LESLIE: Mary in Florida is working on a siding project. How can we help you with that?
MARY: I’d like to know what your opinion is on a product called HardieTrim. It’s spelled H-a-r-d-i-e?
MARY: I’ve got some boards on the ends of my house, between the brick siding and the roof, that needs to be replaced because they’re getting old and rotting. And this man has recommended that and I know nothing about it and I thought I’d see what your opinion was about it then.
TOM: Well, it’s good stuff. It’s a composite siding product. I actually have one of the Hardie products on a garage and it’s called HardieShingle. But HardieTrim and HardiePlank, it’s all the same stuff.
MARY: Oh, OK.
TOM: And it’s not organic, so it doesn’t rot. And it may be available already primed or actually fully painted. I put the product up on my house; it was already painted.
LESLIE: Mm-hmm. And it looks beautiful.
TOM: And it’s beautiful. So, it’s really good stuff and I don’t think you’re going to have any problem with it. And it’s a good recommendation from this contractor.
MARY: OK. Well, I just didn’t know what it was and I wanted to get your opinion.
TOM: Alright. Well, thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.