When it comes to protecting your biggest investment—your home—nobody wants to deal with moisture damage, faded color, or cracks in their siding. Siding is a vital structural part of your home.
Siding comes in a variety of materials and rarely needs to be replaced, so it pays to do your research, and choose a durable product with a proven track record. Enter fiber cement siding, which is also known as Hardie Board siding. Popular for a variety of reasons, this long-lasting siding material keeps homes protected from the elements, fire, and even pests. It looks gorgeous and stays good looking throughout its long lifespan.
Why homeowners choose James Hardie siding
Beautiful Hardie Board siding boosts your home’s resale value and curb appeal. You’re going to love coming home to this gorgeous siding.
While vinyl siding contains plastic and doesn’t decompose easily, fiber cement is made using sustainable materials. It’s one of the greenest siding materials on the market.
One of Hardie Board siding’s greatest attributes is its strength. The most robust siding material on the market, fiber cement keeps homeowners satisfied with its protection for decades. Its outstanding durability is attributed to its makeup: cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. This strong combination withstands even severe storms, high winds, hail, snow, and ice.
Fiber cement siding doesn’t require much in the area of maintenance. While wood siding needs regular attention and upkeep to prevent it from rotting, Hardie Board siding simply needs to be cleaned twice a year with a regular garden hose and a medium bristle nylon brush. Simply remove any dirt or grime, and your siding will look fabulous for years to come.
The makeup of fiber cement siding is not what pests like termites, carpenter ants or other insects are looking for. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes knowing your home isn’t attracting pests. Save both money and time by avoiding the need for repairs and hassles of pest infestation.
Hardie Board siding resists the costly effects of woodpecker damage. Unlike wood siding, which attracts woodpeckers, fiber cement doesn’t offer a favorable housing option to woodpeckers.
Hardie Board siding resists heat damage and won’t fuel a fire. It’s rated noncombustible, and can even save you on your homeowner’s insurance with some companies due to its fire resistance. Wood siding fuels a fire, but fiber cement siding can help protect in case of a fire.
Outstanding warranty coverage
Hardie Board siding is so well made, the manufacturer has no problem providing lengthy warranties on it. Designed to last, this siding is installed by contractors trained by the James Hardie company. In order to ensure the warranty is covered, this trustworthy siding must be installed properly by James Hardie Preferred Contractors. James Hardie offers a 30-year, non-prorated warranty—the best warranty in the siding industry. And the James Hardie trim products come with a 15-year non-prorated warranty.
Protection you can rely on
Weather can be tough on homes and cause moisture damage, cracks, and chips in some siding materials. But fiber cement siding is well up to the task of protecting your home regardless of extreme weather conditions. Built to last, this strong siding material will keep your biggest investment well covered so you can rest at ease.
Colors you’re sure to love
James Hardie’s Dream Collection was designed to help you achieve the perfect look for your home with gorgeous color. Enjoy endless color possibilities by choosing from vibrant colors featuring over 700 ColorPlus Technology finishes. Additionally, the James Hardie Statement Collection of colors gathers your geographic region’s most popular ColorPlus Technology colors and then makes them available locally.
James Hardie ColorPlus technology gives you factory baked-on color that resists fading, so your siding will keep looking gorgeous over the years. The 15-year warranty on James Hardie color, its fade resistance, and UV resistance make it a fabulous choice.
James Hardie fiber cement siding is designed for your specific climate. They looked at weather conditions from specific geographic regions and created siding to exceed the weather. The HZ10 product delivers outstanding durability designed to withstand hurricane-force winds, and the fierce, humid heat of the Deep South. It resists cracking, splitting, rotting and swelling after the hot, humid, tropical storm season, making it an ideal product for the Atlanta area.
Fiber cement can mimic other siding materials such as traditional wood siding and stucco siding. It can save you time and money due to its low maintenance and durability. James Hardie siding comes in a variety of styles. Choose the style that complements your home.
- HardiePlank—The top selling James Hardie siding style, HardiePlank sets the standard with colors and textures to enhance your home’s appearance with a classic look.
- HardiePanel—Get this great looking vertical siding for your contemporary home design. Get a board-and-batten look by combining it with HardieTrim.
If you were to list the advantages and disadvantages about Hardie Board siding, the pros far outweigh the cons. One of the only cons that exist is the fact that its initial investment is larger than vinyl siding. However, the initial investment you make in fiber cement siding pays off for decades because of its strong makeup. Avoid the need to reside your home for up to 50 years with the trustworthy product homeowners love: fiber cement.
James Hardie, America’s most popular brand of siding, protects over 8,000,000 homes in our nation. It resists unattractive warping and endures the change of seasons with ease. It withstands extreme heat and cold and holds up to high winds. When you invest in the top siding product in America, you’ll enjoy its beauty and protection for decades.
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