Deciding on which material to choose for your siding replacement? James Hardie fiber cement is one of the most durable siding materials in the industry and is well worth its initial investment. Hardie combines gorgeous design with high performance, beating its competition consistently on curb appeal, endurance, and more.
When you’re in the market for new siding, look at the whole picture, not just the initial investment. Your ROI and savings on repairs and maintenance add to the long-term benefits of choosing a siding material with a track record of success.
Read on to learn more.
Why Hardie’s Superior Siding Is Worth the Investment
1. You can expect a substantial return on investment (ROI).
In Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, replacing your siding with a fiber cement product yields one of the highest returns on investment (ROI) of any home exterior upgrade. That means when you sell your home, you’ll receive back a substantial amount of what you invested in your fiber cement siding replacement.
Since James Hardie is the industry’s number one fiber cement manufacturer, you’ll have solid ground to stand on when you sell your home. Buyers know Hardie siding can be trusted for decades. Your Hardie siding may even help you sell your property faster and for more money because it adds so much value to your home.
2. You’ll improve your home’s curb appeal substantially.
With Hardie’s ColorPlus technology, your home’s beauty will endure. ColorPlus colors give you a strong finish applied inside a factory environment to optimize color adhesion. The result? You get a low-maintenance, long-lasting color for your home exterior.
Between coats, the finish is cured for an even stronger bond. Your home’s color will resist fading and flaking, so you can enjoy it longer. The enduring ColorPlus finish even comes with a 15-year warranty that covers paint and labor, protecting against peeling, cracking, and chipping.
And the Hardie company’s convenient online Home Color Tool allows you to experiment with different colors on your home to find the hue you’ll love for years.
3. You will enjoy long-term savings on maintenance due to its durability.
The Hardie company spent millions on research and development and continues to invest in product advancements. They invented fiber cement over 30 years ago, and due to their technological advancements, they have always been ahead of the siding industry curve. They’re so sure their durable siding will last that it comes with a 30-year transferable warranty.
While some siding materials need to be replaced after 25 years, Hardie siding has a track record of lasting up to 50 years when it is well maintained and installed by a professional contractor who specializes in Hardie siding installation (like us!).
4. You can be confident your home will stand up to the elements.
Hardie siding and trim are Engineered for Climate, so despite the weather in your area, your siding will stand up to it. After studying the lasting impact of different climates on siding, the Hardie company created the HardieZone system to ensure you get the right product for your region. HZ5 products are perfect for resisting the wet, freezing conditions of Pennsylvania weather.
5. You get to bypass the hassles of water intrusion.
Wood siding expands, buckles, and cracks when exposed to cycles of moisture and drying. Hardie siding is thick, durable, and stands up to moisture from rain, sleet, snow, hail, and severe storms. While water causes other siding materials to swell and crack, lose their paint, and mold, Hardie siding resists moisture, safeguarding your home from problems like rot and structural issues.
6. You’ll enjoy its pest resistance.
Because Hardie siding stands up to moisture, keeping your home dry and free from the hassles of water intrusion, it also safeguards your home from pests. Fiber cement is made of sand, cement, and cellulose—which are not edible for insects and other critters. They aren’t attracted to your home because they can’t eat its protective layer or penetrate it, so they won’t try to nest in it.
7. You’ll rest at ease knowing your home siding is fire-resistant.
Fire thrives on wood, but Hardie siding won’t fuel any flames. Its non-combustible makeup means if a fire breaks out, your siding will contribute to protecting your family and give you time to get to a safe place while the fire department arrives. Many insurance companies offer a discount if you cover your home in Hardie siding.
8. You can enjoy the pleasures of a low-maintenance home exterior.
When you choose Hardie siding, you will save time and money by bypassing the repair needs other siding materials require. Simply wash your siding twice a year with a garden hose to remove dirt and debris. Use a soft brush and mild detergent on any tough dirt or stains, and your siding will look as good as new again!
Resist the temptation to use a pressure washer, and never use harsh chemicals on your Hardie siding, and you’ll keep it looking great over its lifetime.
When you choose James Hardie, you’ll have more time to enjoy what you love most. While others are sanding and repainting their siding every 6-8 years, you won’t need to repaint for up to 15 years!
Transform Your Home with James Hardie Siding
Don’t settle for aging siding that can leave your biggest investment at risk of moisture intrusion. Get durable fiber cement siding to protect your home. You’ll love your updated curb appeal and style.
At Preferred Home Improvement, we are James Hardie Elite Preferred contractors, so you can rest assured that your siding will be installed precisely and according to Hardie’s high standards.
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