So, you’re ready to add new siding to your home. It’s a big decision that can affect the look of your home for years to come. Not to mention the fact that the market is saturated with different siding options. Researching the best options can feel overwhelming and exhausting.
Let us guess— you’re looking for siding that:
- Looks fantastic
- Will last for years
- Is reliable
- Is affordable
If that sounds familiar, we’ve got good news for you. There is one siding brand that is backed by industry professionals across the country more than any other.
Allow us to introduce you to James Hardie Siding.
What is James Hardie Siding?
Founded in 1888, James Hardie Industries has been a leader in the world of building materials since the beginning. This Australian-based company was known at the time for producing asbestos-based products. When mid-twentieth-century research established the adverse health effects caused by asbestos, James Hardie Industries invented the first-ever asbestos-free, fiber-based cement.
That groundbreaking product is still the base of their work today. James Hardie makes fiber cement siding that remains the top choice for many contractors working in the siding industry.
Today, you can buy their signature siding material in shingle, vertical, and lap siding styles. They also offer luxury designer siding options for those who are really looking to make their homes pop.
Why Should I Choose James Hardie Siding?
There are numerous benefits to James Hardie siding. Curious as to why professionals recommend James Hardie siding more than any other brand? Read on to discover ten reasons why you should choose James Hardie siding!
1.) Amazing Durability
If there is one thing that James Hardie is known for, more than anything else, it is its signature durability. Many homes have wood siding. This may seem like a cheaper option, but it will cost you in the long run. Natural wood siding is sensitive to moisture and rot. This can quickly degrade your siding. The subsequent water damage can create costly problems for your home.
Because it is cement-based, James Hardie siding does a fantastic job of standing up to water damage. Additionally, it looks fresh longer than painted wood siding, which peels and chips as the weather changes.
2.) Environmentally Friendly
James Hardie is committed to choosing environmentally friendly practices. They have a global mindset and have taken conscious steps to ensure that their company and their products minimize their impact on the planet.
As of 2022, James Hardie has ceased using coal in the production of its materials. By 2030, they aim to reduce their landfill-bound waste by 50% and their greenhouse gas emissions by 40%.
The siding material itself is made from wasted scrap wood and other recycled materials. While most existing siding will end up in a landfill, James Hardie’s products are made to last. By choosing their products, you are ultimately reducing the waste that comes from your home.
3.) Extreme Weather Resistance
James Hardie has a unique system to determine what type of siding will be best for your home’s exterior. How? They look at the weather.
The Hardie Zone system was created based on the idea that all houses have different needs based on the environmental factors they are surrounded by. A James Hardie preferred contractor can help you determine where your home sits on the Hardie Zone so that you can pick a siding that will last through your region’s weather.
Hardie siding has been shown to last through extreme heat, extreme cold, and even hurricanes.
4.) Low Maintenance
Standard siding materials require regular maintenance. At least once a year, you’ll find yourself power washing your home or adding paint touch-ups.
When you install James Hardie siding, you’ll find that the maintenance is very minimal. A simple scrub with soap and water will keep your home looking beautiful all year round.
5.) Fantastic Warranty
With a warranty this good, you can tell that the James Hardie company believes in its’ product. All siding comes with a 15-year finish warranty that covers all paint and labor costs. Additionally, they offer a 30-year limited transferrable product warranty.
6.) Pest Resistant
Having pest troubles in your home? Kiss them goodbye with James Hardie siding products. It is sturdy and unattractive to critters like termites, woodpeckers, and mice who can nibble through wood composite or natural wood siding.
7.) Protects Against Temperature Changes
Live in a climate where the temperature can swing from deathly hot to extremely cold? The fiber cement siding won’t warp and crack as natural wood does.
8.) Huge Curb Appeal
Obviously, James Hardie’s siding works well. But does it look good? You bet it does! They offer a variety of different styles and colors to suit your taste. More recently, they’ve created the James Hardie artisan collection and the Magnolia Home collection. This collaboration with acclaimed home designer Joanna Gaines helps you create a home that looks beautiful and stands the test of time.
9.) Make Money Back
While James Hardie’s products may seem more expensive than competitors on the market, it’s because they know that their products are built to last. The real estate market knows it too. The vast majority of homeowners who chose James Hardie siding were able to recoup up to 75% of the money they spent on their siding installation process! Fiber cement siding is a good investment, and your future buyer will know it!
10.) Professionals Love It
Contractors know that you will fall in love with your fiber cement siding. As part of the James Hardie Preferred Contractors program, we’ve seen firsthand how our customers are satisfied with their purchases.
Don’t just take our word for it! Contact us at Best Exteriors to find out how James Hardie products can transform your home to help you weather every season of your life.