The Makeup of America’s #1 Siding Choice
James Hardie siding, America’s #1 choice for home siding, protects over 8,000,000 homes, and for good reason. It’s made of cement, sand, water, and cellulose fibers. James Hardie’s exclusive additives enhance the product’s performance. It’s beautiful, durable, low-maintenance, and lasts up to 50 years when it’s installed correctly and well maintained.
Its long-lasting nature stands up to severe weather such as snow, ice, hurricanes, high winds and more. Also known as Hardie Board, Lap Siding, HardiePlank, and Hardie Siding, this outstanding product is the top brand of fiber cement siding.
Hardie Siding Solves Common Home Exterior Problems
In addition to looking beautiful, James Hardie siding solves common problems homeowners have with their home exterior. If your current siding is cracked or warped, or you’re spending too much money on your utilities, new siding can give you the solution you desire. If you’re looking to boost your home value and it currently lacks curb appeal, James Hardie siding can remedy both those problems. If you want to exchange your high maintenance siding for low maintenance home siding, James Hardie is the siding for you.
The Story Behind Fiber Cement Siding
Over 30 years ago, the James Hardie company invented fiber cement. They’ve spent over $100,000,000 in research and development, and continue to invest in advancing their siding products. When it’s time for siding replacement, this outstanding home siding delivers.
How James Hardie Siding Compares to Other Siding Materials
James Hardie siding benefits homeowners in multiple ways: it’s durable, long-lasting, beautiful, customizable, pest resistant, fire resistant, and more.
Why Choose James Hardie over Other Siding Materials
Fiber cement siding outperforms wood and vinyl siding. James Hardie fiber cement is:
- Non-combustible—It won’t fuel a fire, and won’t ignite when exposed to a direct flame.
- Moisture resistant—It seals your home, protecting it from moisture intrusion.
- Engineered for climate—It is made to stand up to the specific weather conditions in your region of the country.
- Pest resistant—It shields your home from termites, carpenter ants, stink bugs and more, saving you the hassle involved in pest infestation.
- Woodpecker resistant—It doesn’t attract woodpeckers, so you can avoid wasting time and money on repairing woodpecker damage.
- Covered by an outstanding warranty—The James Hardie company provides a 30-year, non-prorated, transferable warranty, giving homeowners confidence in their siding choice.
Hardie vs. Wood
James Hardie fiber cement siding is chosen consistently over wood siding. Here’s why:
Mimics the look of wood siding
It can mimic the look of wood so closely, it’s hard to tell the difference unless you are in close proximity to the siding. It is a wise solution for historic homes, as it can create an authentic look while providing durable, low maintenance siding.
Offers low maintenance
James Hardie siding requires very little maintenance. Simply rinse it with a hose twice a year, using a medium bristle nylon brush as needed to remove dirt and grime. The nature of maintenance requirements for Hardie Board siding depends on where you are located in the country, and whether your siding was pre-primed at the factory and painted after installation, or if you chose ColorPlus® Technology’s factory baked-on color that outlasts other paint finishes. James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology resists fading, chipping, and cracking, which means it needs very low maintenance.
Wood siding requires high maintenance, costing you time and money for the life of the siding.
Gives you long-lasting performance
James Hardie siding resists moisture damage. It protects your home siding from swelling, warping, and cracking. Wood siding may shrink and swell due to moisture exposure. Over time, wood siding’s paint may crack and peel, then require the time-consuming job of repainting.
Hardie Board siding is recognized as non-combustible by fire departments nationwide. While James Hardie siding won’t contribute to a fire, wood siding will burn when it comes into contact with flames.
Fiber cement siding won’t be eaten by termites, woodpeckers, or other pests. Wood siding can be damaged by insects like termites, and birds such as woodpeckers, costing you time and money for repairs.
Hardie Vs. Vinyl
Homeowners choose James Hardie siding over vinyl for a variety of reasons:
Hardie Board offers you a thick, durable siding solution—James Hardie siding is more than five times thicker than vinyl. Vinyl siding is so thin, it can’t mimic the look of wood, and it dents easily.
James Hardie siding stands up to heat and flames—Hardie Board siding is noncombustible, and won’t warp, sag, or melt due to fire or heat exposure. In contrast, vinyl melts in a fire, and when the sun reflects off Low-E glass windows, it can also negatively impact vinyl siding. Vinyl cracks and warps from heat, leaving your home looking lackluster, and making it vulnerable to the elements.
James Hardie Siding Styles
Express your style preferences and highlight your home’s best architectural features with the perfect style selection for your home. Choose from finishes like wood grain, smooth, or stucco. Baked-on color options come in two distinct collections of gorgeous color combinations to complement your home.
- The Dream Collection—Choose from over 700 options to make your dreams come true.
- The Statement Collection—Select from your region’s most popular colors.
Choose from a wide variety of siding styles including:
- HardiePlank® lap siding—Enjoy timeless, traditional, horizontal lap siding.
- HardiePanel® vertical siding—Vertical siding is perfect for the board and batten look.
- HardieShingle® siding—Get the warm look of cedar wood without the maintenance requirements.
- HardieTrim® boards—Get the perfect finishing touch for your home by highlighting your windows and front door with attractive trim.
- HardieSoffit® panels—Protect the underside of your roof eaves and exterior porch ceiling.
Alco Products—a Trusted Siding Replacement Contractor
At Alco Products, we understand it’s rarely convenient to deal with a deteriorating home exterior. We also know that to invest in a product like James Hardie, you want to protect it’s warranty by using a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor. For over 60 years, we’ve helped install over 100,000 siding, windows, roofing, and door projects the right way.