When you’re looking for new home siding, Hardie board may be the best option for Denver homes. Also known as cement board siding, Hardie board has been around for decades – in its original installation! If you’re looking for a long-lasting, attractive siding option, read on to explore the benefits of Hardie board siding installation.
Hardie Board Siding
What is Hardie Board?
Hardie board is a durable and flexible siding option that can be made to mimic most other types of siding, including cedar shingles, wood shake, and wood lap boards. Composed of a mixture of sand and cement, this material is naturally fire resistant, rot resistant, and insect resistant. This type of siding is tough enough to withstand all types of weather-related disasters, from hurricanes to hail storms.
There are two different lines of Hardie board, one specifically designed for climate zones 1-5 and the other engineered for climate zones 6-10. This allows you to choose siding that’s custom built to withstand your area’s temperatures and weather-related emergencies.
Benefits of Hardie Board
Hardie board usually comes with a 50-year limited transferable warranty, which makes it a great option whether you’re planning to keep your home for the foreseeable future or sell down the road. You’ll need reputable Denver siding companies to install this type of siding.
The individual finishes are not guaranteed for 50 years, so you will need to repaint and caulk the Hardie board over time. However, that’s the only maintenance you’ll likely need to do for this home siding! You’ll save money when you don’t have to keep reinvesting in home siding maintenance.
With durable Hardie board siding, you will improve the energy efficiency of your home. Better still, your home will look great not only once the Hardie board is installed but for decades to come. If you want to improve your home’s curb appeal and feel more pride in your home, without increasing home maintenance time or costs, you can’t go wrong with Hardie board.
Hardie Board vs. the Competition
People who end up choosing Hardie board for siding installation are often deciding between LP siding, vinyl siding, natural wood siding or Hardie board.
Compared with vinyl siding, Hardie board is more insulating and lasts up to twice as long. Likewise, Hardie board offers less maintenance and greater performance over time than natural wood siding.
LP siding is still made of wood, which makes it vulnerable to wood rot, woodpecker damage, insect damage, and fire damage. Since Hardie board is not made of wood, it is more durable over time, naturally fire-resistant, and naturally resistant to pest damage.
If you have more questions about installing Hardie board siding, please ask us. We’re happy to provide additional information about James Hardie siding prices, durability, or properties so that you can make your decision.