James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding is engineered to stand up to the elements, and stand out in your neighborhood.
Jame Hardie Siding
James Hardie Siding has been in business since 1888. James Hardie Building Products invented fiber cement over 30 years ago and remains nearly 5 generations ahead of generic fiber cement competitors. James Hardie is America's most popular brand of siding. They invest nearly $20 million back into research and development o that their products are always as good as they possibly can be. the company employs of 5000 people worldwide. Hardie Plank lap siding has been backed by the Good Housekeeping seal from the good house keeping research institute which is a symbol of reliability that consumers trust when making big home decisions. The seal of approval is only gives after rigorous evaluation of fading, weather, water, fire resistance, UV rays, snow storms and more. Hardie breaks their products up into zones that correspond with the climate of the point of sale to ensure that you get the right products for your region. They are truly engineered to withstand your specific climate.
Watch this video about the Good Housekeeping standards.
Why James Hardie
James Hardie stands out from it's competitors by having engineered fiver cement siding designed to withstand the number one home damaging element- water. Wood-based siding has a tendency to expand, buckle or crack when repeatedly exposed to precipitation. james Hardie plank can withstand damage from moisture and rot and hold up to rain, sleet, and snow. James Hardie saves you time and money by lasting years longer than competitive siding products.
James Hardie has a longer lead time than
some other products due to it's precise
manufacturing process to maintain the
highest standards of product effectiveness.
James Hardie can also have a higher
upfront cost that pays itself off by saving
you time and money in the long run.
The ColorPlus Technology will let your siding look great without excessive maintenance. It's a baked on color option that is resistant to fading. Hardie Plank products are not painted at the factory. Multiple coats of color are baked onto the board, created a vibrant, consistent finish that performs better, lasts longer, and looks brighter. It's a proprietary finish that is applied inside a controlled setting to help eliminate debris and optimize adhesion to give you a lower maintenance solution. Between coats, the finish gets cures in a controlled environment for an even stronger bond that resists chipping, peeling and cracking. Then the UV resistant coatin gets applies to keep the siding looking good for as long as possible. The Prefinished options also allow for a quicker install from beginning to end. Painting is very weather dependent and a pre-finished product skips that whole setp. There' sno waiting for warm or dry weather to install. The ColorPlus technology also comes with a 15 year warranty that covers paint and labor protecting against peeling, cracking and chipping. They also narrow down the color options for you with the Statement collection ensuring you have a color that's in style and ROI friendly for resale. These colors are locally stocked and readily available. All you have to do is type in your zip code and see all the available colors in your region. check that out here! Here is an example of what tones and quantities of color selection are available in the Statement collection for one region.
James Hardie Fiber Cement Vs. Vinyl
Appearance of the James Hardie siding is a huge plus. James Hardie Fiber Cement has deeper grooves because it is up to 5 times thicker than vinyl. The result is more elegant especially on a historic home. Fiber Cement also wins in the functional category. Vinyl will melt away in a ire and even UV rays and reflections. James Hardie products are noncombustible. Vinyl might crack and warp from the elements where James Hardie products are more durable and resist warping, snagging and melting.
James Hardie Fiber Cement Vs. Wood or Engineered Wood.
Fiber Cement resists moisture and fire better than wood. Obviously. It also provides more protection from freezing conditions as well as too hot or too humid. Wood will split, rack and deteriorate over time, while fiber cement resists weather damage and keeps it's shape for a much longer time. Which means less maintenance to worry about year after year. It also stands above engineered wood for performance against moisture, freezing, humidity, and pests. It wont expand and contract like woof or engineered wood does so there won't be gaps int he paneling. It also can achieve a wood like appearance, so if you are really drawn to the wood, no need to worry, you can get fiber cement which lasts longer and has nearly the same price point.
Hardie Plank Lap Siding comes in both smooth and Cedarmill. Cedarmill offers a texture that mimics wood. Smooth is a sleek modern finish that you can't go wrong with. Hardie plank lap sising is a recognized leader as their best selling product and is the most popular siding option in North America. It's strong, sleek, timeless, protective, and beautiful while offering a traditional look.
Types of James Hardie Siding We Offer
Hardie Shake Siding is most often associated with cape cod style homes. shingle siding is referred to as shake siding. it can add instant character to any style home, anywhere. For the distinct look of cedar shake with less maintenance, you get hardie shakes. The only style offered in the statement collection is the straight edge panel. A clean lined shingle can soften contemporary looking designs or add refinement to rustic styles.
Hardie Vertical Siding is often used as an accent with horizontal siding to add a visual punch. However entire homes and sheds also can look stellar with a fully vertical siding job. Rhis also comes in select cedarmill or smooth finish.
Hardie Trim and Soffit is also available so that you don't have to worry about color matching from brand to brand. Hardie Trim boards can be found in rustic or smooth finishes. They come in two different thicknesses, 4/4 which is .74 inches, and which is one inch thick. They also have rustic grain batten and smooth batten. However batten boards only come in the .75 inch thickness. The soffit panels are key construction elements. They cover the underside of your roof eaves and exterior porch ceilings. Hardie Plank offers them in both smooth and vented options to meet aesthetic and code requirements. However the only soffit that is available in the standard prefinished collection is the non vented cedarmill.
(Hardie has a separate dream collection with more color variety but the lead times are longer so we at Z Double B do not typically offer that product line.)
Hardie Artisan Siding is the luxury option at James Hardie. it offers gorgeous deep shadow lines and extra thick boards. the 5/8 thickness provides a precise fit and finish as well as the freedom to miter corners for attractive, streamlined styling. You also have the option to use the complementing Artisan siding to create a seamless elegant look. The available siding options in the Artisan line include, V-groove, shiplap, lap, square channel, bevel channel, beaded lap, and also trim. To see all the amazing specs for this higher price point luxury option that will really have your home standing out, please visit their page here.
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