Your choice of siding hugely contributes to your home exterior’s visual appeal. The challenge for homeowners is choosing house siding material that highly delivers on two aspects: appearance and functionality. Of all the types of exterior siding available, cement board siding, commonly known as HardieBoard, meets the criteria.
HardieBoard, fiber cement siding, gives you the look of more expensive wood siding, but is made of cost-effective and durable materials. It was developed by James Hardie because of the need to find a home exterior product that could stand extreme weather conditions while still retaining the beauty of wood siding. Originally used in Australia, it has become common in all parts of the world, especially in areas of intense weather.
Does it meet the needs of the average homeowner’s discerning tastes?
We list here the benefits you get from installing HardieBoard on your home’s exterior.
Durability, long-lasting protection, diverse design options, and saving money in the long run are a few of the reasons why so many people are selecting HardieBoard concrete fiber siding for their home.
HardieBoard Offers Beautiful Protection
HardieBoard siding can look like just about any other siding material. It’s available in virtually all colors and shades and closely resembles the look, texture, and grain of wood siding. However, unlike wood, it is resistant to any kind of climate-related damage or injury.
Fiber cement siding is five times thicker than vinyl siding, making it extremely durable, providing better protection and insulation for your home.
- Weather-resistant: Due its concrete fibers, HardieBoard siding is impenetrable to elements of nature, such as rain, wind, hail and humidity. It doesn’t chip like vinyl siding, and is strong enough to withstand large hail and winds up to 150 mph. It won’t absorb moisture the way wood siding does, meaning it doesn’t warp, crack, or rot.
- Pest-resistant: Cement board siding doesn’t get affected by termites that can eat away at wood siding. Those who live in climates where moist air and pests thrive will appreciate this feature of HardieBoard.
- Fire-resistant: HardieBoard siding is 90 percent sand and cement which makes it highly fire-resistant. It is a noncombustible siding and has been approved for fire-rated construction.
Save Time and Money
Most HardieBoard siding comes with a 50-year, transferable warranty. While you can expect to invest more in the short-term on concrete siding, the biggest benefit is it requires almost no maintenance.
Since it is so durable to weather, fire and pests, repair is rarely needed. It retains paint longer because it is resistant to moisture as well.
Homeowners that use this type of concrete siding tend to pay up to 14 percent less (on average) on their homeowner’s insurance premiums than those who use vinyl siding.
Flexibility on Design Options
HardieBoard can come pre-primed for easy paint application. You can also choose from several options with ColorPlus Technology color finishes, which are baked on in order to provide up to 30 percent better fade resistance than other options.
Invest in Quality and Durability without Sacrificing Visual Appeal
If you choose HardieBoard for your house siding, it is best to leave the installation to the professionals as it is much heavier than vinyl or wood siding and requires experienced installers to get the job done right. Our experts are available to answer any questions you may have, and we’d love to hear from you! Contact us for a quote today!