Top 10 Benefits of Choosing James Hardie Siding for Your Home

Looking for durability, sophisticated elegance, and the perfect color palette to bring out the best in your home’s architecture? Look no further than James Hardie siding and trim products. Engineered to endure, this favorite siding material of American homeowners boasts decades of high performance.

Let’s dive in and explore some of the reasons Hardie siding covers over 8 million homes throughout America today, making it a smart investment. 

The Unmatched Advantages of Hardie Siding and Trim Products

1. Exceptional Durability

Because of its strong makeup, Hardie siding stands up to severe weather, extreme temperatures, high winds, hail, and more. When Hardie siding is installed by a James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor (like us!) and maintained well, it is known to last up to 50 years. Its proprietary blend of cement, sand, and cellulose ensures your home is well protected for decades. 

2. Unmatched Style

An inviting home exterior begins with stunning style, and Hardie siding delivers. Choose from a variety of options to create the ultimate look for your home’s architecture. Hardie’s textured panels are so thick (3/8” thick) they can mimic the look of wood’s authentic appearance, while their smooth boards create a crisp, clean, modern aesthetic. 

Their board-and-batten siding delivers rustic chic farmhouse design with contemporary vertical panels (boards) and Hardie trim (battens). While simply vertical panels (Hardie® Panel) offer contemporary design, timeless horizontal lap siding (Hardie® Plank) works beautifully on a wide range of home styles. Accent your gables with Hardie® Shingle, and get the perfect finishing touch with Hardie® Trim and Hardie® Soffits. 

3. Increased Resale Value

Based on Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report, fiber cement siding offers one of the highest returns on investment (ROI) of any major exterior remodeling project, verifying it is a sound investment for your property. It increases your house’s appraisal value, so you recoup a high percentage of its price when you sell your home. 

4. Refreshingly Low Maintenance

Wood siding tends to absorb moisture, causing it to require repairs unless homeowners invest time and money in tedious maintenance to keep it well sealed. But Hardie siding is so well engineered, it simply needs to be washed a couple of times a year to keep it looking fantastic. 

Grab your garden hose, a soft nylon brush, and some mild soap, and wash dirt off your home’s protective layer. Replace caulking as needed around windows and doors, and you are all set! That’s the beauty of investing in siding that is built to last. Its upkeep is a cinch! 

5. Reliable Moisture Resistance

Hardie™ Weather Barrier and the Hardie® Zone system work together to keep your most significant investment well-fortified against water intrusion. Hardie siding stands up to extreme temperatures and the change of seasons with ease. Engineered for Climate®, Hardie siding was made to stand up to the long-term impact of your specific region’s weather on home siding. Hardie’s HZ10® product defies blistering sun, high winds, and sheets of rain. It is formulated to resist cracking, splitting, rotting, and swelling year after year—making it the perfect solution for our region’s weather. 

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6. Non-Combustible Makeup

Many siding materials tend to warp when exposed to heat, and wood fuels a fire, but Hardie siding is non-combustible. It won’t ignite or add fuel to a fire. In fact, many insurance companies offer discounts to homeowners who invest in Hardie siding, knowing it will aid in protecting homes and those inside it against damaging fire spread. 

7. Outstanding Pest Resistance 

Avoid the costly hassle of woodpecker damage, termite infestation, and carpenter ant infestation by investing in durable Hardie siding. It is designed to resist pests like woodpeckers and termites, so they won’t try to make your home theirs. Durable Hardie siding isn’t edible to pests, and its makeup isn’t conducive to a woodpecker’s desire to drill holes and store food. 

8. Generous 30-Year Warranty 

Hardie’s amazing 30-year non-prorated, transferable warranty is a clear sign that the company stands behind their enduring siding material. 

9. Lasting Color

Hardie siding and trim products come either pre-primed and ready to be painted after installation, or with factory baked-on color. This vibrant, durable color comes with a 15-year warranty, giving homeowners confidence in its performance. It resists the damaging effects of UV rays, and won’t peel or crack, ensuring your exterior’s colors look vibrant for years to come. ColorPlus® Technology delivers designer-picked colors from two distinct collections so you can get the perfect aesthetic for your exterior. Choose from:

  • The Statement Collection™ – Featuring your area’s most popular ColorPlus colors, these hues are locally stocked and readily available. 
  • The Dream Collection™ – With over 700 ColorPlus colors to choose from, you have endless design possibilities when selecting from this customizable option. 

10. Commendable Third-Party Testing

Hardie siding, the recognized industry leader in fiber cement, received the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval after being rigorously tested by the Good Housekeeping Institute.

Transform Your Tennessee Home with Stunning Hardie Siding and Trim

Tired of the high maintenance your home requires? Ready to enjoy greater style and boost your curb appeal? At Bluff City Exteriors, we understand how frustrating it can feel to live in an outdated home. It’s time to unlock the full potential of your property with gorgeous fiber cement siding!

At Bluff City Exteriors, we are a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, so we install your siding with the high standards James Hardie established to ensure you get the long-lasting high performance their siding was designed to deliver. Learn more about Hardie siding and see what’s possible for your home!