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Your new siding project doesn't have to be a headache: choose a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor! If you're looking to add James Hardie siding to your home, it's important to understand a few things first. You'll need to make sure you've got the best materials to work with and a trained installation specialist for the job. While we understand that finding the best contractor for your project can be tough, we encourage you to find a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor (like us!) When you do, you can rest assured that your project is in the best possible hands.

So first of all,

What is an Elite Preferred Contractor?

The Elite Preferred Contractor title is an honor given to contractors who meet the installation and material qualifications set by James Hardie. These contractors are set apart in their standards, training, and quality of service in order to ensure you receive the best quality siding installation.

Still not convinced?

Here are 13 reasons to choose a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor.

1. Installation Audits Performed at Random

In order to make sure their contractors are exhibiting the standards of James Hardie, random installation audits are performed on installations done under the James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor name.

2. Background Checks

James Hardie performs background checks on contractors affiliated with the Elite Preferred Contractor program. When a background check is performed, the last ten jobs performed by that contractor are analyzed to be sure the clients were happy throughout the installation and that it was done to James Hardie’s specifications and standards.

3. Salesmen Evaluation

The sales tactics of your installation specialist are monitored by James Hardie to ensure you have a pleasant and professional experience. This is done so you can trust your siding contractor with your project to better protect your home.

4. Credit Report

In addition to the background check and salesman evaluation, a credit report is also performed to ensure the company you're working with is financially secure. You can rest easy knowing you're not being price gouged because your contractor is on the precipice of going out of business.

5. Excellent BBB track record

James Hardie monitors the BBB rating of your Elite Preferred contractor's company. The Elite Preferred Contractor title is only given to companies who conduct their business professionally and with the highest quality service, skills, and materials. If there are negative reviews on BBB or other similar review sites, they are heavily considered, and the title is revoked if necessary.

6. Licensed

James Hardie ensures that your contractor is licensed and has met basic state requirements to practice contracting and installations. Being a licensed contractor is one of the most basic but highly important requirements of the James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor program. 

7. Liability insurance

All contractors with the Elite Preferred Contractor badge must carry liability insurance (a minimum of $1,000,000 per occurrence.) This is just another way James Hardie protects you and your home from unnecessary hassles, legal issues, unexpected expenses, and headaches.

8. Workman’s compensation insurance 

Nobody wants to think about what would happen if someone were to get injured while working on your home. That's why James Hardie does it for you. The Elite Preferred Contractor program requires that businesses provide workman's comp for their employees.

9. Follows Installation Best Practices

The James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor program is reserved only for exceptional contractors in the industry. This means they not only follow the program's stringent qualifications, but they also excel in the quality of service and sales as well as professionalism and precision of installation. Installations performed by contractors affiliated with the James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor program have been installed by industry leaders.

10. We ask, "How are We Doing?"

The prestigious contractors carrying the Elite Preferred Contractor badge do so because they care. They care about what clients think of their product, service, and labor or they wouldn't bother to comply with the long list of qualifications and requirements set by James Hardie. Contractors who participate in this program care about what they do and what clients think of it.

11. You Deserve the Best

And that's why James Hardie follows up on every contractor's project with a customer satisfaction survey provided by a third-party survey service called GuildQuality. In order to maintain the prestige of being part of the James Hardie program, contractors must score a 90 or above in the "likely to recommend" category.

12. We Use High-Quality Materials

James Hardie siding lasts because it is durable. Not only is it fire and water-resistant, but it also doesn't crack or chip and the vibrant hues James Hardie offers continue to look rich and new over the course of many years. The durability of the siding helps protect your home and will keep your home looking lovely.

13. The Backbone of an Exceptional Installation

An exceptional installation starts with James Hardie. With the highest quality products and contractors who must follow a demanding and stringent set of regulations and qualifications in order to bring you the best project completion possible, you won't have to worry if your James Hardie-affiliated installation is done properly. You'll know by the logo!

How to Find a James Hardie Preferred Contractor

Look no further than right here! Our top-notch installation specialists understand the importance and status of being a James Hardie Preferred Contractor and will bring you the best quality service, products, and installation possible.

When you're looking for the best contractor for your next siding project, choose a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor. You won't be disappointed to know your contractor is qualified and believes in using quality materials along with exceptional service and installation practices. And you'll already know these qualities are important to them because of the James Hardie Preferred Contractor seal of approval!

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