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James Hardie Siding Is Only As Good As the Company that Installs It!
When it comes to the exterior of your home, investing in a quality, durable exterior siding product is essential. It doesn’t really matter if you need to replace your damaged or old siding completely, or if you want to upgrade to the best siding material for Chicago’s climate, fiber cement James Hardie Board siding is by far the best option available for you.
James Hardie fiber cement siding is our “bread and butter.” It’s the siding we eat, sleep, breathe, and by far install the most on our customers’ homes.
In fact, it’s likely the siding we’ll recommend for YOUR home during your free consultation. Simply Put, James Hardie is the best product for homeowners living in Chicagoland. Why?
Not only does James Hardie have the best fiber cement siding on the market, they have some amazing color choices favored by many of the country’s top exterior remodeling designers.
With the End-to-End Customer Experience You Deserve!
My name is Dave Donofrio and I loved my career at James Hardie. For 20 years I had a front row seat watching the country fall in love with their homes. Since the inception of HGTV and the DIY Network, homes have transformed from a place of protection to a place of expression. I truly believe home is an extension of us and who we are, and I have been so fortunate to have spent my entire career in the home improvement industry, helping families express their personalities.
When I started with James Hardie in 2003 the outside of the home was an afterthought, siding was something to stop the elements, to keep you safe and protected. I’ve spent the last twenty years in a senior executive role with James Hardie developing products, working with designers and builders, working & training thousands of contractors & remodelers and helping build and deliver products homeowners were proud and excited to use on their homes.
I Worked at James Hardie for 20 Years
The exterior of your home has become my passion. I fell in love training some of the nation’s best remodeling companies and their customers, helping the exterior remodeling industry deliver stunning, best-in-class transformation’s and delivering mind-blowing results for homeowners across the nation. Contributing and participating in those experiences have been the most rewarding memories of my career.
While I’ve helped many homeowners achieve their remodeling dreams, I‘ve seen ten times as many remodeling nightmares and bad installation jobs that have created stress and loss. Products like James Hardie are awesome, but only as good as the siding contractor that installs it. I’ve seen that homeowner frustration first-hand and the heartache caused by fly-by-night contractors – especially here in Chicagoland.
I saw an opportunity, an opportunity to bring exceptional customer experience to Chicago area homeowners. In October of last year, we partnered with All Star Products a company celebrating 35 years of exceptional customer service right here in Chicago. Our vision is to deliver Chicagoland’s premier experience for siding and window transformations. We love what we do & obsess over your experience.
I Worked at James Hardie for 20 Years
As one of the older and more affluent communities in the Chicago metro area, Skokie is home to some of the most beautiful houses in the region. When people move to Skokie they aren’t simply looking for a place to live and work, they are looking to enter a well-known and historic suburb where they can make a considerable investment into a piece of real estate. Homeowners in Skokie take pride in their homes, and that means it’s a lovely place to live, and that property values are almost constantly rising.
Taking pride in homes like these means making sure the exterior not only looks great but is actively protecting the home, increasing its curb appeal and energy efficiency. To make this sometimes daunting task much easier, homeowners can partner with a leading local contractor who specializes in multiple forms of exterior remodeling, such as All Star Products. At All Star, not only do we have the experience to bring top-tier service to local homes, but we can handle multiple aspects of your remodel project.
For more than 35 years the family at All Star Products has been striving to deliver a leading remodeling and customer service experience to Skokie residents. All Star was founded by locals that were sick and tired of seeing fly-by-night contractors set up friends and neighbors with unrealistic expectations, then leave them frustrated and a little bit poorer. Sometimes providing poor quality work, sometimes not even being licensed to conduct business.
With the goal of helping Skokie homeowners and families have access to a reliable and high-quality local contractor, All Star Products was created. We make it a point to treat all of our customers like family, and the quality we bring to each and every project is the quality we’d want to see someone in our family get from a contractor. No matter the size of the job or how much we’re doing, each customer is important, we listen to their needs, and help them to meet those needs in the best ways we can.
Not only is the team at All Star experienced, but they strive to make their business more customer friendly in general. This means estimates are clear, concise, and transparent, with no mystery charges or “variable” costs. We’ll also make sure the timeline of the project is clear, so you can plan on as little inconvenience as possible.
