Rumor has it that James Hardie will soon be the only U.S. based manufacturer of fiber-cement siding.  The leader, and in my opinion, the best producer has taken over as Certainteed, may be selling their fiber-cement division to Mextel, a Mexican producer.  I do not know how this will affect the market place, but I think if you are interested in replacing your siding with James Hardie, act now as I do not see the lessening of competition as a reason for James Hardie to feel the need to “lower its prices”.  The temptation to increase pricing without a direct U.S. competitor may be coming.

Also, a winter install is less expensive as most installers are more willing to lower their margins when business is slow.  Nu-Concepts included.

If the rumor is false, so what, you have acted at a time when price can be negotiated.  Winter has its benefits.  Call us to ask why.

Mike Mayer