Why James Hardie? | Twin Cities Siding Professionals
James Hardie® siding is the most popular brand of new siding in America and can be found on over 5.5 million homes. With its strength, beauty and durability, Hardie siding enhances and protects homes in all kinds of climates-and now, with the HardieZoneTM System, James Hardie provides siding with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. James Hardie now gives you the optimum siding for your home and climate, regardless of location.
1. FIRE PREVENTION
No building material can guarantee a fireproof home, but there are some preventive measures that a homeowner can take to better prepare for fires-like installing a non-combustible home exterior.
2. PRODUCT FLEXIBILITY
Because Hardie siding is designed to match many existing types of wood siding, like wood clapboard and cedar siding, it can be used in more challenging historic preservation projects where specific exposures, textures and colors must be approved by local municipalities. This flexibility allows you to have the best of both worlds-a beautiful home, and the best siding on the market.
3. HURRICANE/TORNADO RESISTANCE
The property damage from hurricanes and tornadoes can be staggering. Due to its impact resistance against hail and windblown debris, fiber-cement siding has been specified by hurricane-zone building codes for building homes in hurricane-, tornado- and wildfire-prone areas.
4. LIFETIME VALUE
James Hardie® Siding Products with ColorPlus® Technology – Before you decide what type of siding material is right for your home, take a look at long-term siding costs and the value you’ll get with James Hardie ColorPlus siding products.
- A longer paint cycle that can help save you up to $5,000 over 15 years
- The #1 return on investment and superior siding value for remodeling projects
- Lower homeowner insurance premiums (14% lower on average) compared to vinyl siding
- No need to hire – and pay for – an additional on-site painting contractor
- Up to a 30-year non-prorated and transferrable product warranty, as well as a 15-year finish warranty covering both paint and labor***
-No waiting for optimal weather conditions to finish and start enjoying your James Hardie-sided home.
5. PRODUCT COMPARISON
When you consider key attributes, it becomes clear that James Hardie manufactures the best siding products that outperform the alternatives.
|ATTRIBUTE||JAMES HARDIE SIDING||WOOD-BASED SIDING||VINYL SIDING|
|Impervious to Termites||X||X|
|Non-Toxic to Inhabitants||X||X|
|Resistant to Warping and Shrinkage||X|
|Will Not Melt With Exposure to Heat Source||X||X|
|Highly Durable and Resistant to Minor Impact||X|
|Resistant to Wind, Rain, Hail, Snow and Sun||X|
|Real Woodgrain Look and Feel||X||X|
|Qualified Post-Purchase Consumer Satisfaction||X|
|HardieWrap® weather barrier||Residential Tyvek||Perforated Housewrap||Comments|
|Water Resistance AATCC127||325 cm||210 cm||10-25 cm||Higher is better. Compared to other products, HardieWrap weather barrier is more resistant to water intrusion.|
|Water Vapor Permeance ASTM E-96A||HZ5TM – 25 PermsHZ10TM – 15 Perms||58 Perms||6-18 Perms||ICC requires a water vapor permeance greater than 5. HardieWrap weather barrier provides sufficient drying while reducing water vapor intrusion.|
|Air Penetration Resistance TAPPI T-460||> 1800Seconds/100cc||> 1500Seconds/100cc||8-16Seconds/100cc||Higher is better. HardieWrap weather barrier is more air resistant, which increases the potential to improve energy efficiency.|
|Trapezoid Tear Strength ASTM D1117||18/15 lbs.||6/6 lbs.||37/49 lbs.||Higher is better. Tears can result in leaks, leading to serious water damage and mold.|
James Hardie® siding is designed for lasting durability, resisting cracking, rotting, hail damage, termites and many other possible problems. More importantly, James Hardie’s new siding products are engineered for your climate. In fact, James Hardie is so sure about how well the HardieZone® system will perform that they offer a 30-year non-prorated and transferable product warranty -their strongest warranty ever. You are not going to find this kind of performance backed by this strong of a warranty from vinyl siding, aluminum siding, or stucco siding companies.
James Hardie is recognized by media and industry leaders alike for its role in creating better places to live.
Fiber Cement Siding Replacement Is the Top Remodeling Project for Return on Investment — Cost vs. Value Report 2008
Fiber cement siding will record the greatest gains through 2012 as consumers and builders increasingly become aware of the material’s performance advantages. — July 2008 Freedonia Siding industry study
Money Magazine Singles Out HardiePlankTM Siding As A Great Value — MONEY Magazine 2005
Smart Money’s Guide to Home Renovation – Siding Solution — Smart Money 2005
No. 1 Quality Exterior Lap Siding Product for the Past Nine Years — Builder Magazine, 1998 – 2007
Voted One of 20 Most Innovative Products Introduced in the Last Two Decades — Builder Magazine
Award-Winning David Weekley Homes Recognizes James Hardie Company with “A” Ratings in Quality and Service — David Weekley Homes 2006
Most Preferred, Most Used Brand Fiber-cement Siding — Professional Builder, 2001
American Building Products Awards for ColorPlus® Collection — HOME Magazine, 2001
American Building Products Awards for HardiePlankTM Lap Siding — HOME Magazine, 1999
Named One of the Top Texas Building Products — Texas Building Trends, 2001
No. 1 Way to Add Value to a Home — Golf Course Living, 1998
Exterior of choice for Green/Sustainable projects – including the highest rated LEED building in the country
Recommended Siding Product for Built GreenTM Colorado, Largest Green Building Initiative in the Country
Recognized as an Environmentally Friendly Building Material by Boulder’s Green Points Program, Premiere U.S. “green” Building Program
Siding of Choice for National Magazine “Idea” Homes, including: Midwest Living, HGTV, Coastal Living, HOME, Country Living, Southern Living and Sunset.
Owner’s of James Hardie siding take pride in their home and understand the value of choosing it as their siding. Feel free to look at what James Hardie siding owner’s are saying here.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT TO YOU?
For generations, James Hardie has strived to give their customers the very best siding products available on the market. Their unique formulation of the very best materials coupled with their commitment to quality gives you the best new siding product for your home. They are also able to keep the siding costs down because of their focus on fiber cement which is obviously another great benefit to you.
Another benefit that James Hardie offers is their commitment to educating siding contractors about the installation of their Hardie board products. Knowing that a typical siding contractor or siding company does not necessarily install products to exact specifications, James Hardie provides siding companies with a Best Practices Manual detailing the very best installation methods. But even this extra effort cannot guarantee you quality installation of your siding. Only a siding company who is dedicated to the best installation, and complete customer satisfaction can guarantee that.
That is why we have always exclusively installed Hardie board siding products. If you want the best products for your home installed by the best and most professional company in the Twin Cities, you have arrived at your destination.
GET A FREE SIDING ESTIMATE!
Find out how we can make your home safer, warmer and more valuable with James Hardie Siding. Call Twin Cities Siding Professionals at (651) 967-0873 for a FREE in-home evaluation and estimate.