When it comes to the exterior of your ranch home, deciding on a siding material can be tough. It’s important to gain the facts so you can make an informed siding material decision that will work for your long-term needs. James Hardie fiber cement siding is America’s #1 siding material, covering over 8 million homes today—and for good reason.
Discover the favorite features that keep homeowners choosing Hardie for their siding needs, and learn how this premium product can bring out the best in your Ranch style home.
Transform Your Ranch Home with Hardie Siding
Ranch style homes are known for their classic single story, open concept floor plan, patio or deck feature, large windows, sliding glass doors, and low-pitched rooflines with wide eaves. They typically include an attached garage and a finished basement.
Here are some reasons to consider Hardie siding for your Ranch house:
Enjoy gorgeous curb appeal and a personalized modern aesthetic to your Ranch home with the lovely, customizable styles of Hardie siding. Consider these stunning styles to complement your abode.
- Board-and-Batten – Ranch style homes offer a perfect canvas for creating the rustic chic farmhouse look with board-and-batten siding from James Hardie. Achieve it easily with vertical Hardie Panel (boards), and adding Hardie Trim (battens) at the joints to deliver style that oozes with character.
- Vertical Siding Panels – Your single-story Ranch style home will look taller if you choose contemporary vertical siding panels—Hardie Panel—that draw the eye upward.
- Horizontal Lap Siding – If you’d like a traditional, classical look to your home, opt for Hardie’s most popular siding choice: Hardie Plank. This horizontal siding blends well with your Ranch house’s casual nature, and will work perfectly when it comes time to sell your property.
- Combination of Styles – Boost the visual appeal of your Ranch home with combined siding materials for a personalized touch. Blend classic Hardie Plank siding with stunning Hardie Trim accents, and add charming Hardie Shingle around your home’s special features (like its gables).
- Aspyre Collection – This modern siding collection by James Hardie is an architect’s dream. It allows every opportunity to express your unique style with design that overflows with contemporary details.
- Artisan Collection – This streamlined, sleek siding offers modern flair you’re sure to love as you update your Ranch style house.
The Perfect Color Options for Ranch Homes
Hardie siding comes in a host of gorgeous options for you to enjoy. Here are some specific color ideas that will complement the Ranch-style aesthetic:
- Neutral Tones:
- Monterey Taupe is a warm taupe that can provide a classic and timeless look.
- Khaki Brown: Earthy tones like khaki can blend well with the natural surroundings.
- Earthy Hues:
- Chestnut Brown: A rich brown can enhance the home’s connection to nature.
- Timber Bark: A natural wood-like color can add warmth to the exterior.
- Lighter Shades:
- Light Mist: Lighter shades can make the home feel more open and inviting.
- Pearl Gray: A subtle gray can provide a modern touch without being too bold.
- Classic Colors:
- Sail Cloth: A light, neutral color that complements the Ranch-style simplicity.
- Boothbay Blue: For those who prefer a pop of color, a muted blue can work well.
- Contrasting Trim:
- Consider a contrasting trim color like Arctic White or Navajo Beige to highlight architectural details.
Elevate Your Curb Appeal with Hardie Siding
Hardie siding will bring out the best in your Ranch style home’s looks while safeguarding it from the elements, pests, and more. But to get the results you desire, it matters who installs it!
You don’t want just anyone installing your new siding. At Safe Harbor, we are a James Hardie Preferred Contractor, and we follow their strict guidelines on the installation process. This ensures we meet the warranty requirements and you get the high performance you deserve from your new siding. For more inspiration, take a look at our featured project on our gallery of recent James Hardie siding upgrades.