Siding not only makes a home look gorgeous, but also protects it. Signs it’s time for siding replacement include faded siding, pest infestation, loose siding, high maintenance, and increased energy costs. When siding gets old and worn out, it’s vital to begin the siding replacement process in order to avoid the moisture damage and trouble that cracked, warped, or missing siding can cause.
Siding Solutions for Southern California Homes
When choosing the perfect siding solution for your California home, here are some important features to include:
Note that fiber cement siding is the leading “green” siding on today’s market. At least 75% of its raw materials (sand, cement, and cellulose) are sourced locally and low in toxicity. The 10 James Hardie manufacturing facilities support their region’s economy and lower the environmental impact of transporting siding. Fewer resources are needed because durable, long-lasting James Hardie fiber cement siding doesn’t need to be replaced for up to 50 years when it’s installed properly by professionals and maintained well by homeowners.
Wood siding requires high maintenance in order to keep it looking and functioning well. Vinyl siding tends to crack and warp, creating the need for repairs or replacement. The good news is that James Hardie fiber cement siding gives you the low-maintenance siding solution you’re looking for. Simply remove dirt and grime by washing it twice a year with a garden hose and a medium bristle nylon brush. Keep an eye on the caulking around your windows and doors, and replace it as needed. Other than that, your James Hardie siding takes care of itself!
Siding that doesn’t need frequent painting
Many people paint their home siding after it’s installed, but the James Hardie Company provides an even better solution: ColorPlus® Technology. Compared to traditional exterior paint jobs, James Hardie’s factory baked-on color decreases the need to repaint your home. You’ll enjoy 15 years without the need to repaint due to the strong bond ColorPlus technology provides.
Siding that stands up to California’s harsh UV rays
The sun’s rays can be brutal on siding color, causing it to fade and lose its great looks. Thankfully, James Hardie ColorPlus technology resists the damage that UV rays can cause, so your siding maintains its beauty for years to come.
What California Homeowners Love about ColorPlus Technology
1. The Eco-Friendly Benefit of James Hardie ColorPlus® Technology
ColorPlus technology delivers factor baked-on Hardie siding color for a consistent finish. Eco-friendly James Hardie ColorPlus finish eliminates VOCs that occur when siding is painted after installation. The most important feature for green architecture is durability: the product needs to be long-lasting and able to handle UV radiation, heat, and moisture. James Hardie fiber cement siding does all of these things.
2. The ColorPlus Technology Warranty
ColorPlus Technology finish comes with a 15-year warranty that covers paint as well as labor, protecting your home’s finish against peeling, cracking, and chipping. Homeowners take great comfort in the fact that this durable finish gives them years of protection for their biggest investment: their home.
3. The UV Protection ColorPlus Technology Provides
With the built-in UV protection of Hardie siding’s ColorPlus technology, you get less fading over time and enjoy vibrant color much longer than you do with traditional home exterior paint jobs.
4. The Value of Fade-Resistant Color
When color holds, your home looks fabulous for years to come, and ColorPlus technology resists fading, so your home maintains its beauty.
5. The Durability of ColorPlus Technology
Get gorgeous factory baked-on color you can count on. With ColorPlus Technology, you get a long-lasting finish that won’t chip, peel or crack. This seamlessly applied color is cured onto your siding with several coats, making it more durable than traditional home exterior painting.
6. Take the Guesswork out of Choosing Home Exterior Colors
ColorPlus technology color combinations were coordinated by a design team. You get to choose the winning Hardie siding colors for your home:
- Dream Collection—See your dreams come to life with the color combinations in the Dream Collection, featuring more than 700 ColorPlus finishes, giving you endless design possibilities.
- Statement Collection—Featuring your region’s most popular ColorPlus Technology colors, these siding and trim products are locally stocked.
7. The Great Looks of ColorPlus Technology
James Hardie’s factory baked-on color gives you a soft, beautiful finish that stands out when it comes to curb appeal.
8. Simplify Your Siding Installation
ColorPlus technology is applied in the factory, so as soon as your siding installation is complete, the job is done. There’s no need to wait a few more days for color to be painted onto your siding like you would if you chose pre-primed siding. You won’t have to wait for the weather to cooperate when you have factory baked-on James Hardie ColorPlus siding installed.
James Hardie Primed Siding
1. Endless Color Options
Choosing primed James Hardie fiber cement siding, gives you endless possibilities when it comes to color selection. If you paint your home exterior after siding installation, you’ll always have color on hand for any touch-ups that are needed.
2. Readily Available
James Hardie keeps a good supply of pre-primed boards stocked, so they won’t need to be special ordered, saving you time in the long run.
Get Gorgeous Hardie Siding Colors for Your California Home
When it comes to ColorPlus vs. primed boards, the choice is yours. Many homeowners appreciate the long-term value of ColorPlus technology due to its durable, fade resistant, UV resistant color.
At Approved Contractors, we understand how overwhelming it can be to sift through a wide variety of siding colors and styles trying to find the best look for your home. That’s why we guide you through the selection process and get the perfect fit for your home.
Learn more about James Hardie colors and styles.