When you’re ready to invest in new home siding, it means you’re ready to consider what’s best for your needs — not just now, but over the long term. And when it comes to choosing replacement siding that stands up to the tests of time, looks consistently beautiful, resists the effects of cold, windy Chicago weather and is worth every penny, it’s time to look to America’s #1 siding choice — James Hardie®.
The James Hardie company excels at making fiber cement siding that homeowners can rely on for top performance for years to come. Chicago homeowners love it, which is why our Siding & Windows Group team loves installing it. We provide professional, thorough installations that transform your home and make you proud every time you pull in your driveway.
Here’s a closer look at the many benefits you’ll enjoy upon investing in world-leading James Hardie siding for your home. For these reasons and more, installing this siding is a smart move that we highly recommend to Chicago homeowners.
James Hardie fiber cement siding is appreciated by homeowners because of its beautiful appearance. Long-lasting by nature, this versatile siding can easily mimic the look of wood, brick, stucco, and other materials. It looks more high-end than vinyl, and doesn’t get worn like wood. You can rest assured that it will consistently look great for its lifetime.
James Hardie’s exclusive ColorPlus® Technology allows homeowners to choose a lovely color that is baked-on in the factory for long-lasting results. Or you can opt to have your siding primed, installed, and then painted the color of your choice. James Hardie products are available in a variety of styles that mimic textured wood grain, or appear smooth and sleek, so you can mix and match to fit your home’s unique architecture.
With one of the best warranties in the industry, James Hardie siding can last 30–50 years or even longer when properly installed and maintained. And fiber cement’s unique manmade mix of sand, cellulose fibers, and water means it doesn’t easily rot, dent, or wear down like other materials.
4. Low maintenance
One of the joys of installing James Hardie siding is how easy it is to care for. Fiber cement siding doesn’t need to be repainted frequently, the way vinyl and wood do. It doesn’t wear down or need sanding. To keep it fresh, you can simply rinse it gently with a garden hose once or twice a year to wash away dirt and dust.
5. Weather resistant
James Hardie siding was designed with the varieties of U.S. climates in mind. Homeowners can opt for the style of siding that fits their area’s needs. In Chicago, homes have to withstand freezing temperatures, snow, ice, wind, water and wear and tear caused by its nearness to Lake Michigan. James Hardie has siding designed to stand up to all that — and a James Hardie siding replacement contractor can install it expertly.
6. Fire resistant
Because fiber cement is made of materials that don’t burn, James Hardie fiber cement siding doesn’t add fuel to a fire. Wood does burn, and vinyl can melt, but fiber cement endures. James Hardie products are rated noncombustible and many insurance companies even offer a discount because of it.
7. Pest resistant
Wood is notoriously attractive to all manner of pests, including woodpeckers, termites, carpenter ants, and other annoying creatures. But fiber cement isn’t edible to these pests, and it resists moisture too, which means insects, birds, and rodents stay away.
When installed properly by a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, this siding stays firmly in place, giving you lasting insulation and protection against moisture incursion. It’s a greener source of siding than vinyl, and it lasts a long time, meaning it contributes less to landfills than many other building materials.
9. Strong resale value
Because fiber cement siding, especially the beloved James Hardie brand, is so long-lasting, it can boost your home’s appeal to prospective buyers. When you install it on your home, you’ll maximize the value of using it because it is so durable, with so little upkeep required. This saves you money.
10. Expert installation
James Hardie siding is a weighty, premier siding choice that requires expertise for proper installation. Fortunately, the James Hardie company doesn’t leave this aspect of home improvements to chance. By training, certifying, and overseeing a variety of preferred contractors, James Hardie helps you get the very best installation. Homeowners can be assured that they will get top-notch service, done right the first time, which protects the fabulous James Hardie warranty and keeps your house protected and beautiful.
Get Lasting Siding from a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor
At Siding & Windows Group, we believe you deserve a home you can be proud of. As a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, our siding replacement contractor team maintains the high standards of installation, customer service, and reliability set by the James Hardie company. We take pride in doing your siding installation right, giving you award-winning service so you can relax and enjoy your home for years to come.
Contact us today for a free estimate on beautiful, lasting James Hardie fiber cement replacement siding that will give you confidence in your home.