When updating your home’s exterior, especially when it comes to something as important as siding, a homeowner wants to see a great return on investment—both in the value of a home and in the quality and performance of the product chosen.
Almost no siding material can provide the same level of value that James Hardie fiber cement affords a home.
As one of the largest remodeling companies in the St. Louis area, we’ve seen what can truly add worth to a home and how materials stack up to one another, which is why we choose to install Hardie siding. So exactly how does it enhance your property?
How Installing Hardie Siding Can Increase Your Home’s Value
While there are many ways a siding improves a home, its determinable value falls into four main categories: aesthetic, level of maintenance, overall performance, and return on investment.
James Hardie outperforms its competition in these areas and adds incredible value to a property.
Updating your exterior makes an automatic impact on your home’s first impression. Hardie siding mimics the look of raw wood impeccably, achieving an elevated exterior aesthetic that lasts. When properly installed, it is seamless and robust, and the product range offers versatility so you can achieve any look you desire.
Time is one of the most valuable commodities you have. And as a busy homeowner, you need low-maintenance, less time-consuming products. Hardie siding is simple and easy to care for, and its durability lends to fewer repairs jobs, saving you precious time.
Hardie siding is built to last and protect your home for years. It outperforms the competition and endures much longer than traditional wood and even vinyl with less wear. Comprised of silica, sand and Portland cement, these thick boards are:
- weather and impact resistant
- incredibly durable
- insect and pest resistant
- not prone to cracking or warping
- moisture resistant
You gain siding that won’t warp, crack, or rot. If peace of mind is important to your product selection, Hardie siding is a great option.
4) Return on Investment
A siding should also add literal value to your home. And James Hardie certainly does that. Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report has consistently shown installing replacement fiber cement siding to have the greatest return of any large-scale exterior home project. And James Hardie is the highest-level fiber cement available.
Other Valuable Hardie Siding Benefits
While Hardie siding provides some of the greatest values a siding can offer, it extends its superiority to even more outstanding benefits for your home.
Unlike most siding options that either warp, melt, or add fuel to a fire, Hardie siding adds greater protection and peace of mind for your home. It is fire-resistant, neither adding fuel to an existing flame nor combusting when exposed to a flame.
Lasting color truly enhances an exterior. Over time, paint fades due to weathering and a breakdown from UV rays. So James Hardie set to work to combat this frustrating siding failure. ColorPlus Technology is a patented painting process, where the color is baked onto the boards in a factory setting to create long-lasting pigmentation.
Engineered for Climate
Customization is a key element to James Hardie’s products. And that’s exactly what it means to have siding Engineered for Climate®. Your siding is customized to the specific climate, weather patterns, and precipitation your region receives, making it incredibly durable.
Positive Environmental Impact
James Hardie follows manufacturing procedures and uses ingredients that make its products environmentally friendly. It sources natural, raw materials that don’t negatively impact the environment. It recycles water up to four times during the manufacturing process and does its best to locally source materials to minimize its transportation carbon footprint.
To back the quality of its products, James Hardie offers 30-year limited warranties on its siding and a 15-year express limited warranty on its ColorPlus Technology, which covers and protects against peeling, cracking, and chipping.
Many more benefits exist for installing Hardie siding during your home improvement project. See our full breakdown of both the pros and cons of installing Hardie siding.
Use a Certified James Hardie Contractor
Maintaining your siding’s warranty requires proper installation and care. And the best way to ensure proper installation is with the help of an experienced professional, which is why James Hardie created its contractor alliance program.
Keeping in line with its high standards for product performance, James Hardie only offers its seal of approval to the best contractors. Hiring a James Hardie certified contractor guarantees that your contractor is:
- Specifically qualified to handle and install Hardie products
- Continues to see outstanding customer satisfaction
- Undergoes continual training to ensure a seamless installation
- Is properly licensed and insured
In essence, working with trained professionals results in an installation you can rely on.
From Outdated to Updated
Whether your current siding is old, damaged, or deteriorating, replacement Hardie siding will produce a valuable return on your investment, especially when installed by a certified contractor. Our goal at Lakeside Renovation & Design is to provide a seamless installation through a relatable and trustworthy process.
If you’re ready to invest in value-adding siding, see our reviews for more clarification on how we can upgrade your home with Hardie siding.