James Hardie fiber cement siding is designed for durability. This innovative product combines wood fibers, Portland cement, sand, and water to form a durable material that looks like wood but lasts much longer. Fiber cement siding is denser than other materials and does not burn, melt, or warp. Since it is mainly cement, Hardie siding does not expand or contract like vinyl or wood-based sidings. 

3 Ways Hardie Siding Protects Your Home

1. Outstanding Weather Protection 

James Hardie manufactures their siding products for specific climates, providing the best performance for your region. James Hardie’s climate-specific HardieZone® Technology offers outstanding performance and durability. The HZ5® product line is perfect for St. Louis homeowners, where we experience a little of everything regarding weather. These materials perform well in summer’s heat and humidity and winter’s freezing conditions. 

2. Pest Resistance 

Every year, homeowners face costly repairs after birds, insects, termites, and other pests have damaged their homes. Wood siding attracts termites, carpenter ants, woodpeckers, and squirrels. With James Hardie siding, homeowners can enjoy the advantages of having an attractive siding product that doesn’t appeal to insects, woodpeckers, termites, or other pests. 

3. Fire Resistance 

Fiber cement is non-combustible even when exposed to extreme heat or direct flames. Wood siding, even when treated, will catch fire quickly. Vinyl siding will melt and become distorted, while fire will discolor aluminum siding. Fiber cement’s non-combustible properties make it a favorite choice for insurance companies, who often discount homeowners protected by fiber cement siding.

More Reasons to Choose Hardie Siding

Lasting Beauty 

James Hardie siding is designed to maintain its beauty for many years, resisting fading and discoloration. Its unique construction also allows it to be painted in any color, allowing you to customize the look of your home without sacrificing durability. Their ColorPlus® Technology is applied exclusively to James Hardie siding products inside a controlled factory environment. The result is a flawless finish resistant to fading, chipping, and cracking, meaning significantly less maintenance for homeowners. 

Low Maintenance 

James Hardie siding is mold and mildew-resistant, requiring only occasional cleaning to keep it looking its best. It also resists damage from insects and pests, making it a smart choice for homeowners wanting attractive and durable siding that won’t require a lot of upkeep. 

Environmentally Friendly Materials 

James Hardie siding is made from environmentally friendly materials, such as recycled wood fibers and cement, making it a wise choice for eco-conscious homeowners. In fact, James Hardie Building Products Inc. earned the “Greenest Siding Brand” in the Green Builder® Media Annual Readers’ Choice Survey for 2020.


Hail, flying debris, and high winds can easily damage vinyl siding products. Fiber cement siding can withstand forces other siding materials like vinyl, wood, and aluminum can’t handle. James Hardie siding is thicker than other products, supplying even more protection and durability.

Return on Investment

Your home’s exterior is the first thing people notice. When you install James Hardie fiber cement siding, you can expect a significant return on your investment. According to Remodeling Magazine, installing an upscale product like James Hardie siding can fetch a 68% return on investment. 

Outstanding Product Warranties 

James Hardie offers a 30-year, non-prorated warranty on their siding products. Their trim products come with a 15-year, non-prorated warranty. The ColorPlus® Technology finish has an outstanding 15-year limited warranty covering paint and labor, protecting against peeling, cracking, and chipping. These exceptional warranties are the best in the industry and give homeowners added peace of mind. 

Hardie Siding Offers Numerous Benefits 

When it’s time to replace your home’s siding, it’s essential to consider the numerous benefits of James Hardie siding. Although fiber cement siding may cost a little more initially, homeowners often find the long-term benefits outweigh the additional upfront cost. Durability, curb appeal, low maintenance, and an outstanding warranty are just a few reasons 8 million homeowners across the United States have chosen James Hardie siding for their homes. 

Contact a St. Louis Siding Expert

Banner Construction has been installing James Hardie Fiber Cement siding products in St. Louis since 1993. We are proud to be a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor. This distinction is awarded to contractors with specialized training and a proven track record of high-quality workmanship. Hiring us to install your fiber cement siding will ensure that it will last many years, and the warranty will be in effect if you ever need to use it.

Banner Construction is proud of our outstanding reputation for customer service and excellent workmanship. We have received the Guidemaster Award for Excellence several years in a row. This award is for reliable service and on-time and on-budget performance. Contact us online or call 314-356-9861 to schedule a free consultation.