Exterior Siding – Hardieplank Vs Vinyl Siding

Are you considering an exterior remodeling project? Specifically, are you debating on whether or not to replace your current vinyl, masonite, wood or stucco siding with fiber cement siding, like Hardieplank? It’s been said your home is your first impression; a reflection of who you are. Your home is a place of protection from the outside world and typically the biggest investment a person will ever make. The exterior of your home not only plays an important role in protecting, but also resale value, energy efficiency and overall curb appeal.

If you have a siding problem, what are your options? You can do nothing, repair and repaint, select an inexpensive product or select a low maintenance, long lasting siding product like Hardieplank installed by a trusted remodeling contractor. Some contractors recommend low-end, cheap replacements like plastic to cover up siding problems. Covering up your existing siding with vinyl siding can hide potentially larger problems like rot, mold and pest damage. Vinyl siding is thin, unnatural and has overlapping seems. Vinyl siding color cannot be changed and is susceptible to fading, making it virtually impossible to match when repairs are needed. Vinyl siding can melt or burn when exposed to significant heat or flame and it can become brittle when cold; making it vulnerable to impact damage. The best, low maintenance exterior siding solution is fiber cement siding, Hardieplank, installed by a professional remodeling contractor.

Specifically, Hardieplank siding delivers the rich, traditional characteristics of wood, without the costly maintenance. Hardieplank is noncombustible, approved for fire-rated construction. Hardieplank siding delivers aesthetic and performance benefits and is engineered specifically for the region it’s being installed in. Hardieplank resists rotting, warping, cracking, hail and high winds up to 150mph. Hardieplank is America’s #1 brand of siding – selling more siding than any other manufacturer in America. James Hardie siding products is on over 4 million homes in North America, is backed by more than 100 years of research and development and has the best warranty in the industry. More importantly, however, is the fact that residing your home with fiber cement siding, like Hardieplank, from James Hardie provides the #1 return on your remodeling investment. So when deciding on exterior siding options, it’s clear that Hardieplank siding stands above the rest. Upgrading to Hardieplank siding is an investment you can count on – accept no imitations! For the very best in Hardieplank siding installation, make sure to consult a professional remodeling contractor.