Is James Hardie Siding Worth the Investment for Your Home?Dec 15, 2022
Has your home’s chipped, cracked, faded, or outdated exterior seen better days? If so, you may already be on the hunt for a durable, long-lasting siding material that can eliminate frustrating upkeep and add undeniable curb appeal to your home.
That’s where James Hardie siding—North America’s #1 siding brand—can help. While your initial investment in this popular siding material may be steep, the numerous benefits far outweigh the cost. Let’s take a look at the reasons why!
Compelling Reasons James Hardie Siding Makes an Excellent Investment
Did you know that in 2022, fiber cement siding offered homeowners a 68.3% return on investment? When compared to other remodeling projects, there are few upgrades you can make with a greater ROI than fiber cement siding.
So, you may ask yourself: “What makes fiber cement siding such an excellent investment?” Well, we’re glad you asked! Let’s look at some of the top reasons why fiber cement siding is one of the best upgrades for homeowners in Bucks County, Pennsylvania:
1. Damage Resistance
Hardie siding is built to withstand fire, pests, and water-related damage.
This durable siding is noncombustible, so it will not ignite when exposed to a flame or add fuel to the fire. Made from a durable blend of cement, sand, water, and cellulose fibers, fiber cement siding is indigestible, so bothersome insects, birds, and rodents won’t peck at it, eat it, nest in it, or burrow through it. Fiber cement is also waterproof, so unlike other siding materials, you won’t have to worry about your exterior cracking, warping, rotting, or developing mold growths.
Hardie fiber cement siding also offers protection from high-intensity winds, hailstorms, and other weather events. Learn more about the benefits of this durable siding to discover how it can protect your home!
2. Weather Protection
Hardie fiber cement siding is Engineered for Climate®, meaning each product installed on your home is specifically built to withstand the unique weather conditions in your region.
HZ5® products withstand seasonal temperature variations and frequent precipitation, which is what we install on homes in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Since these products are designed to reduce moisture intrusion and prevent your siding from growing mold, swelling, and cracking, you’ll never have to worry about your siding deteriorating over time.
3. Effortless Maintenance
When you invest in Hardie siding, you’ll save considerable time, money, and hassles on maintenance. Fiber cement siding doesn’t require ongoing upkeep, so you only need to clean it with a soft-bristled brush and mixture of mild dishwashing soap and water once or twice a year—no harsh chemical treatments or power washing required!
James Hardie also offers products with ColorPlus® Technology—a baked-on finish applied in a factory-controlled setting. With ColorPlus Technology, your siding boards will resist peeling, chipping, and fading, so you’ll never have to worry about repainting or “touching up” your gorgeous exterior again.
4. Customizable Appearance
Hardie siding comes in dozens of unique designs, textures, and colors that you can mix and match to perfectly complement your home’s architectural style. Choose from:
- HardiePlank® lap siding in Select Cedarmill®, Smooth, Beaded Cedarmill, and Beaded Smooth.
- HardiePanel® vertical siding in Select Cedarmill, Smooth, Stucco, and Sierra 8.
- HardieShingle® shingle siding in Straight Edge Panel or Staggered Edge Panel.
Each style comes with 50+ timeless color options from The Statement Collection or Magnolia Home Collection, or your boards can be primed for paint to create the perfect look for your exterior with any color you can dream of.
Look at these recent home transformations by Remodeling Concepts with James Hardie siding to get some inspiration for your upcoming project!
5. Insurance Savings
Hardie siding offers some unique benefits that other siding materials just can’t offer, like its ability to withstand fire, hail, and other harsh weather conditions. Because of this, insurance companies may offer to reduce your premium after installing fiber cement siding, which helps you save money on your investment year after year!
6. Valuable Warranties
When you make an investment in your home, you want to know it’s going to last. Fortunately, when you have your siding installed by a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, you can have peace of mind about the longevity of your siding with the company’s industry-leading warranties.
James Hardie’s siding products come with a 30-year, non-prorated, limited warranty, and all trim products come with a 15-year non-prorated warranty. Plus, when you install boards with ColorPlus Technology, your siding will come with an additional 15-year limited warranty to protect against peeling, cracking, chipping, and fading.
Increase Your Home’s Value with James Hardie Siding from Remodeling Concepts
Hardie siding is an excellent investment if you’d like to eliminate exterior maintenance (and worry!) from your to-do list while also enjoying lasting benefits, like undeniable curb appeal, that add value to your home.
It’s easy to see why James Hardie fiber cement siding is an investment that just makes sense. When you’re ready to start your siding installation, reach out to our experienced professionals at Remodeling Concepts for a free quote!