When it comes to return on investment (ROI), you can’t go wrong with durable James Hardie siding. With up to 87% return, this attractive siding is one of the top remodeling projects you can invest in.
Outstanding fiber cement outshines its competition in beauty, durability, performance, and more. Buyers are thrilled to see this type of upgrade on a home they want to purchase.
Its makeup alone sets it apart from other options. Cement, sand, and cellulose fibers combine to create America’s most popular, long-lasting protection for your home exterior: Hardie siding.
While some homeowners look for the lowest cost while choosing siding material and end up disappointed in the long run, others invest in the most reliable product and are happy with it for literally decades. As the saying goes, “You can pay now or pay later.” Most would prefer to invest upfront and enjoy the durable, gorgeous protection Hardie siding offers. Here’s why:
How the Benefits Outweigh the Initial Investment in Hardie Siding
James Hardie siding, also known as Hardie Board, fiber cement siding, and HardiePlank, delivers a host of benefits that make it easy to see why over 8,000,000 homes in America are covered in this stunning product. It’s more expensive (yet higher-performing) than vinyl, and less expensive (yet more customizable) than brick. Its advantages include:
Outstanding Curb Appeal
Boost your home’s resale value with this attractive siding. Create the home exterior you love coming home to with fiber cement.
Wood siding requires tedious upkeep, but Hardie Board is built so well, there are barely any maintenance needs over the years. Vinyl siding needs repairs over the years as it dents and cracks easily due to weather elements.
When it comes to Hardie siding, just wash it with a garden hose and a medium bristle nylon brush a couple of times a year, and keep an eye on its caulking around your windows and doors. If caulking breaks down, simply replace it. Although most siding needs repainting every 8 years, Hardie’s ColorPlus technology is engineered so it won’t need to be repainted for up to 15 years!
Extreme Damage Prevention
Hardie siding resists pest damage like termites, carpenter ants, and even woodpeckers. And critters won’t find a home in this siding product. It won’t mold because it’s moisture resistant.
The non-combustible nature of fiber cement means it is flame and heat-resistant. It’s a favorite choice for insurance companies that offer discounts to homeowners who install this durable siding.
Hardie siding comes with a 30-year, non-prorated, transferable warranty that gives you peace of mind about your investment. Simply have it installed by a James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor (like us), and your warranty will be honored.
Hardie Board stands up to severe weather such as high winds, hail, and storms. It outperforms aluminum, vinyl, and wood in protecting your home from harsh weather and 24/7 exposure to the elements in addition to being fire-resistant.
Due to its composite nature and tough strength, Hardie Board has one of the longest lifespans of any siding type. This may just be the last siding replacement your home will ever need because Hardie lasts up to 50 years!
This robust siding product seals your home with strength. It resists moisture intrusion, so you won’t have to worry about it warping or rotting like wood siding does.
James Hardie ColorPlus technology gives you factory baked-on color that resists fading, chipping, and peeling. Its UV resistance and 15-year warranty give homeowners confidence in its enduring vibrancy. This color can stand up to extreme temperatures and will keep your home looking its best.
HardiePlank has the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval from the esteemed Good Housekeeping Research Institute. Its extensive testing of weather resistance, water resistance, durability, and fade resistance gives homeowners peace of mind about their siding investment.
Hardie siding offers aesthetically pleasing options when it comes to style, texture, and designer-picked color. Custom siding styles include:
- HardiePlank—Timeless horizontal lap siding that gives your home a classic look
- HardiePanel—Contemporary vertical siding that can be combined with HardieTrim to create the popular Board-and-Batten look
- HardieShingle—The look of cedar wood siding without the high maintenance wood requires
How Does Hardie Siding Compare with Vinyl Siding?
Hardie siding is a better long-term investment than vinyl, so although vinyl may boast a lower price point upon its purchase, it won’t last as long or perform as well as Hardie siding. So in the long run, you come out ahead with Hardie.
While vinyl siding is super thin, Hardie Board is thick and dense, making it an excellent insulator. It prevents more air from exiting your home, so it will maximize your energy savings. It also has the ability to mimic the look of wood (without wood’s high maintenance) because of its thick depth.
Factors that Influence Overall Cost of Hardie Siding
- Size of your project—As you would expect, the larger your home, the greater the cost of siding replacement.
- Product selection—From lap siding to vertical siding, smooth or textured, your style selection will be directly reflected in the cost of new siding.
- Location—Where you live can impact your product’s overall cost.
- Contractor—Who you have install your siding and how experienced they are will be reflected in the cost of new siding.
The Perfect Siding for Your Southern California Home
Don’t settle for subpar siding installation. Choose Hardie Board for long-term durability, beauty, and high performance.
At Approved Contractor, we understand how overwhelming it can feel to tackle siding choices on your own. That’s why we developed a system to simplify the process and make siding installation stress-free. As James Hardie Elite Preferred contractors, we offer premium siding installation so you get the best enduring performance from your investment. Take a moment and learn more about the value of James Hardie siding.