While you may be hearing about this product for the first time, fiber cement or cementitious siding has been around since the late 1980’s. Designed to look like wood but have the longevity and benefits of vinyl siding, fiber cement siding it is manufactured to never rot, burn or serve as food for certain wood eating insects.
In fact, for the 7th consecutive year Remodeling Magazine has ranks upscale fiber cement exterior home siding as the #1 improvement project when it comes to delivering the highest return at resale. Do you need more benefits of James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding? Here Goes!
Reason # 1
Design Versatility – With a variety of different textures and profiles James Hardie fiber cement includes color accuracy, color matching, consistency of the paint application, fade resistance and finish longevity.
Reason # 2
Great Warranty – James Hardie Fiber Cement siding comes with a 30 year limited transferable warranty and all ColorPlus Technology finishes are warranted for 15 years.
Reason # 3
Environmentally Friendly – In addition to the Jamies Hardie using only raw materials found within 500 miles of its manufacturing facilities, the product itself is made with low toxicity of raw materials including wood pulp, cement, sand and water (recycled up to 4 times).
Reason # 5
Exceptional Durability – James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding is designed to last against cracking, rotting, hail damage, and is resistant to wood boring insects. In severe weather climates like the hot summers and cold winters that we see in the northeast Unite States, there is no siding more durable.
Reason # 6
Fire Safety – James Hardie manufacturers durable, non-combustible fiber cement siding that does not catch on fire and will not ignite, and thus carries a Class A flame spread rating. It resists flame spread and is recognized for installation where non-combustible construction is required.
Reason # 7
Cost – According to R.S. Means data the total installed cost, which includes materials, installation, and paint/stain for fiber cement on a new home is roughly 75% less than natural stone, 35% less than cedar, and 25% less than wood.
Reason # 8
Paint – Fiber cement siding is often primed during the manufacturing process and then painted during installation to protect against moisture penetration. Fiber cement is made to hold paint well with certain products warranted to hold paint up to 25 years.
Historical Homes – Fiber cement products can be used in historic preservation areas where most other cladding materials are forbidden.
Moisture Resistance – The combination of James Hardie fiber cement siding with the HardieWrap weather barrier offers a premium, non-woven water-resistive barrier that is manufactured thicker for exceptional tear resistance while providing a balance of water holdout and breathability.
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