James Hardie Replacement Siding Is America’s #1 Choice
When millions of homeowners turn to a product to protect their investment in their home, it pays to discover the reasons. That’s the case with James Hardie—America’s top selection for siding replacement—and the numbers of satisfied customers are only growing over time. People love this strong, attractive, versatile siding.
Of course, when it comes to installing new siding, homeowners want to know they are getting their money’s worth. At that, James Hardie fiber cement siding excels. It’s not only a choice homeowners love; it’s a choice that produces a strong return on your investment. You’ll enjoy years of great value from this siding installation with Siding and Windows Group. Here’s why.
1. Striking Curb Appeal
It’s no secret that an attractive, well-planned exterior design from top to bottom makes a home pop from the curb. As you plan your siding replacement project, remember that your choice is going to be on your home for a long time. James Hardie siding is designed to be eye-catching. Guests and neighbors will be impressed.
2. Versatile Design Options
One of the reasons James Hardie is so attractive is its versatility. It comes in so many possible design styles — lap siding, board-and-batten, shingles, and more. You can mix and match the looks as you want, and opt for either texture that mimics wood, or a smooth, sleek finish that is clean and modern. Whatever look you’re going for, James Hardie siding can be adapted to make it happen, and it works well on any architectural style.
3. Long-Lasting Durability
To get the most value out of your siding installation, it’s wise to choose products designed to last. With 125 years of experience, craftsmanship and innovation, James Hardie has created siding replacement products that stand the test of time. Properly installed, this strong siding lasts 30-50 years, and it comes with an impressive warranty too. (The details on the warranty and more James Hardie facts are found in our James Hardie Siding Guide.)
4. Great Performance Against Weather Extremes
Another appealing aspect of James Hardie products is that they have been specifically designed to handle the weather of the region where they are installed. Engineered for Climate®, James Hardie siding has a particular line of products zoned for the type of cold, wet, windy climate of the Chicago area, as well as a line zoned for sunny, hot, humid areas like California and Arizona. This gives you longer-lasting results against your area’s weather than other siding products.
5. Pest Resistance
Made from a mixture of sand, cellulose and cement, fiber cement siding isn’t something that pests are attracted to. It can’t feed termites or carpenter ants. It doesn’t draw in water, so it doesn’t appeal to rodents. And it’s not a material that harbors bugs, so woodpeckers don’t have any reason to drill into it.
6. Fire Resistance
The inert nature of James Hardie fiber cement also helps make it resistant to flames. It can’t burn, so it won’t add fuel to a fire like wood siding does. And it stands up well to heat, so it won’t melt when faced with high temperatures, like vinyl can. Rated as noncombustible, James Hardie can even lower some homeowners insurance premiums, making it a great choice for siding replacement.
7. Low Maintenance
Easy care is important to most homeowners, and this is another area where fiber cement replacement siding stands out. With James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology, vibrant color is baked on in layers in the factory to create a look that lasts up to 15 years without the need to do anything more than rinse away dust once or twice a year with a garden hose. Even if you buy the pre-primed siding and paint after siding installation, the color stays consistent for years longer than the average paint job on wood, and it doesn’t fade as easily as vinyl does.
Due to James Hardie’s long-lasting nature, it doesn’t need to be replaced as often as wood (which rots and warps) or vinyl (which fades and dents easily). As a result, it doesn’t end up in landfills as often as other home siding products. And with factories located around the country, James Hardie can be made and shipped from a location close to your home, so it has less of a carbon footprint.
9. Strong Return on Investment
James Hardie siding consistently recoups around 77% of the installation cost when you sell your home. This siding’s durability and beauty are a strong selling point that makes it easier to attract interested homebuyers.
Beyond that, you’ll also save on the costs of frequent paint jobs, wood rot fixes, restaining, dent and scratch maintenance, and plank replacements that are typical of other siding materials. The low maintenance can make your life a lot easier and save you time and money in the long run too.
The Siding Contractor You Choose Adds Value Too
As you plan your James Hardie siding replacement, look for siding contractors with a proven track record of professionalism, client satisfaction, and expertise. Here are a few reasons to consider Siding & Windows Group:
- Expertise — We have a specialty siding team that concentrates strictly on siding installations. You get the benefit of specialists who make your home shine.
- Craftsmanship — As a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, we adhere to high standards. Your siding is installed exactly right to give lasting results and protect your warranty.
- Reputation — We’ve performed more James Hardie installations than anyone else in the Chicago area, and we happily stand by our work. Check out our reviews.
We make the process of your siding installation smooth and easy from start to finish. Get started with a free consultation to learn more about how James Hardie siding can add lasting value, curb appeal and more to your home.