Archive for December, 2013

Authorized Hardie Plank Contractor in Vancouver and Portland

December 30th, 2013

Superior Exterior Systems is an authorized Hardie Plank siding contractor preferred by customers servicing the entire Portland and Vancouver metro areas.  Most siding companies have not gone thru their specific training programs and jumped thru their pre-requisites.  Don’t assume all companies have.   Way back in 1999 we were invited by the team of engineers that create HardiePlank to tour the manufacturing plant and have gone thru ongoing training over the last 15 years.   Superior has also been multiple times to Hardie factories to meet with the engineers and Hardiplank BIG shots to talk about specifics with the manufacturing process and our unique installation techniques.  We are thankful and priveledged as this is hard to accomplish.  Most siding  manufactures give very little support but the team at James Hardie is very proactive in ongoing education with their top installers.  Visit us at  ‎ and go to our Hardie page to see more about Hardie Plank siding.

Portland Vancouver siding contractor wins Angies List Award for 2013

December 30th, 2013

Superior Exterior Systems was just awarded the Super Service Award for 2013 from Angies List.  As a local siding contractor servicing all areas around  Portland Or  and Vancouver WA.  we are proud to except it.    For info on how we can give you Superior service visit us at  ‎

siding contractor finishes another project in Vancouver WA

December 30th, 2013

Superior Exterior Systems just finished another home in Vancouver WA.  This 2 story home got a major face lift with Hardie Plank fiber cement siding and Craftsmen style window trim detail.  As a local fully licensed siding contractor, we have over 21 years proven experience fixing homes in Vancouver and Portland OR metro areas.  Log in and read our reviews on our home page.  Visit us at‎

CertainTeed Weatherboards settles lawsuit - Hardie Plank is much better

December 30th, 2013

On November 4, 2013 a lawsuit for $103.9 million was agreed upon in favor of home owners who bought CertainTeed Weatherboard siding because it was proven to be faulty. This applies to any Weatherboards that was manufactured and installed before September 30, 2013.

If you bought  CertainTeed Weatherboard siding and have had problems with excessive splitting, cracking, and shrinking a lot at butt joints there is some hope in sight!  Don’t make the mistake many Lp owners made by not filing quickly. Procrastination will definitely cost you as money as the funds are constantly being dispersed and they will run out.  You must file on line so they have a record of dates. They will take about 3 weeks to come out.  Make no mistake, they will definitely try to put some blame on installation as their inspectors have job security by saving money for Certainteed.  This just makes sense.  The problem is no matter how bad an installation may be, the product itself contracts and expands too much causing cracking.  Stand your ground with them.  I have heard that some of the inspectors try to intimidate you since they know more about siding than you do.

CertainTeed Weatherboard Siding was an early, fiber cement board siding product. I personally have been to the factory in southern Oregon in 1999.  It was supposed to have a long life and be the answer to problems that arise with the use of wood siding.  Over time and especially in certain areas of the country Weatherboard siding began to break down due to the base of the product being Fly Ash which is a bi-product of coal making it more brittle.  Think about it - coal itself IS brittle.  Instead of using Fly ash, James Hardie Fiber cement uses silica sand as the base of their product making it long lasting, durable, and not brittle because it bonds the fibers together at a molecular level.  Basically it is less likely to crack.

Superior Exterior Systems prefer to install Hardie Plank siding since nothing like this has ever come up.  Hardie Board is also a fiber cement siding, but it is far superior to the CertainTeed brand in our opinion and has stood the test of time since it uses NO fly ash.  For more info on how we can help you call (503) 285-0875 or (360) 687-8936 and feel free to visit us at  ‎