Wood siding looks timeless, genuine, natural and beautiful, but it comes with an expensive price: high maintenance. Cedar wood can easily experience water intrusion, resulting in extensive damage to your home. Wood siding will need to be repaired or replaced, draining your time and money in the process.
The good news is that you can get the gorgeous look of wood siding in a material that stands up to California weather and doesn’t have the high maintenance wood requires.
The Problem with Wood Siding
Wood siding does not last like other siding materials. It requires frequent maintenance due to water intrusion and exposure to California weather. When moisture invades, wood rot and mold result. Next, pests may find the wood rot and water damaged areas of your home and move in, causing further damage to your home. Wood siding can fuel a fire unless it has been treated with fire retardant. It can also attract woodpeckers and incur damage as a result.
The Siding Solution that Delivers Low Maintenance and Stands up to California Weather
Fiber cement siding is made of cement, sand, and cellulose. This durable combination endures California weather for years while still maintaining its beauty and integrity. The most popular manufacturer of fiber cement siding is James Hardie. Over 8,000,000 homes in America are protected by this reliable product. It comes in a variety of styles so you can match your taste and complement your home’s architecture.
If you love the look of cedar but you don’t want its tiresome upkeep, choose Hardie siding for beauty and endurance. This strong material lasts up to 50 years and requires almost no maintenance. Simply wash it twice a year with a garden hose and a medium bristle nylon brush to remove any dirt that has accumulated.
Homeowners love the 30-year, non-prorated, transferable warranty Hardie siding comes with. Simply have it installed by a James Hardie Preferred contractor, and your warranty will be honored.
How Hardie Siding Compares to Wood and Other Siding Materials
- Wood—This high maintenance siding comes with the need for regular painting or staining, and frequent inspections to check for wood rot, moisture intrusion, woodpecker damage and pest infestation.
- Vinyl—This affordable material requires less upkeep than wood, but it doesn’t have Hardie siding’s durability. While Hardie is thick and protects your home from the elements, vinyl is thin and is known for its inability to stand up to weather. It easily warps, dents, cracks, and breaks. It needs to be replaced much earlier than Hardie siding.
- Engineered wood—This newer siding material is susceptible to moisture intrusion like real wood, and it can begin to rot over time. It may also develop issues with mold and mildew growth, creating additional destruction to your home. Because it has wood in it, engineered wood can become infested with pests, and it can fuel a house fire. Its warranty typically doesn’t cover termite infestation or hail damage, leaving you with repair bills if these occur.
- Hardie siding—This durable low-maintenance material can mimic the look of wood. It lasts longer than wood siding and stands up to the California elements. Engineered for climate, this long-lasting product is literally built to stand up to the specific weather conditions in the region in which it’s installed. Hardie siding is noncombustible. Because it resists both heat and flames, it adds a measure of protection to your home in case of a fire.
Get the Perfect Style with Hardie Siding
Hardie siding looks so much like wood that historic districts throughout the United States have approved it to replace wood siding. It’s thick and easily mimics the look of wood grain. If you’re looking at a home from the curb, it’s hard to tell Hardie siding isn’t genuine wood. Choose from a modern smooth finish or a rustic look on your new siding.
- ColorPlus technology—Get the perfect color for your home’s exterior by selecting from the designer-picked color combinations James Hardie put together to bring out the best in your home. This factory-baked-on color resists peeling, chipping, and cracking. Its 15-year warranty gives you assurance you can enjoy the low-maintenance siding you deserve.
- Hardie styles—Choose the perfect look for your home:
- HardiePlank—This popular horizontal lap siding gives your home a timeless, classic look.
- HardieShingle—Get the look of cedar shakes without the high maintenance. This gorgeous siding mimics the look of wood while giving you the reliable durability and low maintenance Hardie siding is known for.
- HardiePanel—These vertical panels give your home a contemporary look. Add HardieTrim® to create the chic board-and-batten design for your home.
- HardieTrim—Get the ideal finishing touch for your Hardie siding. Add trim to your doors, windows, and more to bring visual interest, beauty, and contrast to your home.
- HardieSoffit—Cover the underside of your roof eaves and exterior porch ceiling with HardieSoffit panels. Choose from smooth or vented profiles to match your home style and meet code requirements.
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Don’t settle for subpar materials that leave your home exposed to the elements. Get Hardie siding for your home upgrade. Its durable beauty stands up to the weather and gives you the low maintenance you deserve.
Take a moment to learn more about the benefits of James Hardie siding, and discover how it can transform your home’s exterior.