James Hardie fiber cement siding is considered one of the most long-lasting, attractive and low-maintenance products on the market. While vinyl and wood siding have been two of the most popular siding choices for many years, the comparatively new siding material, fiber cement, has risen in popularity. In fact, more than eight million homes across the U.S. now trust James Hardie fiber cement siding!
What Is Fiber Cement?
Fiber cement is a composite material used for residential and commercial exterior projects. It has the appearance and feel of natural wood grain, yet the strength and durability of concrete. Fiber cement is made from a combination of cellulose fibers, cementitious materials, sand and water.
Although fiber cement siding can be purchased primed, James Hardie offers the convenience of ColorPlus® Technology. Your siding is delivered and installed with a finish that has been baked on with multiple coats and is available in more than 20 vibrant colors.
HardiePlank® Lap Siding
James Hardie offers a number of quality siding products, but HardiePlank lap siding is their best-selling product and the number one brand of siding in North America!
HardiePlank comes in multiple distinct styles, including:
- Select Cedarmill – A natural cedar appearance that is great for historic homes
- Smooth – A simple, clean look recommended for breezy coastal homes or ranches
- Beaded Cedarmill – A charming texture that was inspired by coastal communities like Houston
- Beaded Smooth – Comes with a beaded edge that adds a smooth look to the modern board
Engineered for Climate®
HardiePlank is Engineered for Climate, meaning your siding is designed to withstand weather conditions specific to where you live. James Hardie calls this the HardieZone® System. Because Texas falls into the HZ10® HardieZone, your siding will come manufactured to withstand hurricane-strength winds, heavy rainfall and beaming sunshine commonly experienced in our Gulf Coast backyards, making it resistant to cracking, splitting, rotting and swelling.
The siding installation specialists at Allied Siding & Windows have undergone extensive training to ensure our customers get the most out of their James Hardie siding purchase. We strictly follow the manufacturer’s installation processes to make sure your siding is secure and will look great for years to come.
Benefits of Having James Hardie Siding and HardiePlank Professionally Installed by Allied Siding & Windows
All James Hardie products are backed by either a 30-year siding and 15-year trim non-prorated warranty. You can be confident your siding will not require maintenance for years after installation.
Great Return on Investment
Even if you are not considering selling your home any time soon, you should be happy to hear that fiber cement siding is considered a great investment by experts. More specifically, HardiePlank was listed as a top item in terms of ROI in a 2014 report, providing an 87 percent return.
As a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, Allied Siding & Windows will install your new siding according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Our “Elite Preferred” status means that we meet stringent criteria, such as:
- Compliance with installation best practices
- Professional sales approach
- Liability insurance
- Workers’ compensation insurance
- Satisfactory background check
HardiePlank is a durable product. Not only can it withstand inclement weather, but it is also fire- and insect-resistant. Conversely, wood siding is a veritable bullseye for pests like termites and carpenter ants. HardiePlank, however, does not contain enough cellulose fibers to attract wood-boring insects.
Home Siding Contractors in Houston, TX
There are many reasons to choose James Hardie and Allied Siding & Windows for your next home siding project. If you are not sure which color or style is right for you, feel free to contact us online or visit one of our showrooms today:
Houston (713) 946-3697 | Austin (512) 674-3464 | Dallas (972) 888-9988