Is your commercial building, apartment complex, multi-tenant home or REIT property in need of an exterior remodel? If the siding material on your commercial space looks ragged, has been damaged, or is allowing in pests and moisture, then you may be risking your investment. And that’s not worth it—especially when there’s a great solution in James Hardie commercial siding.
Learn more about how Hardie Board for commercial use is a perfect material to safeguard your property and help you get top earnings from it.
What Makes Hardie Siding Ideal for Commercial Real Estate
1. Lasting Durability to Boost ROI
When you invest in Hardie siding for commercial purposes, you’re making an excellent choice that delivers decades of building protection. Compared to residential siding, Hardie Board is 40% thicker—which gives it superb resistance to impact damage.
This durability is especially important on commercial buildings because first-floor areas, exterior doorways, patios and balconies get a lot of foot and vehicle traffic and are more prone to risks. But Hardie siding can withstand those issues beautifully.
2. Minimal Maintenance Costs
As a property owner, you know it’s essential to keep costs as low as possible, so you can maximize profits year over year. For many materials, keeping things in good shape eats away at your budget.
That’s not an issue with Hardie siding, which along with its durability, is resistant to pests, fire and other damaging elements. It lasts at least 30 years—and often lasts as long as 50–100 years when installed properly and cared for consistently.
3. Eco-Friendly Performance
Ensuring that your property is eco-friendly is often a selling point these days to environmentally conscious renters and tenants. Since Hardie siding has decades of life in it, it doesn’t make its way into landfills nearly as often as materials like vinyl.
Its fiber cement makeup is nontoxic and more eco-friendly to source without affecting the environment than materials like wood—an added bonus!
4. Customizable Designs to Attract Tenants
The exterior of your commercial property says a lot to renters about what they can expect on the inside of the building, as well as their landlord. Creating an attractive, top-notch first impression makes it more likely you’ll draw in tenants who appreciate and respect a good property—and are willing to pay for it.
Hardie siding is specially made to retain its appealing new look over decades without turning drab. You can invest in factory baked-on colors that don’t easily chip or fade. With a mix of horizontal, vertical, and shake boards, you can create just about any exterior design you like—giving your property personality that wins over tenants.
5. Weather Hardiness that Limits Costly Damage
One of the biggest challenges you may face as a commercial property owner is keeping your building in good shape in spite of weather. In the Chicago area, the blend of wet, icy winters, freeze and thaw cycles, and harsh winds can wear down siding that’s not high-performing.
Fortunately, Hardie siding is a beautiful and hearty solution to poor weather, age, and wear. It comes in options that fit your property’s specific region to give you longer, more reliable performance against Chicago’s unique weather patterns. Talk about convenience and reliability!
6. Peace of Mind Performance
Finally, as a smart investor, you can appreciate the value of building materials that are proven to deliver exactly what they promise—and even more! This is where Hardie siding truly shines. It’s so consistent and stellar in its performance that the James Hardie company stands behind its products with the leading warranty in the industry.
Once you invest in Hardie siding with the help of a contractor trained in the proper application techniques, you can count on a 30-year, non-prorated, transferable warranty for the siding material. And if you select the factory-applied ColorPlus™ Technology, your siding’s color is warrantied for 15 years. You won’t be stressing over poorly made, poorly installed materials.
Enhance Your Commercial Property with Hardie Siding
Whether you own a multifamily rental, business space, a real estate investment trust property or some other form of commercial real estate, keep it in shape with a beautiful, lasting exterior. Hardie siding safeguards your property, protecting your investment.
As an Elite Preferred James Hardie certified contractor, Siding & Windows Group is extensively trained, vetted and experienced in the craftsmanship required to install Hardie siding—and as a result, you’ll enjoy top-notch results you can count on. Reach out to us today to receive a free quote on lasting, value-adding siding for your commercial property.