james hardie siding

Installing new James Hardie siding is consistently voted amongst the top remodeling projects by HGTV and Remodeling magazine.

Action Painting Experts offers Michigan area homeowners worry-free, home siding installation services that begin and end with simple  excellence in service, product, and installation of James Hardie Fiber Cement siding. Our siding installation crews are professionally trained according to James Hardie best practice installation guidelines. Michigan is a great candidate for Jame Hardie products. Because of Michigan’s harsh weather cement siding lasts much longer and looks much more attractive than all other siding choices.

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Did you know?

James Hardie Siding is rot resistant unlike wood, warp resistant unlike vinyl siding, and fire resistant unlike wood and vinyl siding.

Is it time to re-side?


Just because your siding may not be completely falling off, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have a siding problem. Go outside and take a look. Is the siding sagging, cracking, buckling, blistering, peeling, or fading? Here are a few other signs that it might be time to re-side your home.

Siding Condition


Our homes face some unique challenges in Michigan like extreme temperature change, moisture, high UV, and of course, wood peckers. Mother Nature can really take her toll on you home’s exterior and it’s important you have an exterior that can protect your biggest investment.

Maintenance Schedule


As wood and hardboard siding wear out, the maintenance cycle shortens. The effort and cost of maintaining tired siding with repairs and paint may exceed that of installing new siding.

The James Hardie Siding Process

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  • 1. Remove the old siding: Covering up the old problem is rarely recommended. The way to do a job right is to remove the old siding entirely. This allows the new siding to be installed as if it were your original exterior.
  • 2. Inspect the structure: Before the new exterior siding is applied, the existing structure should be inspected for moisture, damage, mold, termites or rot. Covering your old siding with vinyl siding can potentially prevent serious structural problems from being discovered.
  • 3. Apply a weather barrier: A weather resistant barrier, such as Tyvek Home Wrap , should be applied to create an extra layer of moisture and wind protection. Most building codes today require it, in fact.
  • 4. Installing the new cement siding: Your new siding will be installed according to James Hardie Installation Best Practices guidelines.
  • 5. Enjoy your new exterior: Enjoy your new home and feel proud knowing your siding decision has given you a beautiful, low maintenance exterior for decades to come.

How can we help you express yourself?
Everyone’s vision for their home is different. We offer Metro Detroit area homeowners a wide selection of exterior siding options for any home style, including a variety of siding profiles and colors. The range of products is so versatile that it’s easy to find a match for your existing style or type of siding. We combine your personal style with our expertise, making your siding replacement decision an easy one.

Hardie Plank Lap Siding


HardiePlank Lap Siding is the most popular brand of siding, found on over 4 million homes in America including over 80,000 homes in Michigan. With its strength, beauty and durability, HardiePlank siding enhances and protects homes in all kinds of climates.

Hardie Plank Shake Siding


HardieShake siding has the same warm, authentic look as cedar shake, yet it resists rotting, cracking and splitting. It’s beautiful as a primary siding or as a compliment to other styles of James Hardie siding. Our shake siding panels come in a variety of decorative edges, and expedite siding installation in larger areas.

Hardie Panel Vertical Siding


For applications that call for vertical siding, HardiePanel vertical siding is equal to our lap siding in value and long-lasting performance. Because of its structural strength, HardiePanel siding may be used as a shear panel. When combined with HardieTrim boards, it can also help you achieve a board-and-batten look.