Home upgrades add value to your property, but sometimes it can be tough to know just how much you will recoup when it comes time to sell. Not with James Hardie® fiber cement siding! This highly durable product has such a track record of success that it ranks as one of the top renovations in the remodeling industry when it comes to return on investment (ROI).
Discover the benefits Hardie siding offers that makes your ROI so predictable, and so robust.
Hardie Siding’s Strong Return on Investment
When residing your home, there are a wide variety of facts to consider before choosing which material to invest in. Choosing a siding material that will add value to your home will give you confidence in your selection.
Here are some of the facts that make James Hardie siding and trim a solid choice that will deliver throughout the time you own your home and when it comes time to sell!
1. Adds Value to Your Home
Residing your home should boost its value. You’ll be thrilled to know that fiber cement has one of the top returns on investment (ROI) of large-scale exterior renovations. And James Hardie is the best fiber cement product available! According to the 2021 Cost vs. Value Report, there is a 71% ROI on James Hardie siding for Kansas City area homeowners. This is based on the amount you invest in your siding replacement and your home’s resale value.
2. High Performance
Hardie siding increases your home’s value and outperforms other siding materials due to its weather and impact resistance, insect and pest resistance, moisture resistance, and the fact that it’s not prone to rotting, cracking, or warping.
3. Lasting Finish
Factory baked-on ColorPlus® technology provides enduring color that keeps your siding looking new. Its resistance to fading, chipping, cracking, and harmful UV rays mean you get to enjoy low maintenance siding that won’t need to be painted for up to 15 years! (Note: Other siding materials need to be repainted every 4-8 years to keep them looking good and to prevent moisture from penetrating.)
4. Gorgeous Aesthetics
When home buyers search the internet for their new home, first impressions last! Renovating your home exterior creates eye-catching curb appeal that gives a stunning first impression. It mimics the beauty of genuine wood impeccably, and comes in a variety of striking styles to bring out the best in your home’s looks. You’re sure to get top dollar for your home when it is covered exquisitely in Hardie Board — America’s favorite siding material.
5. Decreased Homeowner’s Insurance
Unlike vinyl siding, James Hardie fiber cement resists hail damage and is non-combustible, so it can often help lower your homeowner’s insurance premiums.
6. Great Warranties
The James Hardie Company has done so much research, and engineered their products so well, they stand behind them, giving you confidence in your investment. The various styles of Hardie Board siding come with a 30-year transferable, non-prorated warranty. Trim products and ColorPlus technology both come with 15-year non-prorated warranties.
7. Cost Effective
Fiber cement costs less than wood siding, and gives you more mileage for your investment dollars. Because it is so well made, it stands up to Kansas City’s weather, including high winds and hail. And Hardie siding can last up to 50 years, so it may even be the last siding product you need to buy, saving you time and money on siding replacement in the future.
8. Low Maintenance
Fiber cement siding is made of cement, sand, cellulose, and water. This durable compound stands up to the elements with ease, and delivers the low maintenance you desire for your home exterior. It’s easy to care for, and its durability means fewer repair jobs (yes!), saving you time and money over the years. Simply wash it with mild soap and a garden hose twice a year, and re-caulk around windows, doors, and between siding panels when needed. That’s it!
9. Engineered for Climate®
James Hardie siding is engineered for the specific climate it is installed in, giving you reliable protection and high performance against the weather in your area.
10. Positive Environmental Impact
The single most important factor in green architecture is durability. To have a positive environmental impact, a product needs to last a long time. It has to handle moisture, heat, and UV radiation. Hardie siding handles all three exceptionally well. Hardie Board received awards for being the “Most Sustainable Product,” and it minimizes its transportation carbon footprint by locally sourcing some of its materials. Also, its natural, raw materials don’t negatively impact the environment.
11. Pest Resistant
You can avoid the costly trouble pest infestation causes when you choose James Hardie fiber cement siding. There is nothing in this siding product that pests (or woodpeckers!) are looking for. It will add value to your home because home buyers will be thrilled they won’t have to deal with termites, carpenter ants, or other pests.
12. Third-Party Tested
Future homebuyers will easily put their trust in the James Hardie siding covering your home when they find out it has been third party tested by the Good Housekeeping Institute. HardiePlank® lap siding passed a variety of rigorous tests and received the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval!
Get Trusted James Hardie Siding Installation
We know you don’t want just anyone installing your siding. At Safe Harbor, as a James Hardie Preferred Contractor, we follow their strict guidelines on the installation process so you get the performance you deserve, and your 30-year warranty will be honored.
Learn more about James Hardie Siding can transform your home exterior to gorgeous and give you a high ROI when you sell your property.