Don’t risk the problems that can mount due to faulty siding. Replace your damaged home exterior with the top solution that covers millions of homes across America—James Hardie fiber cement siding. With aesthetics that bring out the best in your house’s architecture and create eye-catching curb appeal, you’re sure to love Hardie products.
Read on to learn the value you gain by choosing James Hardie.
The Hardie Advantage
1. Exceptional Beauty
When a home is covered in Hardie siding, its beauty is enhanced. The textured thick panels are so thick that they can mimic the look of wood, with an authentic-looking appearance. If you prefer a smooth texture, Hardie delivers—creating a clean, modern aesthetic that satisfies even the most distinct taste.
If you love a rustic chic farmhouse design, Hardie creates a board-and-batten look with vertical panels (boards) and Hardie trim at each seam (battens). And those with traditional taste gravitate toward timeless horizontal lap siding.
2. Unmatched Water Resistance
When water invades your home exterior, trouble results. Over time, the cycle of precipitation and drying causes wood siding to swell, buckle or crack and causes paint to flake off. Rot, mold, and structural damage can occur if you don’t remedy the problem in a timely fashion.
James Hardie siding won’t allow moisture to invade your exterior, whether it comes in the form of rain, snow, or ice storms.
3. Exquisite Designer Hues
Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology delivers baked-on color that is fade-resistant, stands up to harsh UV rays, and keeps your exterior looking like new for years to come. Because color is applied in Hardie’s factory setting, it has a unified appearance and lasts longer than typical exterior paint.
Choose from designer-picked hues that are carefully chosen and thoughtfully organized. They will complement your home’s looks and add value to your property.
4. Outstanding Fire Resistance
While vinyl warps or melts under the heat of a fire, and wood fuels fire, Hardie siding is non-combustible. It won’t ignite and add fuel to a fire.
Insurance companies are so in tune with the nature of Hardie siding that many offer discounts for homeowners who install the Hardie system on their exterior, knowing it will help protect against fire spread.
With James Hardie products safeguarding your most significant investment, you and your family will have more time to make your way to safety if a fire breaks out.
5. Stunning Durability
Hardie board is so well engineered that it lasts up to 50 years when installed correctly and maintained well over its lifespan. Made of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers, Hardie siding consistently stands up to the elements 24/7.
Engineered for Climate, Hardie Board is designed to resist weather in the region of the country in which it is installed. The HardieZone System was created after the company studied the long-term impact different climates have on siding. HZ5 products are ideal for New York and Connecticut, as they were engineered to resist wet, freezing conditions.
6. Reliable Pest Resistance
Woodpeckers are a nuisance and return annually to wreak havoc on wood homes—even if the owner just repaired woodpecker damage. Imagine the frustration when time and money are invested to repair the holes woodpeckers create to store their food or nest—making your home theirs. Likewise, termites and carpenter ants are attracted to some siding types, causing damage to a home’s exterior and structure.
But Hardie siding is designed to resist pests like termites and woodpeckers. It isn’t edible to pests, and its makeup isn’t conducive to drilling holes to store food (like woodpeckers do to wood homes). By installing Hardie siding, you will avoid the hassles of infestation, and the repairs that follow. And you’ll have more time to do the things you love most.
7. Excellent Warranty
Hardie siding comes with an outstanding 30-year non-prorated, transferable warranty.
8. Consistent Low Maintenance
While wood siding needs tedious upkeep—like repainting your whole house every six to eight years—Hardie siding delivers the low maintenance you desire. To keep it looking fabulous, simply clean dirt and debris off it each spring and fall with a garden hose and medium bristle nylon brush. Avoid the temptation to use a power washer as it could damage your siding.
Keep an eye on caulking around your window trim and at siding joints. If it begins to deteriorate, replace it with silicone caulk from your local hardware store. If your home is covered in ColorPlus technology, you will need to paint it only every 15 years.
9. Trusted Weather Resistance
Hardie resists high winds and hail. It performs well in snowstorms and when extreme temperatures hit our region. Additionally, Hardie stands up to the change of season when other siding materials crack in the cold or expand and contract when humidity fluctuates.
10. Recognized Industry Leader
The James Hardie Company was awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. After rigorous testing by the Good Housekeeping Institute, HardiePlank was given this sought-after award. And consumers agree, as proven by the millions who choose Hardie for its beauty, longevity, and track record of success.
11. Environmentally Friendly
If making an environmentally conscious decision about siding material is a priority to you, Hardie siding is a great choice. It delivers energy savings throughout its lifespan, and the U.S. Green Building Council approves of its use.
Don’t Miss Out On Hardie’s Outstanding Benefits
Don’t let old siding cause damage to your property. Take a moment to learn more about how our James Hardie siding services can safeguard your home from the elements and bring out its beauty.
At Giant Siding & Windows, we’ll guide you toward the best Hardie product for your budget and needs, ensuring you’re delighted with the results for years to come.