Keeping up With Curb Appeal: How James Hardie Products Can Turn Your Home From Ordinary To Extraordinary
James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding can improve the look and feel of your home and lower your energy bill. Who could resist the authentic look of wood without the maintenance and hassle? And, fiber cement siding gives you the best return on your investment according to the Cost vs. Value report in Remodelers Magazine.
The siding is a composite material created from sand, cement, and cellulose fibers. Fiber cement is incredibly durable and weatherproof; it will not crack, chip, or rot; it will not fade, dent, or succumb to insects. It is customizable, with deep, rich colors. Unlike log that needs to be treated with stain or various insect repellents, upkeep is simple! It is easy to clean, simply hose off with soap and water, scrubbing more affected areas with a soft sponge or cloth.
HardieShingles come in:
- Straight Edge Panel – Clean-lined shingles that are perfect for homeowners who are looking to soften the look of their contemporary homes.
- Staggered Edge Panel – Versatile shingles that look great on ranch homes and cottages.
- Individual Shingles 7” – Individual shingles that allow homeowners to create a custom shingle look.
- Half-Rounds – Scallop-edged shingles that give your home a charming, quaint aesthetic.
While wood siding tends to leave gaps that leak energy and vinyl can often be a good conductor of heat, fiber cement is specifically designed to counteract all the elements that lead to low energy efficiency. Fiber cement can be customized to mimic the appearance of nearly any other siding material, giving you the option of creating the aesthetic of wood shake, plank, or even stone siding without sacrificing strength or energy efficiency.
James Hardie believes in their product so much that they offer a 30-year non prorated warranty giving you confidence that your home will stand the test of time.