Hi all -
I have selected and started finalising my project with a contractor. We are hoping to start in July. I have some questions about Hardiplank - that i am sure have been answered a million times.. but am looking for some closure on my decision. My delima is that I am all for hardiplank - however my contractor is a cedar siding kinda guy.... He is not all that familiar with hardiplank, altho is he very open to all things new.. He is hesitant on this. He will put it up for me - no problem, however its one of these thing where he is introducing doubt in my mind
So - I have some questions - I hope your collective experiance can help me
Are the Hardiplank warrenties as they seem I am reading 50 years for the siding and 15 years on the color. Do they stand by this - What are the Gotcha's?
Does this product flake or disentigrate in any way. On of the concerns that my builder has is that its a manufactured product thats somehow pressed together. Is it layered in any way that it would split?
Can the colorplus planks be painted over if I wanted to change the color down the line. How does this impact any warrenty? ( i assume it voids the colorplus warrenty totally?)
I am looking to use reg wood trim, maybe covered with aluminium. Any concerns integrating this with the hardiplank siding?
Are there any other gotcha's - or things i am missing.
I appreciate your input - I am ready to push hardiplank with my contractor - and he is ok with it, however I just want to make sure that i am not missing anything..
thanks in advance!!