Replacing the siding on your home is one of the quickest ways to give your home an instant makeover. But the siding on your home is responsible for more than just good curb appeal. Siding protects your home from the elements and pests. New siding can even improve the energy efficiency of your home. A siding replacement is a home improvement project that offers a great return on investment when it’s time to sell.

Four Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Siding

Choosing the best time to replace your siding can be challenging. A timely siding replacement can save you money and stress, which is why we recommend replacing your siding when:

  • There are cracks and dents in your siding. 
  • Your siding is becoming faded or discolored.
  • Your siding requires too much maintenance.
  • You want to improve the resale value of your home. 

If your home’s siding is old and damaged, you should replace it. Even a few small cracks can allow water to penetrate and damage your home’s structure. New siding will improve your home’s energy efficiency and protect your home’s exterior from the elements. The average return on investment is around 68%, making a siding replacement a wise home improvement project.

What’s the Best Siding Option?

When it’s time to replace your siding, there are numerous options, including vinyl, wood, and fiber cement siding. Fiber cement siding offers homeowners a natural-looking, durable, and low-maintenance option. At Banner Construction, we recommend James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding to our clients.

What Is Fiber Cement?

Fiber cement combines Portland cement (a combination of limestone, clay, and iron), sand, water, and cellulose fibers (wood pulp). The resulting composite is then finished with a texture and shaped into sheets.  

Benefits of James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

James Hardie Siding offers numerous benefits to homeowners. Here are a few reasons to choose James Hardie products when it’s time to replace your siding.

1. Insect and Pest Proof

Unlike wood siding products that attract woodpeckers, termites, carpenter ants, and other pests, fiber cement materials are not susceptible to pest or animal infestations. 

2. Moisture and Rot Resistance

Water can damage your home as nothing else can. Excessive moisture can cause your siding to swell and crack, lose paint and lead to mold if not properly managed. This is where James Hardie stands out from its competitors. James Hardie products are specifically engineered to withstand damage from moisture and rot, whether from rain, sleet, or snow.  

3. Fire Resistance

Fiber cement siding, unlike most vinyl or wood materials, is non-flammable. Fiber cement siding won’t ignite when exposed to a direct flame, nor will it fuel a fire, ensuring exceptional protection for everyone and everything within your home. Because James Hardie’s products are non-combustible, many insurance companies offer a discount. 

4. Weather Resistance

Severe weather conditions will test the strength of your home. Hail, thunderstorms, and blizzards often hit hard and fast. Extreme heat can warp vinyl siding products. James Hardie invented climate-specific HardieZone® Technology, which offers outstanding performance and durability. James Hardie is the only company that manufactures siding and trim products for specific climates, ensuring you get the best performance for your region. The HZ5® product line is perfect for Missouri, where we experience a wide range of weather conditions. 

5. Eco-Friendly

Fiber cement is made from sustainable materials like cement and wood fibers made from recycled wood. This makes it far more environmentally friendly than other options like vinyl. James Hardie was named the “Greenest Siding Brand” in the Green Builder® Media annual Readers’ Choice survey for 2020. They source 90 percent of their materials from regional suppliers and use waste minimization and solid waste recycling technologies to support “zero waste to landfill” initiatives. 

6. Aesthetic Appeal

Fiber cement siding can mimic any other material in touch and appearance while boasting nearly unlimited color options when field painted. James Hardie siding comes in several styles with plenty of design options and colors to consider. No matter what design you have in mind, there is a James Hardie siding option to meet your needs. James Hardie’s exclusive ColorPlus® Technology is specially engineered to resist fading. Because the paint is baked on, the siding will bend and flex without cracking, chipping, or peeling. It requires only occasional cleaning to keep looking its best for years.

7. Outstanding Warranty

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 comes with an outstanding 15-year limited warranty that covers paint and labor, protecting against peeling, cracking, and chipping. 

Call A Local James Hardie Siding Expert

Choosing James Hardie siding is the first step. Hiring the right contractor to install it is equally important. 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. 

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 Guildmaster 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.