The Top 8 Reasons We Recommend James Hardie Siding

James Hardie Color Plus Technology

#1: It’s Beautiful, Durable and it Gives You That Rich
Wood-Grained Look, With None of the Maintenance

Hardie Siding comes in 3 styles you can choose from to suit your home:

Lap Siding

Lap Siding
Lap Siding

HardiePlank® lap siding is the most popular choice among our customers, and is great for most homes.



HardieShingle® siding has the same warm, authentic look as cedar shingles, without the splitting, rotting or cracking that you get with cedar. This is a great choice for more traditional homes.

Vertical Siding

Vertical Siding
Vertical Siding

HardiePanel® vertical siding can be combined with HardieTrim boards to achieve a distinctive board-and-batten look.







Everyone loves the warm look of traditional wood siding, but the downside is it’s vulnerable to all kinds of pests and weather conditions, and needs to be painted every 3-7 years. HardiePlank® with ColorPlus® Technology has a fade-resistant, multi-coat, baked on finish with a 15 year warranty, guaranteed not fade or chip.

That means you’ll save yourself the hassle of painting your house at least 2 to 3 times over 15 years. That will easily save you about $10,000. But if you want to paint and change the color, Hardie siding takes paint beautifully. All you need to do is clean the surface and paint over it. No getting up on a ladder and scraping off old paint!

#2: It Creates a Fire-Resistant Barrier Around Your Home

No building material can make your home fireproof, but a non-combustible home exterior like Hardie siding can limit the damage to your home in case of fire.Fire-Resistant Barrier

Even if your neighbor’s house catches fire, your home will stand a better chance with fiber-cement than with any other siding material. It is very common for fire to melt the vinyl siding right off of adjacent homes. If you have wood shingles, the wood will actually fuel the flame.

Vinyl siding has been known to warp from just having a barbecue grill placed too close to the side of the house. Hardie siding will not ignite when exposed to direct flame or contribute fuel to a fire. Your insurance company may even offer a discount on your homeowner’s insurance if you protect your home with Hardie siding.

Hardie siding is approved for fire-resistance rated construction (ASTM E119).

In this test conducted by James Hardie you can see three siding materials side by side, vinyl, fiber cement and wood siding.

You can read more about the fire properties and fire prevention technical information on the James Hardie website here.

#3: More Protection From Moisture, Rot, Termites, and Other Pests

Vinyl siding is mostly decorative and is attached loosely to the side of the house. Moisture can seep behind the siding, which can lead to mold, rot and a lot of high-cost damage down the road. But Hardie siding is securely affixed to your home, and it’s water-resistant, so it creates a barrier against moisture. The cement content makes it impervious to termites and other pests, who are unable to chew through the siding.

#4: It’s Resistant to Rain, Hail, Snow, Sun and Even Hurricane-Force Winds

Because it’s 5 times thicker than vinyl, Hardie siding can withstand impact from hail, tree limbs, and winds up to 150 miles per hour. Fiber-cement siding has been specified by hurricane-zone building codes for building homes in hurricane-, tornado-, and wildfire-prone areas. Also, Hardie siding won’t warp and shrink from heat and cold, so your home exterior will keep looking new for years to come. That means you can rest assured—storm after storm, season after season—knowing that the weather outside will not affect your siding.

#5: It’s Made From Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Material

James Hardie siding is made from just four sustainable ingredients that are low in toxicity: wood pulp, cement, sand and water (recycled up to 4 times). Hardie Siding is approved for use in LEED® rated buildings.

#6: It’s Made in The U.S.A.

James Hardie products are manufactured in the U.S.A. in 10 regional facilities. So you can feel good about supporting your local economy and helping to provide good paying jobs for your fellow Americans.

#7: It Offers the Best Return on Investment

Regional manufacturing also has less of an environmental impact than transporting materials across long distances. When making any home improvement, you want to know that you are increasing the property value. Hardie siding not only adds curb appeal to your home, it brings you a significant return on your investment. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2013 Cost vs. Value Report, re-siding with fiber-cement gives a 23% better return than adding a bathroom, and on average, costs around $58K less to complete!

#8: Hardie Siding is Backed by a 30 Year Warranty

We are one of the only Hardie certified installers in the Hudson Valley. A Hardie rep personally inspects every installation we do to make sure it meets Hardie’s strict installation specs, so that we are able to offer you a 30 year warranty against any installation or material defects.

Bottom line: If you’re going to update your home’s exterior, we love this product. We recommend it to our own family members and we think it’s the best investment around for your home.

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