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Why James Hardie Siding Is the Best Choice for a Craftsman Style Home

The inviting architecture of a Craftsman home calls for the perfect siding replacement. Its traditional feel, welcoming front porch, and artsy details give you plenty of character to work with when upgrading your exterior. Care and attention to detail are seen in every aspect of these charming homes, and these important ingredients carry over to your decision on new siding.

Why choose James Hardie siding for your property? You’ll achieve the aesthetics of your dreams while protecting your home with America’s most popular siding product.

The Beauty of Craftsman Architecture

Originating during the Arts and Crafts movement, Craftsman homes emerged as an anti-industrial trend in both Europe and North America in the late 19th century. Loaded with artistic detail, builders used architecture that gave each abode a more personal look. Other names for Craftsman-style homes include Bungalow and American Craftsman.

This delightful house’s simple architecture, natural materials, stone details, and open porch with overhanging gables give you the warm and cozy feel that makes you want to linger. Structural elements of these dwellings are often left exposed to showcase their beauty, and hand-crafted details are a mark of their attractive style. So how can you update your craftsman home's siding and not lose its classic charm? With James Hardie you can!

James Hardie Siding Options for Every Craftsman Home Styles

Craftsman Bungalow

As the most popular Craftsman style, this one-story house’s design overflows with character with its tapered columns and oversized porch.

California Craftsman

One of the first Craftsman styles to emerge in California, these traditional looking homes deliver covered porches, and low-pitched roofing.

  • Residing with HardiePlank® for the home’s body, and HardieShingle for its accents will add visual appeal.


Developed by Frank Lloyd Wright, this architecture has a more contemporary feel to it, and rows of windows emphasizing its clean, horizontal lines, providing plenty of natural light for homeowners to enjoy year-round.

  • Choose contemporary looking Hardie siding such as HardiePanel® for this modern home.


This Craftsman style oozes with Spanish influence, including terra cotta roofing, stucco walls, tile details, arches, and an interior courtyard.

Four Square House

These two-story square homes have four rooms on each floor, and an inviting oversized, covered front porch.

  • Popular HardiePlank delivers beauty and charm on this house.

The Perfect Siding Styles and Textures for Your House

James Hardie siding delivers diverse style options that will enhance your home’s best qualities and protect it from the elements. Hardie’s climate-specific siding panels will give you confidence your home is well shielded from the elements.

At American Way Exteriors, we add value to your upgrade by honoring the original design of your Craftsman home, and using James Hardie siding to accent its features.

James Hardie Colors for Your Craftsman Home

James Hardie’s wide variety of designer-picked ColorPlus® color combinations will give the perfect final touch to your exterior. Craftsman homes were traditionally painted in earth tones such as browns and greens, but today’s trends call for some play and versatility with color.

  • Contrast Arctic White with a deep hue such as Deep Ocean. This contrast makes your home look crisp and vibrant.
  • Take a soft approach by choosing a light Pearl Gray for your siding that complements the stonework on your exterior.
  • Light neutral colors like Cobble Stone for your home’s body and (just a little darker) Sandstone Beige for its trim give your exterior a warm, creamy feel that says “welcome.”
  • Contemporary style Craftsman homes take on a crisp, modern feel with Evening Blue color on the body, and Artic White on its trim.

Bring Back the Beauty of Your Craftsman Home with a James Hardie Siding Installation

At American Way Exteriors, we make sure you get the ideal siding style and color for your home upgrade. As a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, we ensure your siding is installed with precision so your 30-year warranty will be honored.

Read Our Rave Reviews

American Way Exteriors has earned numerous positive reviews for our outstanding service. Read about our customers’ pleasant experiences working with us, then contact us today to learn how we can improve your home with new siding and roofing.

"Jake Preston is amazing! We had wind damage to our roof. Jake assisted us through every step. Making sure we had no unanswered questions. His professionalism and kindness is unmatched. The crew was respectful and detailed oriented. Thank you Jake and American Way!"

Michelle G.

"Replaced the existing siding on my home. Contact and price were discussed thoroughly during the initial discussions. Workers arrived at the scheduled time and were professional in the removal, new installation, cleanup, and onsite conduct. Communication between supervisors, installers and myself was on a daily basis and any issues were addressed immediately. Would not hesitate to use this company again or recommend them."

Beecher R.

"We chose American Way Exteriors to replace our old vinyl siding with Hardie board siding and trim. Throughout the entire process we found the team to be very professional and receptive to our questions about the project. They were constantly in touch with us about when work would start, what to expect each day of the project, and followed up to see if we had concerns. As the project began it was very apparent our house had suffered from poor installation by the builder years ago. The American Way team worked to fix the problems, keeping us well informed along the way. We could not be happier with the finished project both cosmetically and structurally. This is definitely a company we highly recommend exterior projects!"

Kathy G.

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