is this: " How often will we need to paint our HardiePlank® siding?"  Here is some insight into factors that can affect the quality of paint on this type of...

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I have been a project manager with Southwest Exteriors for a number of years, and I'm asked this all the time by folks who aren't familiar with HardiePlank® siding: Will HardiePlank ® siding rot, warp, or burn ? And the answer is a resounding NO!  James Hardie® siding, unlike wood or vinyl siding, w...

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As a James Hardie Preferred Remodeler, we have installed this fiber cement siding on over 3000 homes in the San Antonio area since 1997. Here are a few questions we have addressed with our clients that may not be common knowledge:   What type of cost difference should I expect when comparing...

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While James Hardie® siding is very low maintenance, the manufacturer does suggest the following care and maintenance for their siding in the unlikely occurrence of the following:   Patching - Dents, chips, and cracks can be filled using a good quality cement patching compound (acrylic mortar...

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What exactly is HardiePlank® Siding ? –That, my friends, is a question we’ve answered literally thousands of times here at Southwest Exteriors since we started carrying the product in 1997. In fact, I answered it so often that my daughter who was 8 years old at the time could answer it as well as I...

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