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Video: Ways James Hardie® Siding Tops Engineered Wood

James Hardie Siding

Choosing a siding material is an easy process, as long as you already have a preferred option in mind. If you are new to the siding industry, however, you are likely to find yourself in a turf war between leading brands.

With the help of our James Hardie® products, you can make an informed decision by considering how the materials stack up against each other. With that in mind, let Colonial Remodeling look at how engineered wood measures against James Hardie siding in Arlington, VA:

Performance and Durability

Wood is vulnerable to several moisture related issues, including peeling paint, swelling, warping, and structural flux. James Hardie siding, on the other hand, uses premium fiber cement, which resists moisture damage easily.

Against other hazards, such as fire and pest infestation, wood also does not compare against fiber cement. Wood is a flammable material and can be a nesting ground for insects; James Hardie siding will not ignite even with a direct exposure to fire, nor will it act as fuel to flames.  It also has absulutely no attractive features to insects and birds.

Aesthetic Appeal and Maintenance Ease

Engineered wood boasts an exquisite ingrained texture that gives it a unique appearance. However, it does come with the steep price of constant maintenance. Every few years, you will have to recoat or refinish your wood siding in order to maintain its appeal.

James Hardie offers the same rich look through its HardiePlank® and HardieShingle® siding options. They are fade-resistant, multi-coated, and come with a baked on finish that will last for years. Choose from a wide array of exclusive James Hardie colors in McLean, VA to match the style of your home.

James Hardie®Zone System

James Hardie offers siding options based on weather conditions in different regions. This system ensures that your James Hardie siding option is the one that can stand up to the climate in your area. Wood siding offers just a one-size-fits-all approach.

When it comes to James Hardie or vinyl siding in Fairfax, VA, Colonial Remodeling is the company that homeowners trust. We stay true to the character of your home and its neighborhood, and you can count on us to complete your project with the skill and professionalism you would expect from an Elite Preferred James Hardie Contractor.

Call us today at (703) 822-7222 for a free estimate on your home siding needs.


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