Fiber Cement Siding Designed for Our Climate

Capital Improvement has always been a leader in the siding industry due in part to the selection of premium fiber cement siding, including the highest performing fiber cement siding in the industry today. Capital Improvement’s professional and specialized teams are ready to protect and beautify your home or business with premier fiber cement siding from Hardie Board.  Learn more by calling our Hardie Board experts today.

Hardie Board Project – Baton Rouge

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Remodeling magazine is the industry’s leading home improvement magazine. Since 1988, Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report has compared construction costs for common remodeling projects with the value they add to a home at resale in the current real estate market. The results – upscale siding projects using fiber-cement return the highest value at resale.

Project 2011 Rank 2010 Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 Rank 2006 Rank 2005 Rank
Siding Replacement—Fiber Cement 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Siding Replacement—Foam Back Vinyl 3 6 6 4 7 9 4
Minor Kitchen Remodel (replace wall oven and cook top with energy efficient models) 3 4 7 5 4 4 3
Mid Range Bathroom Remodel (update an exisiting 5′ x 7′ bathroom) 13 17 14 11 6 4 2
Mid Range Roof Replacement 16 21 18 22 22 18 17

Fiber Cement Siding Installation Process

Fiber Cement Siding Installation Process - Siding - Hardie BoardWhen upgrading the exterior of your home with fiber cement or “Hardie Board” siding the following steps are adhered to:
1)       Removal of existing siding with proper disposal of materials with asbestos and/or lead based paint.
2)       Framing repairs to stud walls.  This is especially important with older homes.
3)       Insulate exterior walls with 4½” R13 insulation.
4)       Install new ½” wall sheathing.
5)       Install radiant barrier to create vapor barrier and inhibit heat transfer.
6)       Install soffit and fascia.
7)       Install AZEK Corner trim to create a truly water proof corner.
8)       Install window trim and flashing.
9)       Install fiber cement siding with flashing behind adjoining pieces.
10)     Paint soffit, fascia and window trim two coats w/ anti-microbial additive.
11)     Paint fiber cement siding and AZEK corner trim two coats w/ anti-microbial additive.
12)     Clean job site thoroughly.  fiber cement siding: