Here at Siding Express, we believe in offering our customers the very best products for their home renovations. That’s why, when a homeowner talks to us about replacing their siding with a fiber cement option, we don’t hesitate to recommend James Hardie siding.
If you’re looking to give your home an exterior upgrade that will boost your curb appeal, protect your family from the elements, and look great for decades, opting for James Hardie siding installed by our Siding Express team is the way to do it. Learn more about why we love James Hardie and if it’s the right choice for your home by reading through this detailed guide.
What Is James Hardie Siding?
James Hardie is the leading manufacturer of fiber cement siding in North America. In fact, the company’s products grace the sides of more than 8 million homes, making them one of the most popular siding choices throughout this part of the world. The company’s efficient manufacturing process results in a fiber cement siding product with unmatched durability for a price that won’t break the bank.
How Is Fiber Cement Siding Made?
Part of what makes James Hardie special is the materials the company uses to manufacture its products. Their fiber cement siding is made from a blend of the following raw materials:
- Cellulose fibers
- Portland cement
The mixture of these ingredients results in a siding material specifically made to withstand the wind, rain, ice, and snow that we get here in Missouri.
Exploring the Benefits of James Hardie Siding
Over the years, we’ve installed James Hardie siding for hundreds of homeowners like you. Why is it such a popular material with our customers? The simple answer is that James Hardie products offer unmatched benefits, especially when compared to other siding options.
Here are a few of the reasons to consider James Hardie siding for your own exterior remodeling project.
It’s a Low-Maintenance Material
Do you want to spend your free time taking care of your siding? For most of the people we work with, the answer to that question is a resounding “no.” Well, James Hardie siding is virtually maintenance-free, so you won’t have to give up your precious weekend time caring for it.
Unlike other siding materials, which require frequent staining or repainting, James Hardie siding just needs a gentle washing with soap and water a few times per year to keep it looking great.
It’s Built to Last
When you install new siding on your home, the last thing you want to have to worry about is seeing signs of damage. Unfortunately, other siding materials are susceptible to damage from weather, insects, moisture, and more. James Hardie siding, on the other hand, is all about durability.
The siding is specifically made to withstand weather extremes like high winds, rain, hail, UV damage, and more. Additionally, it’s not susceptible to insect or moisture damage like wood siding. And, unlike some types of vinyl siding, it won’t crack or warp over time. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, James Hardie siding is a non-combustible material and won’t contribute fuel in the event of a fire. Simply put, James Hardie is king when it comes to durability.
It’s Protected by a Comprehensive Warranty
When you’re investing in new siding, you shouldn’t have to worry about paying out of pocket for unexpected issues. At Siding Express, we want to give you peace of mind during every step of the remodeling process and beyond.
One of the many reasons we sell James Hardie products is because the company offers an unmatched warranty. It includes a 30-year non-prorated warranty on siding products and a 15-year non-prorated warranty on trim products, so you can have peace of mind that you’re making a good decision for your home.
It Comes in Countless Styles and Colors
One of the most exciting parts about replacing your siding is choosing a style and color palette that reflects your design aesthetic. When it comes to James Hardie siding, you’ll have no shortage of options available to you.
The company offers planks designed to look like wood siding, shingles, and more, in just about any color you can imagine. Want to see for yourself? Get some inspiration by browsing through our James Hardie siding project gallery.
It’s a Sustainable Choice
Many of our customers come to us concerned about choosing environmentally friendly materials for their homes. If you want to make a sustainable choice for your own home, James Hardie delivers. Their fiber cement siding is made from sustainable raw materials and has been naturally recognized as a sustainable building material over the years.
It Can Boost Your Home’s Value
Finally, investing in James Hardie is a smart financial decision. Here in the greater St. Louis area, a fiber cement siding replacement offers a 65% return on investment, on average. Whether you plan to sell your house in the next few years or you want to stay put for the foreseeable future, when you choose James Hardie siding, you can feel confident that you’re making a smart decision for your home.
Why Choose Siding Express for Your Siding Replacement?
Here at Siding Express, we’re always pushing ourselves to exceed our customers’ expectations. That’s why we’ve taken the steps to become a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor. This means that we’ve met the rigorous standards set by James Hardie to learn the ins and outs of their products and how to install them properly.
This gives you peace of mind that when you hire the Siding Express, you’re choosing a vetted and trusted James Hardie expert.
Start Your Siding Replacement Project
Now that you’ve learned more about James Hardie siding, we’d love to talk to you about your project ideas! When you’re ready to take the next step towards updating your home’s exterior, contact us to schedule a free consultation or receive a free quote.