James Hardie Siding
Build your dream with the very best. James Hardie makes the world’s highest-performance fiber cement siding, trim, backer board and more in styles that suit every home style, from historic to modern.
Both our siding and trim are Engineered for Climate®, so no matter where you live, you can rest assured that your investment is going to stand up to Mother Nature.
The Benefits of James Hardie Siding
There are many reasons to choose James Hardie fiber cement siding over vinyl, the first of which is appearance. James Hardie siding is over five times thicker than vinyl, allowing for deeper grooves and a more authentic wood-grain effect. The result is more elegant than vinyl (which is plastic), particularly on a historic home.
Then comes function. Vinyl melts easily in a fire (or even from the reflection of the sun off Low-E glass windows); James Hardie products are noncombustible. Vinyl may crack and warp from the elements; James Hardie products are more durable and resist warping, sagging and melting.
James Hardie fiber cement siding and trim products resist the effects of moisture and damage from mold. When there’s a fire, James Hardie siding is much better at withstanding damage, while wood goes up in flames. See how our siding compares to wood siding.
We are proud to announce that we are an official certified provider of James Hardie Siding. Our team has been trained to properly install James Hardie siding and roofing materials to ensure the absolute best in quality installation.
Vinyl siding is the plastic exterior siding for a house. It’s used for weatherproofing and decoration purposes. It’s manufactured primarily from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin and fashioned to look like traditional wood siding.
Because siding is one of the most vital parts of a home’s exterior, it’s important to understand why vinyl remains the top choice for siding material despite all the other siding materials available out there.
The Benefits of Vinyl Siding
One of the strong selling points of vinyl siding is that it weathers well. It is far more resistant to rotting and insect and termite damage compared to its wood counterpart.
Traditional siding is susceptible to rust, mold, and other elements that affect its integrity and ruin its appearance. The Polyvinyl Chloride in vinyl siding makes it immune to all those.
And unlike other siding, it does not require to be painted or caulked. Vinyl is easy to install. Best of all, it is comparatively low cost. So not only are you paying less upfront but because vinyl is so durable and stands well against the natural elements, it’s also low maintenance.
The most you’ll need to do over the years is wash it and check for moisture every so often. And if it’s split or cracked, you only need to replace the damaged panels.
Vinyl siding has evolved in design since it was first introduced. Some resemble real wood so much that even the trained eye would have to take a closer look. Most manufacturers offer very realistic-looking grain wood patterns.
Special compounds used in the manufacturing of vinyl siding help it resist fading, protect it against ultraviolet rays and provide dozens of color choices. Vinyl siding comes in a variety of many different siding colors to match the look and feel of any home.
As mentioned, vinyl siding installation is easy. However, it’s still best to leave it to the professionals to install. If you want your siding to perform well, then they need to be installed properly. Attempt to do it yourself, and you may end up with warped and buckled siding.
Only experienced contractors know how the material reacts to changing temperatures. And because vinyl siding will expand and contract depending on the weather, expertise and experience are essential to the correct installation of vinyl siding.