Old, worn out siding can leave your home vulnerable to costly moisture intrusion. Once moisture penetrates siding, wood rot and mold can result, leaving you with the need to repair your home exterior.
Replacement siding from a reliable contractor can boost your home’s value, increase its curb appeal, and safeguard your biggest investment from the elements. James Hardie fiber cement siding gives you lasting protection for your home.
Fiber Cement Siding’s Makeup
James Hardie fiber cement siding, also called Hardie Board and Hardie siding, is America’s top choice in home siding, and for good reason. It’s beautiful, durable, and provides you with the low maintenance you desire for your home exterior.
Fiber cement is made of Portland cement, sand, water, and cellulose fibers. This composition changes slightly depending on who manufactures it. The James Hardie company strengthens fiber cement siding performance with proprietary additives.
Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding outperforms other popular siding materials such as cedar and vinyl. Protecting over 8,000,000 homes in America, it has a variety of benefits including:
One: Exceptional Beauty
Enjoy the attractive home exterior you’ve desired with gorgeous Hardie siding. Create the perfect style with horizontal lap siding, vertical siding, the look of cedar shingles, or a rustic board-and-batten look.
Two: Reliable Durability
Other siding materials endure the weather only 20 to 30 years, and they need to be replaced at that time. Hardie siding is exceptionally durable. In fact, it lasts up to 50 years, saving you time and money.
Three: Lasting Color
The James Hardie company created ColorPlus® technology to ensure your siding’s color withstands the elements. You not only get a gorgeous look, but you also get color that lasts longer than typical exterior paint. The James Hardie company’s proprietary finish is applied inside a controlled factory environment to optimize adhesion and give you vibrant hues that stand the test of time. Between coats, they cure the finish for an even stronger bond that won’t chip, peel, or crack. It’s also UV resistant.
Most home exterior paint fades over time due to sun exposure. But ColorPlus finish resists fading, and looks great for years longer than other paints. ColorPlus finish comes with a 15-year limited warranty.
Four: Low Maintenance
When it comes time to clean your siding, simply use a medium bristle nylon brush to remove dirt, and a garden hose to rinse it. This should be done twice a year to keep your siding looking its best.
When homeowners choose ColorPlus technology, they don’t need to repaint their homes for up to 15 years, saving time, money, and hassle.
Five: Distinct Customizability
Fiber cement siding is a thick material that can easily mimic other siding types. It has multiple style options including HardieShingle®. This mimics traditional wood siding so well, it’s hard to tell the difference when you look at a home from the street.
Six: Outstanding Warranty
Hardie siding is backed by an exceptional warranty. This 30-year, non-prorated, transferable warranty gives homeowners peace of mind. Simply have your siding installed by a James Hardie Preferred Contractor, and your warranty will be protected.
Fiber cement stands up to heat and flames. It won’t fuel a fire, and some insurance companies even offer a discount due to its protective nature.
Eight: Third-Party Tested
Get the assurance your siding will endure by trusting in Hardie siding’s prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval awarded by the Good Housekeeping Institute. This sought-after mark of quality was awarded after rigorous evaluation and testing.
Nine: Moisture and Rot Resistance
Moisture penetration can cause most siding materials to swell and crack. When your home exterior is compromised, damage occurs. Hardie siding is engineered to stand up against moisture. It won’t crack or warp, regardless of how much rain, sleet, or snow it comes into contact with.
Hardie Siding Styles
Hardie siding can be customized to match your home’s architecture and your style preference. Choose from a variety of colors, textures, and designs to get the best look for your home.
This timeless horizontal lap siding is the most popular style, and gives you the beauty and durability you desire.
These vertical panels update your home with a contemporary look.
Enjoy the look of wood siding without the high maintenance.
Get the perfect finish for your home exterior. Frame your windows, doors, and more.
Cover the underside of your roof eaves and exterior porch ceilings.
Hardie Siding Colors
The James Hardie company has narrowed the search for optimal home exterior colors, taking the guesswork out of color selection. Their color experts created a stunning collection of shades that look fabulous on home exteriors.
This gorgeous selection of colors consists of your region’s most popular ColorPlus technology colors. These are locally stocked, readily available, and ensure your house will look beautiful.
The James Hardie company helps your dreams come to life with beautiful selections from their Dream Collection of colors. Featuring more than 700 ColorPlus technology finishes, the hues give you endless design possibilities and high performance.
Online Home Color Tool
Experiment with ColorPlus technology on different home styles to find the perfect shade for your home. This convenient online tool will help you see what different colors will look like on your home, giving you confidence in your final selection.
Reliable Siding Installation
When replacing siding, it’s vital to the performance of the material that it is installed with precision. At UHQ Construction, we are a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, so your siding will be fitted according to the manufacturer’s guidelines, and your 30-year warranty will be well protected.
Discover even more of the benefits of James Hardie siding.