Choosing The Right James Hardie Siding For Your Home!

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Considered America’s number one siding brand, James Hardie Siding protects home exteriors against extreme weather and aging so you can enjoy the appearance of your home for years to come. When you need siding replacement, it’s best to consider your preferred aesthetics before making final decisions. While all of their products offer benefits such as moisture resistance, each delivers its own unique style. Here’s more information on James Hardie Siding design options so you can choose the right fit for your home. 

An Overview on James Hardie Siding

James Hardie fiber cement siding offers the beautiful appearance of wood with the durability of concrete. The composite material is constructed from cement and cellulose fibers that are solid, stable, and highly compatible with paint materials. Fiber cement is also moisture- and rot-resistant, non-flammable, and pest-resistant against critters such as termites and woodpeckers. 

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Moreover, it’s five times thicker than vinyl, enabling homeowners to achieve more design nuance such as a wood-grain effect on more traditional-style homes. Fiber cement can also withstand extreme weather conditions and fluctuations despite location. Homeowners won’t have to worry about issues such as warping, cracking, or sagging due to temperature extremes or damage from heavy storms. This leads to less annual maintenance as an added bonus. 

Because of these factors, HardiePlank® lap siding has received the Good Housekeeping Research Institute’s Good Housekeeping Seal since 2013, demonstrating this siding’s durability and reliability. 

4 Types of James Hardie Siding Materials

1. HardiePlank

HardiePlank® lap siding offers a classic, sleek design. Available in a wide selection of colors and textures, homeowners can select siding that protects and adds curb appeal. HardiePlank lap siding is the most popular brand of siding in America and sets the standard in exterior cladding. 

Lap Siding Options

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SELECT CEDARMILL®: This siding provides a natural cedar look to replicate a wood design.
SMOOTH: Smooth and sleek, the SMOOTH design comes in a range of colors.

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2. HardiePanel

HardiePanel vertical siding delivers style, and when combined with HardieTrim boards, it achieves that rustic board-and-batten look that defines cottage and farmhouse charm. The crisp, clean lines make HardiePanel a great choice for strong, contemporary designs.  

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3. HardieShingle

A clean-lined shingle can soften contemporary-looking designs or add refinement to rustic styles. Use HardieShingle to achieve the handcrafted look to traditional cedar shingle. Add this siding to a grand cape cod, add distinction to a handsome bungalow, or anywhere in between. 

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4. HardieTrim® boards  

HardieTrim® boards can highlight features such as columns, corners, doors, windows, and fascia. Available in a variety of colors, homeowners can choose a color that contrasts against the primary house color for a more dramatic effect. 

HardieTrim® boards Options

4/4 NT3® SMOOTH: This design offers a clean, minimalist appearance that is ¾ inches thick. Its ColorPlus® Technology finish ensures long-lasting color.

5/4 NT3® SMOOTH: This option offers a clean, minimalist appearance that is 1 inch thick. Its ColorPlus® Technology finish ensures long-lasting color. 

RUSTIC GRAIN© BATTEN BOARDS: HardieTrim Batten Boards presents a traditional board and batten style with a rustic grain finish. 

SMOOTH BATTEN BOARDS: Homeowners can admire a modern version of the board and batten appearance with a smoother design. Its ColorPlus® Technology finish provides long-lasting color.

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When you need a reliable siding contractor, turn to Preferred Home Improvement. For over 35 years, this family-owned home improvement company has served high quality renovation services to the local Philadelphia area. Contact us today to get started on your James Hardie siding installation.

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