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Is James Hardie Siding Fade-Resistant?

If spending your time, money, and energy repainting your home’s siding every few years is a frustrating task you dread—we understand.

Painting your exterior is a huge undertaking, especially if you have a siding material that suffers considerably from fading, like vinyl or wood.

What if we told you there’s a way you could never have to worry about re-painting your siding again? Before you tell us it’s too good to be true, let us share the incredible fade-resistant benefits of James Hardie fiber cement siding!

What Causes Siding Fade?

Siding can fade for various reasons; however, the following are the most common:

  • Sunlight—Direct exposure to the sun’s harmful rays will cause your siding to fade and deteriorate quickly, especially when your siding is made of vinyl.
  • Rain—Frequent rain can wash away your siding’s protective covering, making the material more prone to losing its color.
  • Snow—Snow can have the adverse fading effects of both sun and snow. The snow reflects the sun’s rays, resulting in amplified fading from the sun, and when it melts, it washes away your siding’s protective coating, making it more prone to fading.
  • Shade—Darker siding colors, like brown and deep red, will fade faster than lighter shades, like white or beige.

Fading can happen at different rates in different spots around your home, resulting in color inconsistencies. Typically, the sunny sides of your house will fade more quickly than the shaded sides.

How James Hardie Siding Offers Fade-Resistant Protection

James Hardie siding is an excellent investment for homeowners in search of a low-maintenance, fade-resistant material.

ColorPlus Technology

ColorPlus® Technology by James Hardie is the primary reason this industry-leading fiber cement siding product offers such effective fade resistance.

ColorPlus Technology is a baked-on finish applied to your siding boards in a controlled factory setting. The result is siding boards that resist damage from the elements, like chipping, peeling, cracking, and fading. When your boards arrive at your house, they’re already painted in your desired siding color, and the shade lasts decades longer than traditional paint.

Traditional Paint vs. James Hardie ColorPlus

Since vinyl siding panels are painted after they’re installed on your home, they’re prone to poor quality application due to uncontrollable elements like wind, heat, and humidity. Plus, traditional paint must be re-applied regularly to maintain its bright appearance, so you’ll spend valuable time and money maintaining vinyl siding.

ColorPlus Technology is applied to your fiber cement boards in a factory-controlled environment to eliminate environmental inconsistencies. You’ll never have to re-paint your siding boards, so you can enjoy beautiful, vibrant colors at no extra expense from your initial investment. Here’s a look at the proven process James Hardie uses to ensure fade-proof color:

  • Conditioning—The boards are heated and conditioned before the first coat of paint is applied for a stronger bond.
  • Coating—The edges and surfaces of the boards are coated with the first layer of color.
  • Curing—After the first coat, the boards are heated again to ensure the second coat of paint adheres seamlessly.
  • Second Coating—The boards are covered with paint once more to ensure the surface is thoroughly and evenly colored.
  • Baking—The panels are heated a final time to give them the baked-on finish that resists fading and offers long-lasting performance.

Long-Lasting Warranty

Finally, James Hardie guarantees its siding boards with ColorPlus® Technology will last, and the company offers a great warranty to back up the claim.

The ColorPlus Technology warranty is a 15-year limited warranty that covers paint and labor and protects against peeling, cracking, or chipping from normal wear and tear. You can be confident your color will last, and in the unlikely event your fiber cement boards begin to fade, you won’t have to touch a finger (or spend a dime) to fix them.

Discover the Many Benefits of Installing Fade-Resistant James Hardie Siding

There’s no doubt fiber cement siding with ColorPlus Technology is the superior choice for fade resistance when compared to vinyl, wood, and other siding materials.

American Way Exteriors believes in installing products that last, like fiber cement siding. We’re the only James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor in Dayton, so you can be confident your siding will be installed in the right way to protect your warranties.

Want to learn more about the benefits of James Hardie siding beyond the incredible fade-resistant qualities? Discover all the ways this industry-leading fiber cement siding product can improve your home’s durability, beauty, and long-lasting appeal!

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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