You’ve agonized over every last detail and invested in only in the best products that will elevate the interior design of your home. You’ve worked with your designer, architect and contractor on the plans for your home’s renovation, restoration or new construction to ensure everything is installed just right.
So when it comes to the exterior design, don’t underestimate the impact, increased curb appeal and return on investment the right siding will have on the home of your dreams.
What Is James Hardie Siding
There are quite a variety of siding options on the market today: vinyl, wood, brick, stone, stone veneer and stucco. However, nothing can beat fiber cement siding from James Hardie because of its durability and design.
Fiber cement siding has been around for more than a century, and in the 1980s it received an updated, more environmentally friendly formula that’s comprised of 90 percent sand and cement.
Today’s fiber cement siding made a resurgence in the late 1990s, especially in the new-build home sector, and stands now as the preferred siding choice among the best contractors across the country, such as Good Guys Contracting, Long Island’s number one James Hardie contractor and leading custom exterior remodeling company.
Reasons You Should Choose James Hardie Siding
This sturdy, solid siding product easily emulates the look, texture and thickness of wood grain without the maintenance hassle and the possibility of succumbing to rot and becoming home to unwanted insects or other pests.
Its inherent thickness offers better protection against extreme weather and holds a Class A fire rating that combined makes it much less susceptible to warping or melting, unlike vinyl.
Furthermore, it resists moisture unlike its porous counterparts, such as brick, stone, stone veneer and stucco, all of which can crack and otherwise become damaged from rain, snow, long summer heat waves, frigid winter cold spells, and hurricane-force winds and storms over time.
Beyond the way fiber cement siding is made and how its inherent properties better protects your home through all types of weather, season after season, here are the top reasons homeowners should choose James Hardie siding:
- Aesthetics: The design possibilities are endless because you can paint it a custom color of your choosing or you can pick one of James Hardie’s curated ColorPlus Technology colors that will best enhance the look of your high-end home.
- Significant ROI: According to Hanley Wood’s Remodeling Magazine, installing an upscale siding product such as fiber cement will fetch a 78 percent return on investment. Such high-end siding projects have also consistently returned 78 to 100 percent of their value during the course of the last decade.
- Warranty: Because of a manufacturer-backed, 30-year, non-pro-rated warranty, homeowners can rest assured going with James Hardie.
Our siding professionals can explain the installation process, help you choose the right James Hardie materials for your home and answer all of your questions.
Sources: HomeRenovations.about.com, Remodeling Magazine.