Wise homeowners make informed decisions. So, when it comes to deciding which type of siding
is best for your home, it’s important to gather the facts, consider the options, and make an
educated decision. The best choice will stand the test of time and weather.
Fiber cement siding, an industry favorite, is made of four key ingredients:
- Water–to dissolve the wood pulp and activate the cement so it hardens.
- Sand–to enhance resilience and weather performance.
- Cellulose Fiber–used as a quality filler.
- Cement–made of clay, limestone, and iron. Its function: to bind all the ingredients
Here are some facts to consider about fiber cement siding:
1. Its resilience
Fiber cement siding is durable and resilient due to its quality ingredients. It does not burn
easily and won’t be eaten away by insects, rodents, or other pests. It doesn’t absorb water
as wood siding tends to, making fiber cement siding a fabulous choice for homes that
experience rainy and snowy conditions. It resists swelling and rotting and is more
resistant to bending, sagging, and denting than vinyl siding.
2. Its ability to handle weather well
James Hardie® siding products are engineered to handle weather elements such as rain,
hail, wind, heat, ice, and snow. It will protect your home and maintain its look while
enduring weather elements.
3. It is tailor made for your specific climate
The brilliant team at James Hardie® studied long-term effects of various climates on
siding and developed the HardieZone® system to confirm your home receives the perfect
product for your location. Products resist freezing temperatures, moisture, heat, and even
4. It is a wise investment
While vinyl siding offers perks upfront—like lower cost—its durability and looks do not
stand up against the extreme toughness and long-lasting beauty of fiber cement siding.
Likewise, cedar is beautiful, yet can attract moisture and pests, creating the need for
replacement siding sooner than homeowners imagined. It’s inconvenient to repair old
siding, so why not invest in durable, beautiful fiber cement siding?
5. Its beauty
Fiber cement siding increases your property value. It comes in a variety of looks, so you
can get the benefit of fiber cement siding while creating the look of wood lap boards,
cedar shingles, or wood shake siding. The long-lasting beauty of James Hardie® siding
keeps homeowners happy with their curb appeal year after year. Check out some of the
beautiful products in the James Hardie® line, and you’ll be quick to join the many
homeowners who choose fiber cement siding for its overall look.
6. Easy to customize
James Hardie® products are easy to customize, creating the unique design elements you
enjoy and the look you love to come home to. Customers can choose pre-painted colors
or select their own paint color and apply it once it is professionally installed.
7. Low maintenance
When your home repair calls for replacement siding, James Hardie® low-maintenance
siding maintains its beauty year after year. It requires no repainting, no scraping, and no
re-staining. Homeowners simply rinse the siding with a garden hose every 6-12 months to
maintain its look.
8. Outstanding warranty
When James Hardie® products are properly installed and cared for, they can last up to 50
years. They have a non-prorated 30-year transferable, limited warranty on their primary
products. Their ColorPlus® paint products carry a 15-year warranty on the paint finish
guaranteeing it will not peel, crack, or chip.
James Hardie® fiber cement siding exhibits excellent qualities when compared to other siding
choices. Its durability, resistance to wear and tear, warranty, attractiveness, and low maintenance
offer homeowners quality they can count on. It increases insulation values by up to 25% yet lets
your home breathe as necessary. Home repair is needed less often when homeowners choose
good siding, so make a wise choice and invest in the best: James Hardie® products.
Dependable Home Services offers custom siding solutions for your Richmond, Virginia home.
To learn more about James Hardie® fiber cement siding, schedule a free consultation with the
knowledgeable, detail-oriented staff at Dependable Home Services.
Call us today at 804-334-6839 to discover ideal solutions to your home exterior needs. And in
the meantime, in the comfort of your own home, determine the ultimate siding color choices for
your home exterior by using the James Hardie Color Plus® Technology tool. Explore new color
palates and take advantage of the expertly curated color choices.