(Updated July 2022)
The siding on your home serves two very important functions. It needs to be durable enough to protect your home exterior from the elements and pests while providing an insulative envelope. It also plays a big part in the appearance of your home: The right kind of siding can improve the curb appeal of your home immensely.
While there are several types of siding available to you, none give you ALL of the benefits of Hardieplank lap siding. It’s been engineered for climates throughout the country and with baked-on Colorplus Technology, Hardie Board siding looks great with very little maintenance.
Although HardiePlank lap siding (also known as cement board siding) has been around for a very long time, it is still one of the best, state-of-the-art ways to give your home a look that will last a lifetime. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how amazing and resilient HardiePlank® lap siding actually is.
Below are a few of the many benefits HardiePlank® lap siding has on your home. Using the information below, discover for yourself why so many people have turned to this miracle siding material to improve the look and functionality of their homes.
Benefits of Hardieplank Lap Siding
Lasts a long time
Believe it or not, most HardiePlank® lap siding comes with a 50-year warranty. This warranty is not included just because it sounds good on paper: HardiePlank® lap siding is actually meant to last that long and more. If you’re looking for a durable material for an upcoming siding project, look no further.
This is because James Hardie fiber cement siding will never be damaged by the likes of rot, insects, and the elements of weather like traditional wood or vinyl siding. For as long as you own your home, it is a near guarantee that you will never have to replace your HardiePlank® lap siding again!
If you want your home to have that ‘real wood’ feeling without the cost of actual wood, then HardiePlank® lap siding delivers the best of both worlds! This type of siding looks absolutely stunning, and it can be used to emulate a variety of styles and materials. With smooth, wood grain, and even cedar shingles siding styles, there’s a Hardie plank siding option perfect for your home.
We mentioned a real wood feeling, but HardiePlank® lap siding can also be used to mimic essentially any color! No matter what type of look you are going for, HardiePlank® lap siding will deliver! And you won’t have to worry about cracking, peeling, or bubbling paint that is so common with wood siding.
Resistant to fire and storms
Are you worried that your HardiePlank® lap siding will be destroyed the next time a storm comes through? You should not be! One of the great advantages of having this type of siding installed in your home is that it is resistant to even the worst storms; in fact, it is even resistant to the salt from the ocean!
Moreover, HardiePlank® lap siding products offer a measure of fire resistance as well. If your home stands in the middle of a typically dry area near a forest and you’re afraid that a forest fire will damage your siding, there is no need to fear: HardiePlank® lap siding will stand up to the elements of weather, and that includes fire and storms!
Will never expand/contract
One of the problems with vinyl siding is that it expands and contracts over time. This is never the case with HardiePlank® lap siding! Because it is dimensionally stable, you can be assured that whenever HardiePlank® lap siding is installed onto the exterior of your home, it will remain as fresh and new as the day it was installed!
It is going to stay the absolute same for years to come, meaning that, unlike traditional vinyl siding, HardiePlank® lap siding can be purchased and used for life. We know that whenever you install this miracle siding onto your own home, you are going to be amazed by how beautiful, rugged, and long-lasting HardiePlank® lap siding can be!
Work With James Hardie Siding Experts
Even with all of the benefits Hardieplank lap siding offers, if it isn’t installed correctly, you could be losing out on all of those advantages. In reality, you can go through all of the pros and cons of any material or product, but it won’t mean much if you hire inexperienced or unprofessional contractors.
Joseph Ketner is a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor and we have a 98% recommendation rating from our customers. This means we not only meet the high standards James Hardie sets for installing their products, but also the expectations of our customers. Thinking about replacing your existing siding? Get in touch with Joseph Ketner Construction for a free consultation.