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What Are the Benefits of James Hardie Siding?

When siding gets old and worn out or damaged, your home can suffer costly problems like wood rot, moisture penetration and insect infestation. When you see signs that new siding is needed, it’s best to act promptly and contact a siding replacement contractor.

James Hardie Siding Makeup

James Hardie fiber cement siding—also known as HardiePlank, Hardie Board siding, and fiber cement siding—delivers the most durable siding material on the market. Made of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers, this long-lasting siding material gives your home protection you can count on. The James Hardie company took years to perfect the proprietary blend of ingredients that make up James Hardie siding, and created it to not only look beautiful, but also to last.

How Hardie Siding Compares to Vinyl and Wood

Hardie Board siding lasts longer than vinyl while maintaining its beauty. Hardie siding is five times thicker than vinyl, and has an authentic wood-grain look to it from its deep grooves. It doesn’t require the high maintenance wood siding needs, and won’t attract pests and woodpeckers like wood siding does.

The Benefits of James Hardie Siding for Ohio Homes

1. Vibrant Color

Hardie siding comes either preprimed and ready for you to paint it any color you desire after installation, or with ColorPlus® Technology. ColorPlus gives you factory baked-on color that boasts fade resistance, UV resistance, and outstanding durability. Its 15-year warranty gives homeowners peace of mind.

2. Durability

High-performance James Hardie siding is stronger than vinyl siding, and lasts up to 50 years when it’s installed properly and well maintained.

3. Moisture Resistant

James Hardie siding resists damage that occurs when water penetrates a home. It won’t mold, swell, or crack, so you won’t need to do the costly repairs that moisture penetration requires.

4. Weather Resistant

James Hardie siding stands up to storms, hail, high winds and extreme temperatures. While other siding materials may experience swelling due to change in temperatures, James Hardie siding performs well in spite of abrupt changes.

5. Woodpecker Resistant

Cedar siding attracts woodpeckers looking for a place to nest, a place to store food, or some resounding wood to peck at in order to attract a mate. James Hardie fiber cement siding is woodpecker resistant, so you can rest assured your siding will maintain its beauty and not experience the costly damage woodpeckers cause.

6. Pest Resistant

Avoid the hassles of pest infestation by investing in James Hardie siding. Hardie Board siding resists termites, stink bugs, carpenter ants and more.

7. Non-Combustible

Your home and family are well protected with James Hardie fiber cement siding. Its non-combustible makeup ensures it won’t contribute to a fire. Some insurance companies even give a discount to homeowners who protect their home with Hardie siding.

8. Low Maintenance

It’s easy to maintain your Hardie Board siding by simply washing it twice a year with a garden hose and medium bristle nylon brush. Keep an eye on the caulking around windows and door trim, and replace it as necessary.

9. Engineered for Climate

After studying the long-term effects of weather on siding in various parts of the country, the James Hardie company created the HardieZone System. HZ5 products (perfect for the Ohio area) stand up to freezing temperatures without getting damaged. They have superior paint adhesion and moisture resistance. A drip edge was added to HZ5 lap siding to provide improved water management conditions specific to the Ohio climate.

10. Outstanding Warranty

The 30-year non-prorated, transferable James Hardie siding warranty gives homeowners peace of mind in their investment. When your siding is installed by a James Hardie Preferred contractor, your warranty is protected.

11. Beauty

James Hardie siding creates eye-catching curb appeal and makes your home stand out. Choose the Hardie siding style that matches your home architecture and complements your home. Options include:

  • HardiePlank® Lap siding—This is traditional horizontal siding at its finest. It includes timeless design with a wide variety of color and texture choices.
  • HardiePanel® siding—This vertical siding makes a style statement. The popular rustic chic board-and-batten look is easily achieved with James Hardie siding.
  • HardieShingle® siding—Get the authentic look of cedar shingles with the strength of James Hardie siding.
  • HardieTrim®—Make a design statement by highlighting your home’s best features such as doors, windows, and columns.
  • HardieSoffit® panels—Reinforce the vulnerable gap between eaves and exterior walls to fortify your home’s protection from moisture and pests.

12. Third-Party Tested

HardiePlank lap siding has been third-party tested and awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. This esteemed honor was given after rigorous testing for fade resistance, moisture retention resistance, fire resistance and more. Homeowners gain confidence in their siding investment, knowing fiber cement has the approval of such a prestigious organization.

13. Contemporary Styles

The James Hardie company’s latest line of siding products is the Aspyre Collection. It’s a luxury collection and ideal for contemporary homes. It combines the thick, distinctive patterns of Artisan® siding with the smooth, geometric Reveal® Panel System. It provides you with creative options that allow you to express your individual style.

Get Premium James Hardie Siding Replacement

When your home exterior needs siding replacement, understand that James Hardie fiber cement siding protects the homes of over 8,000,000 Americans. Its beauty, durability, gorgeous color, and style options make it a favorite among homeowners.

As the only James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor in the Dayton, OH area, American Way Exteriors ensures your warranty is well protected. As an Elite Preferred Contractor, we provide:

  • Compliance with James Hardie best practices
  • Professional sales approach
  • Satisfactory credit report
  • State licensed
  • Liability insurance $1,000,000 per occurrence
  • Satisfactory background check with past clients

Discover how beautiful James Hardie siding can boost your home’s curb appeal while protecting it from the elements.

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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