Upgrading to fiber cement siding from James Hardie is the ideal way to give a home’s exterior a new, fresh look, according to design, remodeling and real estate experts. In fact, many homeowners seeking to preserve the look of a historic home or simply update the look of an older home all while boosting its resale value and energy efficiency have chosen to reside their homes with James Hardie siding.
Siding Choices for Historic Homes
In the past, historic homes have traditionally been resided with fresh wood siding – or brick, stone or stucco, depending on the style, location and era of the home’s exterior – to stay true to their history. But, over time, the aesthetics wane as the materials break down because of normal weather-related wear and tear and constant need for upkeep. The less costly alternative to these siding materials has been vinyl, but that, too, has its drawbacks, which range from marring the historic look to cracking and fading.
Now, high-end homeowners seeking to maintain the integrity of their historic homes have an even better siding choice: James Hardie fiber cement siding, or HardiePlank®. Its retooled, sturdier formula of 90 percent sand and cement has made it the preferred siding option among the best remodelers, builders and contractors that work on high-end historic homes across the country, including Good Guys Contracting, Long Island’s number-one James Hardie contractor and leading custom exterior remodeling company.
Why James Hardie Siding Works for Historic Homes
Myriad unique, chic and historically correct exterior design and color combinations are now possible with the entire James Hardie product line – which includes HardiePlank® Lap Siding, HardieShingle® Siding, HardiePanel® Vertical Siding, HardieTrim® Boards and HardieSoffit® Pre-Cut Panels – and the broad range of ColorPlus Technology hues.
All James Hardie products provide increased durability and protection against all types of harsh weather in all seasons and climates. They easily mimic the look of wood, stone and other siding materials without all of the upkeep. Plus, they don’t rot, break down or become lunch for unwanted insects and other pests.
In addition, fiber cement siding enjoys a Class A fire rating because of its non-combustible nature. It’s even earned the Good Housekeeping Seal from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.
In addition, homeowners receive peace of mind because of a manufacturer-backed, 30-year, non-pro-rated warranty on all James Hardie products and a 15-year, limited warranty on the ColorPlus Technology finish.
How to Upgrade to Fiber Cement Siding
If you want to join the ranks of so many other proud owners of historic homes on Long and in Brooklyn and choose James Hardie siding for your historic home, then simply contact Good Guys Contracting today.
Their friendly siding experts will happily provide more details about James Hardie products and explain the installation process, plus answer any questions you might have. Don’t forget to ask about your free quote today!
Sources: bobvila.com, ThisOldHouse.com and Remodeling Magazine’s Cost versus Value Report