The Pros and Cons of James Hardie Siding

Updating your home’s siding is one of the best ways to boost your curb appeal. But, which siding material is the right one for your home? Many of our customers opt for James Hardie siding, which is a fiber cement material. 

Are you wondering if it’s the right choice for your home? We’re to help! Continue reading about the pros and cons of James Hardie siding to help you make an informed decision about your siding replacement project. 

Pro: It’s Extremely Durable

What truly sets James Hardie siding apart from other siding materials is its durability. Thanks to its unique blend of Portland cement, sand, water, and cellulose fibers, James Hardie is made to withstand the elements. 

Not only can it stand up against weather extremes like high winds and hail, but it’s also resistant to moisture damage, preventing rotting and swelling over time. Beyond that, it’s resistant to damage from pests and it’s non-combustible so it won’t contribute to a fire. 

Pro: It Requires Very Little Maintenance

Another reason our customers love James Hardie siding is that it’s easy to maintain. Other siding materials require regular repainting or occasional caulking. James Hardie siding is much easier to care for. 

Thanks to its durability, all you need to do is wash it down with a garden hose and a soft brush once or twice a year to keep it looking great.

Con: It Can Be a Higher Initial Investment

Are you planning a siding replacement project on a budget? One thing to keep in mind is that James Hardie siding can have a bit of a higher initial cost than other siding materials

However, keep in mind that since James Hardie siding lasts longer than most other siding materials, that initial investment will also go further. In fact, even though you’ll spend more upfront, you might end up spending less over the lifetime of the siding since you won’t have to pay as much for repair services over the years. 

Pro: It’s Highly Customizable

The exterior of your home should reflect your personal style. Choosing James Hardie siding makes it easy to do so! There are plenty of different Hardie Board options to choose from so you can match your home’s architectural style to create a look you love. 

Not only are there different color options, but there are different textures and board styles as well, helping you create a truly unique exterior. 

Con: It Can Take Longer to Install

Do you have a tight timeline for your exterior remodel? If so, keep in mind that James Hardie siding can be a bit more difficult to install than other siding materials, so the process can take a little longer. 

However, by hiring an experienced James Hardie installer, like our team here at Semper Fi, you can have peace of mind that we know how to replace your siding efficiently, preventing inconvenient delays. We’ll also be upfront about your project timeline so you know exactly what to expect. 

Pro: It Comes With an Unmatched Warranty

We know that siding is an investment and we believe that investment should be protected. One of the many reasons we love James Hardie siding is that it comes with an unmatched manufacturer warranty. 

When you choose James Hardie siding, you’ll get access to their 30-year non-prorated warranty that’s transferable. Beyond that, there’s also a 15-year warranty against peeling, chipping, and cracking, including labor and materials. What could be better than that?

Choose James Hardie Siding for Your Home

As you can see, the pros greatly outweigh the cons when it comes to James Hardie siding! It’s no surprise that this material is very popular with our customers and we’d love to talk to you about installing it on your home next. 

If you’re interested to learn more about this amazing siding material, contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote.