Did you know that homes with great curb appeal tend to sell for 7% more than similar houses? Even if you’re not planning to sell your home anytime soon, however, updating your home’s exterior is a great way to make your home feel newer and more functional. One of the best ways to do so is by replacing your outdated siding with new fiber cement siding.
What exactly is this material? And what makes James Hardie siding the best fiber cement option on the market? We’re glad you asked! Read on to learn all the answers to your questions about fiber cement siding.
What Is Fiber Cement Siding Made Of?
What sets fiber cement siding apart from other materials is its unique composition. It’s made up of the following key ingredients, which results in a durable, beautiful material unlike anything else on the market.
Wood Pulp/Cellulose Fibers
These fibers improve the resilience and flexibility of the siding as a whole.
This mixture, which is made up of iron, limestone, and clay helps to bind all the fiber cement materials together. It’s what makes the siding strong enough to withstand the elements.
The sand acts as a filler in the siding material.
Water helps to dissolve the wood pulp and activate/harden the Portland cement.
What Makes James Hardie Siding the Best Fiber Cement Siding Option?
While there are a few different fiber cement siding brands on the market, James Hardie is widely recognized as the premier fiber cement manufacturing company. Let’s take a closer look at what sets it apart from the competition.
It Comes in a Variety of Colors and Styles
One of the reasons our customers love James Hardie siding is because there are so many different design options available. Regardless of your home’s style and your personal design preferences, we can almost guarantee there’s a James Hardie siding option you’ll love.
There are even some options that look like wood siding, so if you want that look without the maintenance, James Hardie and the UHQ Construction team can make it happen.
It Boasts Unmatched Durability
Your home’s siding plays an important role in keeping you and your family safe. James Hardie siding is specifically designed to withstand rain, ice, high winds, humidity, and all the other weather extremes we experience here in Indiana.
As a non-combustible material, it’s also fire-resistant, giving your home extra protection in the event of a fire disaster. Finally, it’s resistant to pests, so you won’t have to worry about damage from termites and carpenter ants like you would if you chose a different siding material.
It’s a Low-Maintenance Material
Other popular siding materials require regular maintenance, causing you to spend your free time repainting your home instead of with your family. James Hardie siding, on the other hand, requires very little maintenance.
All you have to do is rinse it down with a garden hose and wipe it down with a gentle brush twice a year to keep it looking great.
It Comes With an Unbeatable Warranty
It’s important to our team that the homeowners we work with feel like they’re getting the most bang for their buck. That’s why we love the warranty that James Hardie offers.
James Hardie siding comes with a standard 30-year non-prorated warranty that is transferable. And, they take it a step further. James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology also comes with a 15-year warranty against chipping, cracking, and peeling, including labor and materials. Other siding materials simply can’t compete.
Choose the UHQ Construction Team for Your James Hardie Siding Project
After learning more about fiber cement siding and what makes James Hardie the best, it’s time to think about your own siding project. Our team here at UHQ Construction is proud to be a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor.
We have experience installing this high-quality product and would love to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to learn more about our siding installation services and to get a free estimate for your project.