Q and A: Answering FAQs About James Hardie® Siding
James Hardie® invented fiber cement siding more than 30 years ago, and the material now graces the exteriors of over eight million North American homes. Despite having won over the remodeling industry for decades, James Hardie products are still misunderstood by some.
To appreciate what James Hardie brings to the table, Colonial Remodeling answers the most asked questions about James Hardie siding:
Is It Suitable for All Climates?
James Hardie fiber cement can hold up against any type of weather. Regardless of where you live, it’s an excellent choice to weatherproof your home effectively. As an Elite Preferred siding contractor, we’ll use the apt HardieZone System to boost your property’s defense against the rigors of your local climate.
Does It Only Emulate Wood?
Fiber cement is designed to mimic authentic lumber, but it can also come in a stucco texture. If your home features Tudor or Spanish architecture, the HardiePanel® vertical siding might be the right choice for you.
Does It Stand Up Against Fire?
When it comes to fire protection, pick James Hardie fiber cement products as a home remodeling investment. Compared to wood, which bursts into flames, or vinyl, which melts in extreme heat, fiber cement is noncombustible. If you tell your insurance carrier about it, you may even receive a discount on your premium.
Does It Hold Its Own Against UV Rays?
James Hardie products are not only available in a bevy of stunning colors, but they also sport a fade-resistant finish. Thanks to ColorPlus® Technology, James Hardie fiber cement will remain vibrant for decades. In addition, the ColorPlus finish is warranted not to crack, peel or chip for 15 years.
How Energy-Efficient Is It?
With proper trim and siding installation, James Hardie products will remain weathertight throughout their service life. When installed over rigid foam insulation, the HardiePlank® lap siding can take the R-value of your exterior walls to a new level. Since it’s immune to practically any form of damage, James Hardie siding will be a major contributor to your home’s complete thermal enclosure system.
Do you have more questions about James Hardie fiber cement siding and trim products? Schedule your in-home consultation with Colonial Remodeling to learn more. Call us at (703) 822-7222 today for your free estimate in Arlington, VA.