Benefits of James Hardie Siding



When your home exterior fails and you’re in the market for replacement siding, Hardie Board is the go-to siding product. Why, you may ask? Hardie Board is the #1 siding product in America for multiple reasons. Its durable makeup is designed to last decades, and absolutely delivers.

At Alco Products, we understand how frustrating it can be when your home exterior is damaged, worn out, or deteriorating. Our team makes it simple to choose the best siding product for your needs, and we install siding to manufacturer’s standards. Knowing your home is protected with superior siding gives you assurance for years to come.

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When you’re in the market for siding replacement, Hardie Board siding offers gorgeous, long-lasting siding that handles the harsh climates of Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia with ease. Winters can be harsh, but Hardie Board fiber cement siding stands up to the elements 24/7 and still looks amazing! Homeowners choose Hardie Board siding for its proven track record which includes:

1. Curb appeal

Hardie Board siding is first and foremost attractive! It can mimic the classic look of natural wood siding, but (unlike wood siding) it’s super easy to care for and doesn’t absorb moisture like wood siding tends to.

2. Customizable

This gorgeous siding is highly customizable and offers so many style and hardie board siding color choices, you’re sure to find something you’ll love for many years.

3. Low maintenance

Hardie Board siding rarely needs to be repainted, unlike wood siding, saving you time and money in the long run. It is easy to clean twice a year with a simple garden hose and a soft to medium nylon brush.

4. Durable

Amazingly, Hardie Board siding can last 30-50 years when it is installed by factory trained installation experts like the pros at Alco Products. It endures harsh weather elements and retains its beauty due to its strength. Fiber cement consists of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. When combined, this stalwart material we also call Hardie board creates a super durable siding homeowners love. It resists hail damage, dents, cracks, and moisture damage.

5. Outstanding warranty

Strong and durable Hardie Plank siding products come with the best warranty in the siding industry. As long as they are installed by James Hardie preferred contractors who are trained to install this product with perfection, the lengthy warranty holds. All James Hardie siding products come with a 30-year, non-prorated warranty, and trim products come with a 15-year non-prorated warranty.


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6. Engineered for Climate®

Hardie Board siding is made specifically for where you live, with the attributes relative to your specific climate. Get the optimal product for Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area weather with the HardiZone® System. The HZ5 product is ideal for the areas Alco Products serves.

7. Hardie ColorPlus

There are two options when it comes to color: ColorPlus® technology gives you vibrant baked-on color that even has a 15-year warranty! Another option includes Hardie Board siding that is pre-primed at the factory, and painted any color you choose after installation.

8. Pest resistant

Hardie Board siding products are not appealing to insects, termites, and even woodpeckers. Avoid the hassle of pest infestation by having James Hardie siding products installed on your home exterior.

9. Noncombustible

James Hardie thought of everything. Their siding product is heat resistant, fire resistant, rated as non-combustible, and won’t contribute to a fire. Ensure your family’s safety with the built-in protection of Hardie Board siding products. Unlike vinyl siding, James Hardie siding can often help decrease your home insurance premium due to its noncombustible makeup and hail damage resistance.


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10. Multiple styles

Choose from a large selection of siding options such as HardiePlank lap siding, HardieShingle siding, HardiePanel vertical siding, HardieTrim for your exterior’s finishing touch, and HardieSoffitt to protect your eaves and porch ceilings.

11. Online color tool

Take the mystery out of how your home will look with the Hardie Board siding by using the handy online color visualizer tool. Try on different styles and colors before settling on which will meet your needs best.

12. Top siding product

Hardie Board siding products can be seen on over 8 million homes in America. This proven, long-lasting, attractive siding is so well known and trusted, it boosts a home’s resale value even more so than vinyl siding.

13. Tested results

A symbol of reliability, HardiePlank lap siding is backed by the sought-after Good Housekeeping Seal from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. This stamp of quality is received only after rigorous product evaluation. The distinguished honor was granted after using state-of-the-art equipment to test HardiePlank lap siding for its ability to resist fading, endure weather, resist moisture retention, fire resistance, and more.

14. Universal approval

Hardie Board has been praised by contractor focused trade publications and media repeatedly over the years, giving homeowners confidence in this proven product.

15. Long-term satisfaction

Homeowners who choose to invest in James Hardie siding products consistently appreciate its performance for decades—especially for historic homes in the DC area. Imagine how relaxing it is to know that once you have this amazing siding installed, you won’t have to replace it for 30-50 years, saving you time and money in the long run.

16. New design options: Hardie Dream Collection, Hardie Aspyre

The new Aspyre Collection from James Hardie blends high design with trusted James Hardie durability. Ideal for homes from traditional to ultra-modern and contemporary, this siding gives homeowners and architects new levels of creative options to get the perfect look you’ll love for years to come. This luxury collection combines the thick distinctive profiles of Artisan® siding with the gorgeous geometric Reveal® Panel System. T

Alco Products is a residential remodeling company servicing the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas. For over 60 years, our reliable, skilled teams have installed top-of-the-line products homeowners are proud of—including Hardie Board siding. See what an Elite Preferred James Hardie Siding Installer can do for you.