At HomeWise Roofing and Exteriors, we’re proud to offer James Hardie fiber cement siding to our valued clients. When you’re looking for an Omaha contractor to replace the siding on your home, it’s important to understand the difference in quality between popular types of siding. We truly believe that James Hardie is a superior product, which is why we recommend it to so many of those we do business with. Here are the benefits of James Hardie fiber cement siding and why you should consider it for your next siding project.
Vinyl Siding vs. James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding
Vinyl siding has been a popular choice for homeowners since it was introduced in the 1960s as an alternative to aluminum siding. Vinyl is certainly superior to aluminum, but it has several limitations. When vinyl siding is exposed to the elements or ages, it can become brittle. It’s also easily damaged by hail, wind, fluctuating extreme temperatures, and other unavoidable forces.
James Hardie fiber cement siding is up to five times thicker than vinyl siding, making it more durable and less prone to damage. It resists freezing temps, hail, wind, and other common stressors that are common in Nebraska. When you install James Hardie siding, you give your home years of low maintenance and superior protection.
Everyone who lives in the Omaha area knows that extreme heat is just as damaging to their homes as freezing cold. Vinyl siding can easily warp due to heat either from a heat wave, long-term sun exposure, or the heat from an outdoor fireplace or grill. When exposed to heat, vinyl siding warps and melts. James Hardie siding, on the other hand, is resistant to extreme heat and will not warp, melt, or combust when exposed to heat or a direct flame. James Hardie is so superior to vinyl siding in this regard that many insurance companies will offer discounts on home coverage if the house has fiber cement siding installed.
Superior Appearance of James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding
In addition to being longer lasting and more durable than vinyl siding, James Hardie fiber cement siding is also visually appealing. Fiber cement is thicker than other types of siding and can mimic numerous textures such as cedar and stucco. It can also come in a variety of different panels like staggered edge, straight edge, or vertical. You can choose to have James Hardie siding installed primed and ready to paint in the color of your choice, or you can make the investment in ColorPlus Technology, a pre-finish process that bakes the color into the product. Siding with this type of technology is vibrant, resists fading or chipping, and has a 15-year limited warranty.
Other James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding Benefits
Not yet convinced that James Hardie siding is the superior choice to protect your home? Consider these additional reasons:
- It is designed to be unappealing to pests such as birds, termites, and other insects.
- It is custom-made for your environment. Using the HardieZone system, the company has developed products that are made to withstand the weather conditions where you live.
- It’s low maintenance. There is no need to paint or stain James Hardie siding. The only maintenance it requires is a once-a-year cleaning with a hose or power washer.
- It’s long-lasting. James Hardie siding, when cared for properly, can last up to 100 years and has a limited warranty for 30 years.
Interested in having James Hardie fiber cement siding installed on your home? Give the experts at HomeWise Roofing and Exteriors a call to learn more.