Your siding is subjected to Denver’s weather 24/7, and is responsible for protecting your home from the elements. So when it’s time for siding replacement, it’s vital you find the best long-term solution for your needs.
Fiber cement is known for its durability and weather resistance due to its sturdy makeup of cement, sand, and cellulose. And the most popular brand of fiber cement siding is James Hardie. Known for its reliability, endurance, beauty, and more, it covers over 8,000,000 homes throughout America and stands up to even the harshest weather elements.
If you’re ready for new siding, James Hardie has you covered. Here are some common questions homeowners have about this amazing siding product:
James Hardie Siding Questions Answered
How long does it last?
When installed correctly (like our team does), Hardie siding lasts up to 50 years!
How much maintenance does it need?
Hardie Board is so well made that it requires almost no maintenance! Simply wash it twice a year with a garden hose and a medium bristle nylon brush, and it will keep looking fabulous for many years! ColorPlus® technology lasts up to 15 years, and at that time your siding will need to be repainted to ensure your home is well sealed. (Note: wood home siding needs to be repainted every 3-7 years.)
What type of finishes does James Hardie offer?
Hardie offers a factory baked-on finish called ColorPlus® technology. Between coats in the controlled factory setting, the finish is cured for an even stronger bond that resists peeling, chipping, and cracking. Its fade-resistant property means your home will look fabulous years after your siding is installed.
You can choose from two collections of color combinations to get the ideal look for your home: The Statement Collection (readily available designer-picked colors that complement homes in your region of the country), and the Dream Collection (give full expression to your creative ideas for exterior paint color by choosing from over 700 hues made to order in a wide variety of James Hardie siding and trim styles and textures).
Another option the James Hardie company offers is pre-primed boards that can be painted any color you desire after they are installed.
How does Hardie Siding perform in harsh weather?
Hardie Board stands up to Denver’s extreme temperatures, snow and ice storms with ease. The HardieZone® system ensures you get the exact makeup needed to safeguard your home from the elements in Denver’s climate.
Is it fire resistant?
Hardie siding is non-combustible, so it gives you, your loved ones, and your biggest investment greater protection from fires than other siding materials such as vinyl or wood.
What style types do I have to choose from?
HardiePlank® (horizontal lap siding) is the most popular siding product Hardie offers. HardiePanel® (vertical siding that looks amazing on contemporary homes) is used to create the board-and-batten look. HardieShingle® gives you the look of cedar shakes (without the high maintenance of wood). And HardieTrim® finishes off your home perfectly with durability and style.
How does James Hardie impact my home’s value?
Hardie siding boosts the value of your home and provides an excellent return on your investment.
Does it deter pests like termites and woodpeckers?
James Hardie siding is pest-resistant and won’t attract woodpeckers. You can avoid the costly hassles of termite infestation and woodpecker damage when you choose Hardie Board for your home exterior.
How much does it cost?
More than vinyl and less than brick, Hardie siding is a wise investment that ensures you won’t have to replace your siding again for decades, and you’ll love its low maintenance.
How long is the installation process?
A variety of factors go into the length of time it takes to install Hardie siding. It is very heavy and requires a skilled team of installers to do it right the first time. Your home’s size, your current siding type, the weather, and any repairs your home needs before new siding is installed are all part of the equation. If you choose ColorPlus® technology, it will be quicker than pre-primed siding because boards come already painted from the factory.
Is James Hardie siding a sustainable option?
Hardie Board is an eco-friendly siding made from sustainable raw materials. Hardie’s green practices have been recognized by the industry and named the “Greenest Siding Brand” in the Green Builder® Media annual Readers’ Choice survey for 2020. Hardie siding makeup contains no asbestos, no glass fibers, and no formaldehyde, making it a safe building product.
Is it dangerous to be around while it is being installed?
No. Choose a reputable contractor (like us!) trained by the Hardie company to install your siding, so they will cut it according to the James Hardie company’s standards to ensure your safety. At Refined Exteriors, as a Preferred James Hardie siding contractor, we adhere to Hardie’s best practices for siding installation, so your family is safe both during its installation and for years to come.
The risk from silica dust exposure comes when the product is not cut according to the Hardie company’s guidelines, and there are frequent long-term exposures to it over a period of years.
Note: All siding types (wood, wood composite siding, brick, stone, or fiber cement) produce dust when they are cut. They are subject to strict standards, and James Hardie leads all siding manufacturers in equipping contractors to abide by the new standards, so both installers and homeowners are safe.
Update Your Home Exterior with Luxurious James Hardie Siding
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