Like many St. Louis area homeowners who want to update their home’s exterior, you may be considering siding replacement. There are many siding materials, but our first recommendation is fiber cement siding from James Hardie. We believe the benefits of James Hardie siding are far superior to other choices on the market.
What is Hardie Siding?
James Hardie siding is a mix of Portland cement, cellulose fibers, sand, and water. These ingredients are mixed, rolled into sheets, embossed with different textures, and then allowed to cure. The result is an exceptionally durable product that won’t rot or burn and holds paint color exceptionally well. James Hardie’s groundbreaking climate-specific HardieZone® Technology offers siding and trim products for specific climates, ensuring you get the best performance for your region.
Benefits of James Hardie Siding
Fiber cement siding is extremely durable and long-lasting. It stands up well to harsh weather conditions like wind, hail, snow, and rain. Fiber cement is resistant to mold, mildew, rot, fire, and termites. Its fire-resistant and non-combustible properties can even help lower your insurance costs.
2. Return On Investment
The exterior of your home 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.
3. Curb Appeal
James Hardie siding comes in a variety of styles, colors, and textures. Fiber cement siding can mimic any other material in touch and appearance while boasting nearly unlimited color options when field painted. You’ll find that James Hardie’s siding and trim products look great on all types of homes. Whether you have a Colonial, Craftsman, Ranch, or some other style, plenty of textures and colors are available to fit your home’s architecture and style.
4. Easy Maintenance
Fiber cement siding needs little maintenance. Most homeowners use a garden hose to remove dust and dirt each spring and fall. This regular cleaning helps prevent mold and mildew from developing and keeps the color looking vibrant longer.
5. Pest Resistance
Wood siding attracts pests, including carpenter ants, termites, woodpeckers, and squirrels, that can threaten your home’s structure. Fiber cement siding offers little appeal to these pests. James Hardie siding is engineered to resist the time-consuming problems insects and other pests can create for homeowners.
Among James Hardie’s innovations is ColorPlus® Technology, a type of finish applied exclusively to James Hardie siding products inside a controlled factory environment. When the product is ready to be packaged, it will have received at least two coats of paint and two trips through the curing oven to ensure the color is fully baked into the board. The result is a flawless finish that resists fading, chipping, and cracking, meaning less maintenance for homeowners.
7. Outstanding Warranty
James Hardie offers a 30-year limited, non-prorated warranty on its siding products, and they are guaranteed to resist damage caused by hail or termites. James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology carries its own 15-year pro-rated warranty. This warranty ensures that the finish will not peel, crack, or chip.
The Benefits Are Numerous
Siding is the outer layer of your home, protecting it from the elements and pests. When it’s time to replace your home’s siding, it’s important 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. Low maintenance, durability, 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 Your Local James Hardie Siding Expert
Banner Construction is 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 your siding will last for many years to come, and the warranty will be in effect in case you ever need to use it.
We’ve been in business since 1993, beautifying homes throughout St. Louis and St. Charles Counties. We provide exterior restoration and replacement services, including James Hardie fiber cement siding, premium window replacements, and low-maintenance PVC decks. 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. 94% of our clients say they are likely to recommend us. Contact us online or call 314-356-9861 to schedule a free consultation.