Why Choose Hardie Siding? – Georgia Roof

Why Choose Hardie Siding?

Beginning in the 1950s, contractors began lining homes with siding to protect them against environmental elements. We’ve come a long way since then and there are a lot of choices with siding.

What is Hardie Siding?
Hardie board siding, also known as cement board siding, was created by James Hardie in the 1980s. It has been around for a long time. Typically billed as a low-maintenance and long-lasting material. Many homeowners prefer its authentic designer look.

Like vinyl, it is also extremely hard wearing and durable, but it is much heavier to work with. A vinyl siding installer will need special training before being able to install Hardie Board.

Reasons to Use Hardie Board Siding
This siding is a rising trend in the industry. The benefits are:

  • Longevity: Most come with a 50-year, limited transferable warranty. This siding is completely rot and insect resistant and can even handle salt spray from the ocean.
  • Appearance: Hardie board siding can be made to mimic just about any other siding material,    including wood lap boards, cedar shingles, and wood shake siding. Color options are virtually unlimited. These colors are accompanied by a 15-year warranty on the finish.
  • Fire Resistance: Hardie board siding is 90 percent sand and cement which makes it fire-resistant.
  • Storm Resistance: Whether you’re looking for a siding material that can withstand the next Irma, or one that can fend off the next summer hailstorm without sustaining damage, cement board siding is a proven commodity in the weather department.
  • Resistant to Warping and Rotting: Fiber cement looks like wood but doesn’t act like it. It does not absorb moisture from rain, snow, and heat and humidity. Wood will traditionally swell, warp, and rot which significantly limits its life span but that is not an issue with fiber cement. Hardie board siding does not need to be sealed.

Considerations
Because of its weight, Hardie Board Siding requires more resources to install than other siding materials. Second, it’s not a totally maintenance-free siding material. It has to be re-painted periodically. Hardie board’s warranty covers paint and labor for peeling and chipping of their finishes for 15 years.

Talk with a trained Hardie Board Siding company and get a free estimate today.

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