When it’s time to replace your siding, there are a lot of factors to consider. Your siding protects your home and family from the elements. With rising energy costs, choosing an energy-efficient siding option is a top priority for many homeowners. The right siding can improve both curb appeal and your home’s value. With many siding options, selecting the right one can be challenging. Banner Construction believes that James Hardie siding is worth the investment. If you are wondering why to choose James Hardie siding, here are six important factors to consider.

James Hardie Siding is Worth the Investment

1. Industry Leader

James Hardie is the world’s leading manufacturer of fiber cement siding. Their siding has been installed on more than 10 million homes in North America. They have even earned the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Fiber cement siding is a composite material that consists of sand, water, and cellulose wood fibers. James Hardie siding is durable and low-maintenance, renowned for its remarkable strength and beauty. 

2. Engineered for Your Climate

James Hardie invented climate-specific HardieZone® Technology, which offers outstanding performance and durability. James Hardie is the only company that manufactures siding and trim for specific climates, ensuring you get the best performance for your region. The HZ5® product line is perfect for Missouri, where we experience a little bit of everything regarding weather. These materials work in wet, freezing conditions or under the heat and humidity of summer. 

3. Durability

Fiber cement is stronger and more durable than other materials. James Hardie siding is the best choice if you want reliable products that last a long time, withstand weather extremes, and require little maintenance. Hail, wind, extreme temperatures, and fire can damage or destroy vinyl siding. James Hardie siding lasts, on average, between 30-50 years with minimal upkeep. 

4. Numerous Style and Color Options 

Fiber cement siding from James Hardie provides a look similar to wood siding and comes in various colors, styles, and finishes. 

Hardie® Plank Lap is Hardie’s best-selling product and North America’s most popular brand of siding. Sometimes called clapboard, lap, or plank, it provides a traditional and timeless look. It comes in finishes that mimic a natural cedar look or a sleek, modern finish. 

Hardie® Shingle is often associated with Cape Cod or Victorian-style homes, but shingles or shake siding can add character to any home. The Staggered Edge Panel looks great on cottages, ranch homes, and everything in between. The Straight Edge Panel can soften a contemporary home or add a touch of refinement to a rustic home. 

Hardie® Panel Vertical Siding is easily identifiable by its wide panels installed vertically to provide a minimalist look. Vertical siding is a characteristic feature of both farmhouse and contemporary-style homes. You can combine panel siding with Hardie Trim boards for a board-and-batten look. 

Hardie® Trim Boards are the final touch that completes your home’s design. Trim is a great way to introduce colors, whether contrasting your primary house color or using a darker or lighter shade. Trim Boards come in a range of styles to complement any architectural style.

You’ll find that James Hardie’s siding products complement all types of homes. No matter your home’s style, plenty of colors and textures are available to fit your home’s architecture.

5. Low-Maintenance

Fiber cement siding requires very little maintenance to keep it looking and performing great. A garden hose and soft brush are usually sufficient to remove dust or debris. Among James Hardie’s innovations is the ColorPlus® Technology, a finish applied exclusively to James Hardie siding products. Before the product is packaged and shipped, it will have received at least two coats of paint and two trips through the curing oven in a factory-controlled environment. The color is baked into the board to ensure a flawless finish resistant to fading, chipping, and cracking, meaning less maintenance for homeowners.

6. 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 comes with an outstanding 15-year limited warranty that covers paint and labor, protecting against peeling, cracking, and chipping. These exceptional warranties give homeowners peace of mind.

Contact 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. 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.

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. Contact us online or call 314-356-9861 to schedule a free consultation.