Frequently Asked Questions
At the product level all HB products are built of cellular PVC using a combination of old and new jointery techniques and craftsmanship. Although our roots are in wood, we live in Southern Florida and recognize that harsh climates require low maintenance materials and quality design and construction or they just don't last. This is why all Hardie Boys, Inc., Columns, Beams, Railings, Brackets, Trim, and more, are made of Cellular PVC and designed for beauty, low maintenance, and long life even in the harshest environments. We use only the highest quality materials with uncompromising care and craftsmanship, and take great pride in our work.
When it comes to design, whether working with a homeowner, architect, or builder, we have the equipment, training, and knowledge to deliver in any style. However, we are most well known for our love and dedication to the British West Indies Architectural style. Many of our clients rely on us for our experience in designing and producing authenticity in this genre. A glance through our portfolio with confirm that no other company has a more experience. Combine that with the highest quality, low maintenance product and you will begin to get a picture of who we are and what we care about.
Cellular PVC can be primed and painted with typical primers and paint used for wood, though for exterior applications we recommend a high temperature rated product.
Hardie Boys, Inc., can provide installation services in Southeastern Florida. We can also provide training for other installation companies. HB products are simple to install however, we recommend that the work be done by trained professional with the appropriate training and experience.
If you have already engaged a builder or architect, we would begin by setting up a meeting to discuss project details and go over drawings. We can jump into a project at any point, though it's best to engage us at the very in the concept stage. The earlier the better.
While Cellular PVC may cost more in raw materials and fabrication, the quality and low maintenance benefits quickly make it the most economical choice. Cellular PVC will never crack, check, or absorb moisture. This makes it impervious to mold and mildew. It is also impervious to pests.