Why Homeowners Choose Hardie Siding over Vinyl Siding
Siding directly impacts your home’s curb appeal, helps protect your home from weather, decreases noise intrusion from outside, safeguards your home from pests, increases your home’s energy efficiency, and gives you security that your home is well protected. These important functions make it vital that a durable siding material is selected when it comes time to reside your home.
The most popular siding materials are fiber cement siding and vinyl siding. James Hardie fiber cement siding, installed by Approved Contractor, is the most widely used siding material in America. It protects over 8,000,000 homes, and for good reason. Here are some of the things homeowners love about James Hardie siding, and why they choose it over vinyl siding.
Boost your home’s curb appeal and resale value with James Hardie fiber cement siding. Hardie siding is five times thicker than vinyl siding products, so its shadow lines have an authentic look, and its ability to mimic wood grain texture is truly remarkable.
Fiber cement siding is made of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. Its strong makeup helps it last for decades. The lifespan of James Hardie fiber cement siding is up to 50 years when it is properly installed and maintained over the years.
Hardie siding is noncombustible and won’t contribute to a fire. It also resists damage from heat, ensuring your home is well protected. Due to its fire resistance, insurance companies often offer discounts for homes covered in fiber cement siding.
Fiber cement siding resists pests such as termites, stink bugs, and carpenter ants. It also resists woodpeckers, saving you the hassles of the damage they can cause other siding materials (such as wood).
Get the perfect style with James Hardie fiber cement siding. Update your home with board-and-batten siding—also known as HardiePanel Vertical Siding. Here are some additional James Hardie fiber cement siding favorites:
- HardiePlank Lap Siding—This popular option gives homes a classic look. Its texture, durability, and beauty make it a best-selling James Hardie product.
- HardieShingle Siding—Get the genuine look of cedar shingles with the durability of James Hardie siding products. Unlike wood shingles, HardieShingle siding resists wood rot, warping, and splitting.
- HardieTrim—This is the perfect final touch to your home exterior’s design. You can accent corners, fascia, doors, and windows with HardieTrim.
Enjoy outstanding, vibrant color that lasts with James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology. This factory baked-on color gives you optimal color consistency. It resists UV rays and maintains its gorgeous look for years. Its 15-year warranty gives homeowners peace of mind.
The James Hardie company offers a 30-year transferrable, non-prorated warranty for its siding products, giving homeowners confidence in their investment. Simply have your James Hardie siding installed by a James Hardie Preferred contractor, and your warranty will be protected.
Engineered for Climate®
James Hardie fiber cement siding resists damage from wind, rain, hail, and extreme temperatures. It is made to stand up against the weather specific to your geographical region. The HardieZone® System delivers outstanding protection from severe weather including hurricanes, high winds, storms, and more.
It’s simple to clean James Hardie siding—simply rinse it with a garden hose two times a year. A nylon, medium bristle brush can be used to remove any stubborn dirt. Your siding will look fabulous for decades with this simple maintenance.
Fiber cement’s makeup is a greener option than vinyl, and its long-lasting nature makes it a perfect choice as an eco-friendly siding material.
Why Vinyl Siding Isn’t the Optimal Siding Material
Vinyl siding is super thin and lacks an authentic wood appearance.
Lack of resistance to weather
Vinyl siding is less resistant than fiber cement to extreme temperatures, high winds, and hail. Cold temperatures can cause vinyl siding to crack.
Vulnerability during a fire
Vinyl siding quickly melts when it comes in contact with fire, extreme heat, and even solar heat reflected off Low-E windows.
Tendency to fade
The sun’s rays can impact vinyl siding color over time. Unfortunately, color can fade on vinyl at different rates, creating unsightly color inconsistency.
Tendency to warp
Over time, vinyl siding can warp when it comes into contact with heat from the sun. Warped siding can wreck your home’s curb appeal.
Vinyl siding is thin and not as durable as James Hardie fiber cement siding. It simply won’t last as long, so if you have it installed, you will need to have it replaced sooner than fiber cement siding. Vinyl siding tends to last 20-40 years when it’s installed properly and well maintained. It can be easily dented with the flick of a small rock from a lawnmower.
If you’re looking for a sustainable siding material, James Hardie fiber cement siding offers a greener solution than vinyl. Fiber cement siding doesn’t require the use of fossil fuels like vinyl siding does.
Replace Stucco Siding with Hardie Siding
If you’re tired of the endless repairs and maintenance stucco siding requires, it may be time to replace it with fiber cement siding. Imagine how much time you’ll have to enjoy life without the hassles of stucco’s maintenance and repair needs.
Why Homeowners Choose Approved Contractor for Siding Installation
At Approved Contractor, we offer premium siding materials and expert installation. We educate you and won’t initiate your siding installation until your questions are answered and you have a clear understanding of the process. We don’t do high pressure sales; we simply listen to your desires and guide you toward the best options for your needs.
Learn more detailed information on James Hardie siding so you can make the best choice for your siding replacement needs.