What is James Hardie Siding?

By Joseph Burns

For those who haven’t (yet) needed to install new siding on their home, the day will come when you need to make a selection, so our focus in this article will be on the best siding value on the market today – James Hardie Fiber Cement siding. In this article we’ll share some important information about this product and why you should consider it when the time comes to replace your siding.

As a 100 year old $1.5 billion company, James Hardie is probably one of the biggest companies that most people have never heard of.  As the inventor of the “fiber cement” siding category, James Hardie is well known and a prominent choice among leading exterior renovation and home building companies.  Protecting over 4 million homes, James Hardie siding has many advantages that homeowners should consider when making a selection.

James Hardie Siding Advantages to Consider:

  • 30 year non-prorated warranty.
  • Engineered for specific climates: Products and their finishes are designed for and tested in extreme weather and variable temperatures to ensure durability.
  • Dimensionally Stable: Provide for better paint adhesion than many wood based siding options.
  • ColorPlus® Technology: These pre-painted boards offer a beautiful, long lasting, and lower maintenance solution.
  • Non-flammable, durable material that resists rot, hail, termites, insects, and wood peckers.
  • Will not warp, melt, or become wavy with changing temperatures.

As the leading brand of siding in North America, James Hardie has built an amazing reputation.  With $20 million invested every year in research and development, the company believes in the constant improvement of their product and it shows in their warranty and product performance.  Even better, some people can even lower their homeowner insurance premiums by re-siding with James Hardie. In Missouri, some homeowners have saved up to 32% on their insurance premium.

While James Hardie is more expensive than vinyl siding its increased cost outweighed by the products durability, look, and warranty.  When securely fastened to your home the product is rigid and very difficult to break, crack, or dent.  Compared to vinyl, James Hardie siding is 5 times thicker and has the look of natural wood.  In fact, Remodeling Magazine did a “Cost vs Value Report” for 10 years and every year they ranking fiber cement siding as the #1 return on your investment when compared to other upscale remodeling projects.

After learning all the advantages of James Hardie siding it is easy to understand why CoMo Premium Exteriors recommends the product to homeowners.  As a certified “James Hardie Preferred Contractor” and one of the largest installers of the product in Mid-Missouri, we have proven experience in the proper installation and presentation of the product. If you are interested in a free consultation to learn more about this product please contact us anytime by visiting our website or contacting us at (573) 424-9008.  We would enjoy the opportunity to show you this product and discuss how we could help with your siding needs.