While selecting a siding material for your home exterior, keep in mind that you’re not only choosing an updated look for your home, but you’re also ensuring its protection for years to come.
Picture yourself years down the road with the siding you’re considering. Will you be glad you made the decision you did? Or will you wish you had invested a little more initially so you wouldn’t have to deal with the hassles of high maintenance and repairs?
So, while you’re weighing your options, be sure to put the amount of maintenance your new siding will need into the equation so you know what the future will hold when it comes to upkeep.
While wood siding looks great at the beginning, over time it holds moisture, rots, and can even be a fire hazard. Vinyl boasts a low initial cost, but it easily dents when debris from storms impact it. Kansas City weather can be brutal at times, and it’s vital you find a siding material that will stand up against it, and deliver the strength you desire in a siding product.
How James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding’s Durability, Performance, and Longevity Equal Low Maintenance
When siding is built with strength, it will stand up to snow, ice, high winds, and even severe weather. Fiber cement siding delivers long-term durability that makes home upkeep a breeze for decades, and endures the weather elements with ease.
Here are some features of James Hardie (also knows as Hardie Board) that will make your life easier due to their influence on easy maintenance.
1. Durable Makeup
Fiber cement is made of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. This winning combination is built to endure its 24/7 exposure to the elements.
Results: You get the low-maintenance home exterior you desire because your siding is so tough and resilient.
2. Moisture Resistance
Unlike wood siding, which easily absorbs water, fiber cement resists moisture penetration, saving you on costly repairs.
Results: You don’t have to deal with the hassles of wood rot, mold, mildew, or other moisture intrusion-related problems when it comes to your siding. Enjoy the low repair needs of fiber cement because it repels water rather than welcoming it!
3. Pest Resistance
James Hardie siding offers nothing termites, carpenter ants, woodpeckers, or other pests are looking for. While wood siding attracts pests and woodpeckers, creating damage—fiber cement stays intact and protects your home with strength from destructive pests.
Results: With durable Hardie Board, you will avoid the expensive repairs that pest infestation requires. Your siding will do its job rather than provide food and housing for pests.
4. Fire Resistance
Wood siding can fuel a fire, leaving you devastated with the damage that may occur to your biggest investment—your home. Vinyl melts in a fire, so you won’t get the protection you deserve.
Fiber cement siding gives you fire resistance, so you and your family have time to get to safety while help is on the way. Your possessions will be better protected with fiber cement safeguarding them.
Results: If your home is covered with fiber cement, after a fire you will have less damage to repair.
Vinyl siding may last 20 years, but James Hardie Siding is built to last up to 50! And it’s warrantied for 30 years!
Results: You will avoid the cost and time-consuming hassle of replacing your siding for up to 50 years. How is that for low maintenance?
6. Lasting Curb Appeal
Flaking paint and exposed wood siding can hinder curb appeal. With fiber cement siding, your paint will adhere to your siding material and stay where it belongs.
Result: You get the low-maintenance, high-quality-looking exterior you deserve.
7. Simple Upkeep
Fiber cement siding simply needs to be washed once or twice a year to maintain its beauty. Keep an eye on its caulking around windows and doors. If it falters over time, simply replace it. This is a low-cost, simple maintenance need, and about the only one your fiber cement may require.
Results: Low-maintenance fiber cement siding will save you the regular labor and expensive upkeep other siding products need.
Our Favorite Fiber Cement Product Delivers the Low Maintenance You Desire
James Hardie fiber cement outshines its competition in low maintenance, performance, and durability. Here’s what we love about Hardie siding.
Durable James Hardie Finish
While wood siding needs frequent painting to keep it sealed and prevent moisture and pest intrusion, fiber cement is built so resiliently, you don’t have to constantly refinish it to prevent problems.
James Hardie offers long-lasting, factory baked-on color for your gorgeous siding. While other siding needs to be painted every 4-8 years, Hardie siding with ColorPlus technology is warrantied for 15 years against peeling, flaking, and chipping. It saves you the hassle of regular paint jobs and keeps your home looking fabulous. Extend the lifetime of the great looks of your home exterior with ColorPlus finish on your Hardie siding.
Resilient Weather Resistance
The James Hardie Company studied the long-term impact the weather in various regions has on siding. Based on their findings, they literally engineered siding specifically for the weather in your region. So, you get the optimal Hardie siding product built to stand up to the Kansas City climate! The HardieZone system’s H5 product is built especially to protect your home under wet and freezing conditions.
Transform Your Home with New Siding
Don’t settle for subpar siding installation. Serving the Greater Kansas City area, at Safe Harbor we install James Hardie fiber cement siding with precision so you can enjoy low-maintenance and high-performance siding for decades. Schedule a convenient time for a free estimate, and let’s make your home exterior dreams a reality.