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James Hardie Siding

Featured Home: Exterior Renovation Severna Park

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Severna Park Home With James Hardie Siding

Fichtner Services recently completed an exterior home remodeling project in Severna Park, Maryland. The owner of this golf course neighborhood home hired Annapolis contractor Fichtner Services to give her home a facelift and increase the curb appeal and weather protection of the home.

“I love driving up to our new home and am in awe what we accomplished in a relatively short period of time.

Working together with Fichtner Services made the planning and actual construction go so easily. I liked that each team of workers met in the morning to discuss the goals for the day. I think the communication was strong and Nolan facilitated it beautifully. I appreciated that I was consulted on every detail and Shawn was so patient with every question I had about the project.

Our family is thrilled with the final product, so once again, many thanks and I will recommend Fichtner Services to one and all.”

-CB, Severna Park

Project Details

The home owner chose to remove the current siding and some of the brick facing and replace it with James Hardie Fiber Cement lap and shingle siding.

Before & After
 
Severna Park Home Before With Brick Facing Severna Park Home After James Hardie Siding

Severna Park Home After James Hardie Siding

In addition, Fichtner Services removed and replaced the roof with Tamko Heritage 30 architectural shingles. A new, wider overhang was installed at the roof eaves and finished with composite, low maintenance trim. Fichtner services also built and installed a new roof over the garage doors.

Before & After
 
Before Wider Overhang Severna Park Home After Wider Overhang and Tamko Roof

Before New Garage Doors After New Garage Roof Install

The project was completed with a new Integrity by Marvin 15 light sliding French door and all new aluminum gutters and downspouts.

 

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Featured Home: Davidsonville Farm-Style

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Davidsonville Farm Style
Fichtner Services was pleased to work with Frank and Angee Lucente, who built their beautiful farm-style home on 40 acres in the heart of Davidsonville. The couple selected a wonderful array of materials in classic colors to give their new home an authentic and rustic feel.

Fichtner Services was able to help bring their ideas to fruition by installing all of the exterior materials used on the home. Tamko Heritage architectural shingles in Rustic Slate were installed on the roof.

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The Lucentes chose James Hardie fiber cement siding, an extremely durable, impact resistant and non-combustible product, in several styles around the home. A combination of board-and- batten, cedar shingle and lap siding was used to break up the various areas of the home; all in Hardie’s Color Plus Monterey Taupe. The window and door surround is a James Hardie fiber cement trim in Woodstock Brown and the remaining Hardie trim is a Navajo Beige, with aluminum gutters to match.

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Fichtner Services also installed Screen-EZ to the two screened porches and EPDM flat roof membrane to the flat roof areas.

We wish all the best to the Lucente family and hope that they have many years ahead to make wonderful memories in their beautiful new home!

James Hardie is #1 for the 7th Year in a Row

By Cost vs. Value, Fiber Cement Siding, James Hardie Siding, Siding, Siding Contractors

For seven consecutive years, fiber cement siding has been ranked as the number one return on investment according to the Remodeling 2011-12 Cost vs. Value Report.

About the Survey

The most recent report was released in November 2011 and marked the 25th anniversary of the report which covers the 35 most popular home remodeling and renovation projects. The report compares construction costs for popular projects against the share of the costs that is recovered in resale. The report includes both national and regional averages.

“Replacement projects are again performing better in resale value than other types of remodeling,” said Sal Alfano, Editorial Director of REMODELING in a press release. “Seven of the 10 top-ranked projects include exterior replacements of siding, windows, and doors. This is partly because they impact curb appeal and also because they are relatively low cost.”

Fiber cement siding replacement is a relatively new addition to the list, added in 2005. Since its addition to the survey, it has ranked first every year for best return on investment showing less than a 0.6% cost increase than the year before.

The Buzz for James Hardie Siding
Siding contractors aren’t the only ones touting the benefits of James Hardie cement fiber siding:

  • Money magazine called HardiPlank® a great value; a smart investment that delivers on durability
  • Smart Money magazine listed James Hardie in its Smart Fiscal Sense feature
  • Called the #1 Quality Exterior Lap Siding Product for the past thirteen years by Builder magazine (1998-2011)
  • James Hardie siding has been featured on over 20 Southern Living, Costal Living, and Sunset magazine Idea Houses
  • Over 50 Houses on ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover have used James Hardie fiber cement siding

Fichtner Services Featured Home with James Hardie Siding, Davidsonville, MD

The Pros Know

There are many projects that you can tackle as a homeowner, but re-siding with fiber cement gives you the best return on investment.

  • Re-siding with fiber cement gives a 27% better return on investment than adding a bathroom and costs $27K less to complete
  • Replacing your roof gives you 22% less return on investment than re-siding with fiber cement
  • Replacing windows nets 9% less return on investment than fiber cement re-siding

Ficthner Services is a James Hardie Preferred Remodeler

For such an important project, trust an authorized James Hardie contractor. James Hardie partners with the best siding contractors from around the country to give homeowners reassurance that their product will be installed correctly. All James Hardie Preferred Remodelers must meet specific requirements prior to gaining membership into the program.

To become a Preferred Remodeler of James Hardie siding, Fichtner Services had to demonstrate compliance with James Hardie Installation Best Practices and show a professional sales approach. James Hardie Preferred Remodelers must have been in business for 4 years as the same company under the same name and hold a satisfactory record with the Better Business Bureau or other accredited rating agency. Fichtner Services fulfilled additional requirements by being state licensed and fully bonded and insured.

If you are interested in learning more about James Hardie fiber cement siding and would like a free estimate for your project, contact Fichtner Services to schedule a consultation.