Your home is your safe haven, the one place in the world that you can feel secure and happy, away from the outside world. It is also serves as a first impression that people get about you; your home tells a lot about who and what you are. Being one of the biggest investments you will ever make, you want to make sure that you take care of your home and only give it the best. The exterior of your home not only serves to protect you and your family from the elements, but it also plays a part in energy efficiency, your home’s resale value as well as its curb appeal. If you are considering replacing the existing siding, whether it is vinyl, masonite, wood or stucco, you might be considering fiber cement siding such as Hardiplank or Hardie Board.
What exactly are your choices when it’s time to residing your home? There are typically 4 solutions: do nothing, repair and repaint, use an inexpensive product or use a low maintenance, long lasting siding product like Hardiplank installed by a trusted remodeling siding contractor. There are some siding contractors that will take the easy way out and recommend that you cut corners and use cheap replacements such as plastic to cover up your siding problems. If you choose to do this there is the potential that you are covering up larger problems such as pest damage, rot or mold.
The major problems with vinyl siding is that it is thin, unnatural and has overlapping seams. Vinyl siding has the potential to melt in extreme heat as well as become brittle in cold temperatures, which makes it vulnerable for impact damage. When it comes to the beauty of your siding, vinyl siding cannot be painted, which makes repairs almost impossible because the colors would not match up.
Hardiplank siding offers the rich, traditional characteristics of wood but doesn’t have the costly maintenance that wood has. Hardiplank is noncombustible and is approved for fire-rated construction. It also is resistant to rotting, warping, cracking and damages from hail or high winds up to 150 mph. Aesthetically pleasing with performance benefits like no other siding, Hardieplank is specifically engineered for the region it will be installed in. Ranking #1 in America for siding, James Hardie’s siding products cover over 4 million homes in North America. Backed by more than 100 years of research and development, Hardieplank comes with one of the best warranties in the industry.
Upgrading your siding to Hardieplank is one of the most cost-effective investment choices you can make for your home. Hardieplank siding stands high above the rest and will give you the best return on your investment. For the very best results with your Hardieplank siding, make sure to use a professional remodeling contractor.