America’s #1 Siding Material Is James Hardie
The exterior of your home needs to be protected properly in order to safeguard your investment in it. That’s the role of your siding—to prevent damage that lessens your home value. But siding isn’t just functional; it should also be lovely, giving you great curb appeal. And the best products also last for many years with little to no maintenance so you can enjoy your home lifestyle with comfort and ease.
Enter the lasting attractiveness and value of James Hardie fiber cement siding—America’s most popular siding brand. More than 8 million homeowners have turned to James Hardie to transform and protect their houses, and for good reason. Fiber cement siding is durable, good-looking, easy to care for and so much more. Here’s why homeowners love it so much.
How Fiber Cement Siding Is Made
An exceedingly durable manmade substance, fiber cement is made of a mixture of Portland cement, cellulose fibers, sand, and water. The top-performing brand of fiber cement siding is James Hardie, which uses special, proprietary additives that ensure superior protection against the elements and enduring beauty that homeowners can rely on for decades.
The Advantages of James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding
Homeowners in the Chicago area appreciate how James Hardie fiber cement siding adds so much value to their home exterior. Here’s a closer look at what you can expect when you invest in this luxurious, yet highly practical choice of siding.
One of the most appealing traits of James Hardie siding is its long-lasting nature. Fiber cement siding retains its appearance and high performance for decades, outlasting vinyl siding and wood. It has even earned the respected Good Housekeeping Seal for its resistance to fading, moisture, fire, pests, and more.
2. Low Maintenance
Tired of the constant upkeep required by wood and stucco? Frustrated by how vinyl siding dents and cracks so easily? Fiber cement siding is extremely low maintenance, making it easy for homeowners to enjoy their home’s look without intense effort, time, and costs. Simply rinse the siding once a year with a garden hose to keep it clean of dust and dirt.
Your home exterior should stand out from the curb—in a good way. James Hardie fiber cement siding simply looks gorgeous on any style home, which is why homeowners love it so much.
4. Fire Resistant
Your loved ones’ safety is important, and fiber cement siding provides an advantage against fire that is worth considering. Wood obviously burns easily, and vinyl siding melts in extreme temperatures. James Hardie siding is rated noncombustible, meaning it doesn’t add fuel to a fire. Many insurance companies offer a discount because of this fire resistant quality.
5. Pest Resistant
Because fiber cement is a manmade material, it’s unappealing to a variety of pests that can plague wood siding. Termites and carpenter ants aren’t attracted to it. Woodpeckers don’t drill into it. This makes your siding maintenance much easier.
6. Engineered for Specific Climates
Among James Hardie’s many innovations is their climate-specific HardieZone rating system, which fits James Hardie products to your area, depending on weather elements such as humidity, temperature range, rain, hail, UV exposure and more. For the Chicago area, the HZ5 product line stands up great against cold, snow, wind and moisture.
James Hardie fiber cement siding offers great versatility so homeowners can achieve the look of their dreams. Available in a variety of textures (wood grain, stucco, smooth) and styles (lap siding, vertical siding, shingles, trim, and soffits), you can create many coveted styles. It works well on historical homes and modern homes alike.
To begin dreaming of how your home’s unique architecture and your personal style can combine to create a beautiful home exterior, view examples of homes we’ve sided with remarkable, aesthetically gorgeous James Hardie siding.
8. Baked-on Color
The idea of painting your wood siding exterior every few years can be daunting, but the idea of being stuck with a single color that fades on vinyl siding is unpleasant. James Hardie siding offers solutions for both with lovely ColorPlus Technology, which resists chipping, fading and peeling. Choose from a wide variety of color schemes, and your selection will be baked-on in layers in the factory for super long-lasting results you’ll love for years to come.
Or, if you prefer, your fiber cement siding can come pre-primed so that the paint color of your choice can be applied after installation. James Hardie siding takes color well and stays attractive, without repainting, for many more years than wood siding does.
9. Impressive Warranty
The James Hardie company offers a 30-year non-prorated, transferable warranty on its fiber cement siding, and a 15-year limited warranty on its ColorPlus Technology—the best in the industry. This gives you peace of mind, especially when you choose a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor trained and certified in precise installation techniques, stellar customer service, and more.
Enjoy the Lasting Beauty of Fiber Cement Siding
Discover how beautiful new James Hardie fiber cement siding can transform your home and give you lasting value for years to come. As an Elite Preferred Contractor for James Hardie, we’ve installed this luxurious siding on hundreds of Chicago area homes with precision workmanship you can rely on. Contact us for a free quote to learn more.