If you’re wondering whether it’s a good time to upgrade your home exterior to James Hardie siding, the answer is yes! It not only protects your home and improves its overall visual appeal, but Hardie siding also improves your home value.
Hardie siding is an innovative type of fibre cement siding that has been used professionally in commercial construction for decades, and it’s now available for private homeowners. This product is an excellent choice if you’re remodelling your home’s exterior; it has exceptional durability and comes in just about any color.
This unique siding is designed to last over 100 years and is compatible with both traditional and modern design styles – making it a perfect choice for homeowners looking to add value to their homes or get a good return on their renovation investments (or ROI).
It’s true that the price point for Hardie siding is higher than traditional siding materials. However, if you can afford it, we highly recommend adding this siding to your home. Hardie siding is much more durable than vinyl, so it will last longer and protect your home more effectively. Also, with a higher ROI rate, upgrading to this siding is a sound financial decision – it is also consistently ranked one of the top projects in Remodeler Magazine’s Cost vs. Value report!
There are lots of reasons that we love installing Hardie siding on our customer’s homes. Here are just a few of the things we like about it!
James Hardie siding is extremely durable. The fibre cement siding can withstand extreme weather conditions including rain, sleet, snow and sun without cracking or rotting. It won’t swell when wet or shrink when dry the way wood does. This means that you won’t have to worry about repairing your siding any time soon.
Hardie fibre cement siding can withstand wind speeds up to 130 mph without any damage or cracks. It also resists swelling from moisture due to its low porosity rate. This makes it an ideal choice for homes in areas with extreme weather events.
Resists Fire and Impact Damage
Because Hardie siding is a composite material made from cement, cellulose and sand, it’s resistant to fire, impact damage and water infiltration.
Hardie siding has a Class A fire rating; it will not burn or melt when exposed to high temperatures caused by nearby fires. Unlike some other siding materials, Hardie siding is non-combustible. It’s safe for use in any home, and it is a great choice for families.
The material is also significantly thicker than other types of siding, helping make it resistant to impact damage including from hail or wind-swept debris.
Improves Home Value
James Hardie fibre cement siding is a great investment for homeowners because it improves the value of your home. It adds curb appeal and can reduce energy costs.
You can expect a 20% increase in your home’s value when you install this type of material compared to other types of siding materials like vinyl or aluminum. In fact, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Hardie siding increases the value of your home by $8 per square foot on average.
Because of its durability, Hardie siding can save money in the long run because it requires fewer repairs and will not need to be replaced. Its ability to resist extreme weather and insulate the home also helps reduce homeowners’ utility bills and ecological impact.
We understand that choosing James Hardie fibre cement siding is an investment, but it’s a smart one. Any time is a great time to upgrade your home siding with Hardie, so call us at Exterior Renovations today!