When your Kansas City home’s siding has cracks, gaps, rot, moisture intrusion, mold, or simply requires too much maintenance for your lifestyle, it’s time to reside your home. New siding not only transforms the look of your home, but also bolsters its protection from the elements, pests, fire, and the damaging results of water penetration.
Residing your home with fiber cement ensures it will stand up to Shawnee’s and the Greater Kansas City area’s severe weather, increase your home’s value, and look gorgeous for years to come. James Hardie is the top manufacturer of fiber cement, and leads the industry by engineering siding and trim products that maintain their great looks, stand the test of time, and deliver durability consistently over the years.
James Hardie fiber cement siding comes in a wide range of styles and colors that can mimic the look of wood and stucco, yet are engineered to last (without the high maintenance and repair needs stucco and wood are known for).
When choosing the best look for your home exterior, it pays to first explore your options. Here’s a look at the top three siding style selections James Hardie offers.
The Leading Three James Hardie Siding Styles
You can’t go wrong by choosing one of the three most popular siding options for your home. They are timeless beauties that increase the value and aesthetics of your home instantly, and retain their great looks over time.
HardiePlank Lap Siding
As the most popular James Hardie siding style, horizontal lap siding, also known as clapboard or plank siding, is a classic, widely recognized style. Made of long planks, each horizontal panel slightly overlaps the one below it, giving your home a traditional, classic look.
Pro tip: You can give this timeless siding style a contemporary flair by making small adjustments in the way it is applied. While most traditional-looking homes use small to mid-width lap siding planks with wide trim boards on corners and around windows—a contemporary look can be achieved by removing your home’s trim from the design, or using alternating plank widths for variety.
If you love the look of cedar shingles, but you don’t want the upkeep wood requires, HardieShingles are for you! Also known as shake siding, shingle siding works particularly beautifully on a Victorian or Cape Cod style home.
Shingle siding gives you lots of options when it comes to getting the perfect look for your home. It can literally be the main siding feature or used with other materials to achieve a distinct look. For visual interest, some homeowners have it installed on their gables as an accent.
Pro tip: While wood shingles are the traditional material used in this siding style, fiber cement shingles give you broad options when it comes to customization. Hardie siding comes in different heights and textures. And with straight, staggered, or scalloped edges, you’re sure to get the authentic look you desire. HardieShingles mimic the look of wood, yet you get the benefit of their easy maintenance and high performance Hardie Board is well known to deliver.
This vertical siding material, also called “panel siding,” is marked by its tall, wide panels that give your home a clean, contemporary look with uncluttered, simple lines. This modern siding choice will give your dream home a style you’ll love for years to come. It can be used as the major siding choice for your home, or it can be paired with other siding materials to give your home a more textured design and add visual interest.
Pro tip: Vertical siding is the starting point for the popular rustic chic Board-and-Batten look. To achieve this fresh Farmhouse look, simply choose the vertical panels (boards) for the bulk of your home exterior, and add HardieTrim (battens) at regular intervals between the vertical panels. For an even more contemporary look, shrink the space between battens.
Discover the James Hardie Style that Is Best for You
The great thing about Hardie Board is the many ways you can customize it to achieve the optimal style that complements your home’s looks and expresses your unique taste.
Define your personal style with Hardie siding
When you choose siding for your home, you’re literally dressing up the outside of your biggest investment—so make it personal! Customize your wishes to match your home’s architectural style, and use materials with regional flair.
The James Hardie company will even help you find the best color palettes that work for your home. Take a moment to learn more about gorgeous James Hardie siding colors and styles.
Expect the Finest Installation with a James Hardie Preferred Contractor
You can expect top performance from Hardie siding over the years. Its weather resistance, pest resistance, and non-combustible nature keep your home well-fortified. And Hardie siding is so beautiful, your home’s value and curb appeal will increase, giving you a substantial return on investment (ROI) when it comes time to sell your home.
Expect this durable siding to last up to 50 years with minimal maintenance and almost zero repair needs. Its 30-year warranty is just one way the Hardie company ensures your biggest investment is well safeguarded with their product.
Simply have your siding installed by a James Hardie Preferred contractor like Safe Harbor Exteriors and your 30-year non-prorated, transferable warranty will be honored. We follow the strict guidelines of the James Hardie company on our installation process, ensuring your siding gives you the high performance you deserve over the years.
Covering over 8,000,000 homes today, James Hardie is the most popular siding material in America—and for good reason! Learn more about why James Hardie siding is the best choice for a homeowner.