James Hardie Siding
James Hardie is by far, the most well-known manufacturer of fiber cement siding. They invented fiber cement technology in the 1980s and have been continuously raising the bar in the industry ever since. Fiber cement has the look and feel of wood, but the strength and durability to stand up against the elements over decades. James Hardie siding comes in a wide variety of styles such as lap plank, shingle, vertical panel and panel and channel. They also have trim boards and soffit panels. This allows homeowners to fashion the exact look they want to achieve for their homes. It is easy to see why James Hardie remains the leader in fiber cement siding.
HRTI recommends James Hardie to its customers for many reasons. James Hardie siding provides superior resistance to UV rays and hail. It also does not expand, buckle or crack when exposed to repeated precipitation and drying. All of these are important factors in the sometimes harsh, Colorado weather. Their siding stands up against pests. It is insusceptible to birds and insects and is moisture and rot resistant. Fiber cement is also non-combustible. It will NOT ignite. Be sure to talk to your insurance agent about the fire protection and hail resistant aspects of this siding potentially lowering the cost of your homeowners’ policy.
Many beautiful looks and aesthetics can be achieved with an almost impermeable barrier to the elements with Hardie’s multiple options of styles and colors. James Hardie’s Colorplus® Technology provides greater resistance to fading, chipping and cracking which means less maintenance for you. The siding is offered in a robust array of standard colors based on your geographic region. Should you need more options, there are over 700 shades in their Colorplus® Technology palette. It comes primed and ready for painting in the field. James Hardie offers a 15-year warranty on color, 15-year trim warranty, and 30 year siding warranty.