As a company, we like to educate local consumers as to why we use the products we do, which also help consumers make value-based choices for the care and upkeep of their home. Here we are going to explain why we believe in James Hardie fiber cement siding and why their products like HardiePlank® and HardiePanel® are our siding of choice.
Why James Hardie Is The Best
James Hardie® products grace the sides of more than 5.5 million homes across America. This is because savvy homeowners recognize the beauty and durability of James Hardie products. James Hardie has been praised by style-centric consumer magazines, contractor-focused trade publications and media that promote environmentally friendly building. The universal vote of confidence in their products is something the consumer can feel confident about.
James Hardie siding comes in an array of colors and styles that bring a home’s true character to light. James Hardie’s hardworking products are engineered to stand up beautifully, whatever the elements thanks to their brand of fiber cement technology. James Hardie fiber cement siding helps resist the impact of hail and windblown debris and is designed to perform in extreme heat and cold.
In a hot environment like Austin and the central Texas area, HardiePlank® siding products are actually more durable than most traditional masonry products. HardiePlank® products are not only James Hardie’s best selling product, but the most popular brand of siding in America. All styles of HardiePlank® are Engineered for Climate® and come primed, or with baked-on ColorPlus® Technology.
HardiePlank® lap siding received the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, which enlists a team of scientists, engineers and researchers to test household products.
The beauty of HardiePanel® vertical siding is that it is unique without being too trendy. Crisp, clean lines make it the choice for strong, contemporary designs. The reason why HardiePanel® is the choice of many designer contractors is due to the quality, durability, brand awareness, cost effectiveness and architectural design of HardiePanel® products. Combining it with HardiePlank® lap siding is sure to add the most visual impact to the design of any home.
What is Fiber Cement Siding?
All of James Hardie’s products are made out of “fiber cement”. Fiber cement is a composite material made of sand, cement and cellulose fibers. Fiber cement siding requires very little maintenance once installed, and has excellent impact resistance. Fiber cement products are a non combustible material which are widely used in high fire prone areas. Since James Hardie products are all created with fiber cement technology, many insurance companies offer a discount. We recommend sharing fiber-cement siding’s fire-resistance qualities with your insurance carrier.