Washington-based siding contractors recommend durable and fashionable James Hardie siding.
James Hardie Fiber Cement Products Far Outstrip the Competition
While there are many options for attractive home exteriors on the market. From metal siding to vinyl siding to cedar siding, each type has positives and negatives depending on the material. Fiber cement siding made from Portland cement, cellulose and sand has mostly benefits and very few disadvantages. That is why it is one of the best products on the market for home renovation.
Flexibility: Fiber Cement Can Look Like Anything
One of the major advantages to James Hardie siding is that it is created with molds so it can be shaped into any form. It is lighter than stone but can easily be made to look like it. It can also be made to look like any other kind of siding. There are several other ways that fiber cement siding is more flexible than other siding types:
- Paintable: While fiber cement siding can be made in several different colors, it is also paintable. Unlike its vinyl counterparts, James Hardie siding takes paint well.
- Curb Appeal: Fiber cement siding is highly compatible with most housing regulations and has even been used in the place of wood siding on historical buildings.
- Ease of Care: James Hardie siding simply needs to be sprayed off with the hose a couple of times a year and the seals need to be checked so that the waterproofing is maintained.
Durability: Strong and Long-Lasting
Another benefit of choosing James Hardie siding is that it can last nearly a lifetime. The siding has a thirty-year warranty but can last more than fifty years. Because it is nonporous, it is not susceptible to rot or water damage. Vinyl siding can often be affected by weather, cracking in cold weather and melting or warping in direct sunlight. Here is the breakdown of other ways fiber cement siding proves more durable than most:
- Mold resistant
- Mildew resistant
- Cold weather resistant
- Heat resistant
- Sunlight resistant
- Pest resistant
Affordability: Reasonable Price Point
James Hardie siding costs between $7 and $13 per square foot for materials and siding installation. This is around the same price for cedar wood siding and stucco, neither of which last as long as Hardie siding. Wood is susceptible to rot and pests such as termites and carpenter ants. Stucco can be affected by the cold and moisture as well, leaving it unattractive and in danger of concealing moisture damage and structural issues.
The only thing that compares favorably to this siding as far as length of life is stone siding which is nearly twice as expensive.Though vinyl and aluminum are less expensive, they are not guaranteed for as long as James Hardie siding is. It is a product offered at a reasonable price that is really the longest lasting stuff on the market. Discuss James Hardie siding with a local reputable siding contractor and see if it will fit your budget and beautify your home.
About Cobalt Exteriors, Inc.
Cobalt Exteriors, Inc. has been doing business for more than 30 years. We work on decks, windows, roofing, and gutters, and we specialize in James Hardie siding. Call us today for a free quote.