Fiber cement siding from James Hardie is one of the leading siding materials commercially available. Not only is it incredibly durable, and able to stand up to the Skokie weather which can include rain, snow, ice, searing sun, and even the occasional hail impacts. It is rot and mold resistant and can last for decades with minimal maintenance.
James Hardie also has an amazing warranty on the siding, but to get any warranty work done, it needs to have been installed by a certified James Hardie siding installer. This ensures that not only is the siding being installed by a licensed, legitimate contractor, so that it protects your home as intended, but that it’s installed by teams specifically authorized by James Hardie to install their products.
Replacing your home’s windows can be one of the best ways to give the house a facelift, while also boosting energy efficiency. Older windows are drafty, sticky, and often difficult to use easily. This means heat and air escape, costing you more in utilities, and putting more strain on your HVAC equipment.
Replacing windows can quickly solve this problem of leaking air and lost energy efficiency. And it can leave your home looking better than ever. By working with one of the leading local window installation contractors you’ll be able to get the windows you want, in a convenient and affordable material, like vinyl, fiberglass, and even wood, professionally installed with minimal disruption in your life.
Some available window styles include:
While often overlooked as simply the place where you enter and exit your home, the entry door is also an important design component that can provide a considerable focal point for those viewing the exterior of the home. It’s also a point of entry, which means it needs to stay weather-tight despite constant, daily use. Additionally, it needs to be incredibly strong and properly installed to provide safety and security for the home’s inhabitants.
If you have been putting off getting a new entry door on your Skokie home, reaching out to the leading door installation company can get you started on the estimate and design process. You can have an expert come to your home, measure, and take your order details there so that the next time you see us we’ll be installing your door.
You’ll Love Our 4-Step Process for Stress-Free Siding Installation in Chicagoland!
Onsite Inspection & Consultation
The first step in our process is to visit your home and provide a free consultation. During this visit, you will meet with our owner, a 20 year veteran of James Hardie building products who will inspect your existing siding and will make an honest assessment of its condition. His goal is to walk away with a thorough understanding of your style and any issues that you’re currently having. All Star Products uses the latest software and technology available to ensure that our quotes are accurate so you aren’t paying for needless waste and fast because we respect your time.
Create Estimate & Proposal
In a week or so, we will contact you to review your custom design rendering of your home based on your style and budget. Most Chicago siding contractors give you an ambiguous, 1 page quote and you’re never quite sure what you’re getting. At All Star, love laying out the little details of your home project so you know EXACTLY what you’ll be getting. You will receive a beautiful rendering of your project as well as a detailed and comprehensive, line item project estimate of what the siding installation will cost, and how we will transform your home.
Our owner and your project manager will walk around your house on siding installation project completion to make sure we will meet the project scope and your expectations 100%. We will plan out how we will preserve your landscaping, plants and flowers. Our Chicagoland siding installation team will arrive on time and be professional and courteous at all times. The siding installation crew will remove the old siding and begin the installation process for your new James Hardie siding based on James Hardie’s best practices and standards.
Cleanup & Walkthrough
The Chicago siding experts at All Star will handle everything! Our team will clean up the mess and dispose of all the waste properly. We walk the job with a metal detector and make sure that we do not leave nails or debris in your yard. Our exterior siding installers will also conduct a walkthrough with you to ensure everything meets your needs and expectations. We will not leave or take final payment until you’re 100% satisfied!
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Yes, Fiber Cement Siding is mostly made of cement. James Hardie Siding, for example, is composed of 90% Portland cement and sand and 5% cellulose fiber. The cellulose gives the siding the flexibility needed to ensure it is impact resistant. So James Hardie fiber cement siding really is cement siding.
Your siding is the outer shell and protective barrier for what is likely your largest single investment - your home). Additionally, if you were building a new house the exterior siding, trim, soffit, fascia and gutters are generally one of the top 5 most expensive components of building a new home. Generally speaking, people only reside once in their lifetimes vs. the average American will buy 9 different cars in throughout their life. When you do something once in your lifetime, and it protects your family and your largest investment it makes since to do it right. Plus, residing your home with James Hardie is just about the best investment you can make for your home. The ROI for Hardie crushes just about every other project that you can take on to upgrade your home. The average James Hardie siding project cost for an entire home will generally fall between $25k and $75k.