When you are looking to replace your siding, James Hardie siding is one of the first options that you’ll run across, and for good reason.
Hardie Board provides unparalleled protection against the elements while outlasting other types of siding and giving your home an aesthetic that you can be proud of.
What Exactly Is Hardie Board?
Hardie Board is actually a type of cement made from cement, sand, and fiber. The combination of elements makes it easy to mold Hardie board into various looks while hardening into a durable material. When looking at using James Hardie Board siding, the benefits over other materials become obvious.
5 Benefits of James Hardie Board Siding
Formed from a mixture of cement, Hardie board has a durability stronger than wood or vinyl sidings. Both wood and vinyl are susceptible to the common elements of water and wind, eventually degrading or rotting. Hardie Board is naturally resistant to water and the wind speeds required to damage Hardie board are unlikely to occur even in the middle of a hurricane.
2. Fire Resistance
Hardie board is also a fire-resistant material that has been deemed non-combustible and has even been used around fireplaces. Siding made out of Hardie board will prevent large-scale fires nearby from spreading to your house or give you time to leave the house in the event there is a fire.
3. Minimal Upkeep
Hardie board requires minimal upkeep compared to other siding options. In most cases, the only upkeep that is required is at most a scrub with a hand brush or a wash down with the hose. If that isn’t enough, you can buy, rent, or hire a power washing service, but it is highly unlikely that you will need to go so far as to clean Hardie board. Another aspect of maintenance is repainting. For Hardie board, the average time for the next repaint will be about 15 years, which is still considerably higher than vinyl or wood and can be lengthened using better paints.
Another bonus is the aesthetics of the Hardie board. Because Hardie board is molded cement, you can freely choose what sort of look you want your siding to appear as. It can be as brick or wood-like as you would prefer letting you customize to your heart’s content.
5. Added Value
Finally, there is the added value. Adding value to your house is often the main reason we look into better and more robust siding options. Some siding options won’t pay for themselves in the long run, but Hardie board can and will pay for itself through the value added to your home. Even with a high initial investment, Hardie board tops the value added to a home when compared to wood or vinyl siding.
Pick an Experienced Installer
When you are looking at replacing your siding, who you choose as your installer will play a major part in the quality of the job. Experienced installers who know what they are doing will further amplify the added value when replacing your siding. Tri County Windows & Siding are experienced in the Hardie board installation process with over 20 years of experience in the business. Contact us for a free no-obligation estimate today.