There are different types of siding materials, and it can get confusing when you’re in the market for the one that would be perfect for your home. As professional siding contractors, Twin Cities Siding Professionals recommends fiber cement siding.
Right now, probably no fiber cement siding product is more popular than James Hardie® HardiePlank® lap siding. But why is it better than other fiber cement siding materials? Let’s delve into the biggest advantages of using this fiber cement option in this, the first installment of a two-part blog post.
Wood is perhaps the most common siding, but unlike wood, HardiePlank lap siding resists moisture, insect infestation and fire. It’s almost as enduring as brick, so it can hold its own against the worst weather, including snowstorms and hailstorms. Fiber cement siding resists the normal ageing process common among other siding materials, so you’ll enjoy its beauty for a longer time.
It Looks Almost Exactly Like Wood
As a seasoned siding contractor, Twin Cities Siding Professionals knows all about the appeal of real wood. However, James Hardie siding is still more resilient than real wood having real wood appeal. It mimics real cedar right down to wood grain texture while eliminating the disadvantages, such as being vulnerable to moisture and freezing temperatures.
Although HardiePlank lap siding is available primed and ready for painting, you also have a choice of striking, baked-on ColorPlus® Technology finishes. James Hardie puts on 50% more layers of coating than the average painter. Applied with attention to detail, it leaves no spot uncovered. And because the finish is cured in between coats in a controlled environment, it has a strong bond that resists peeling, chipping and cracking. ColorPlus Technology finishes are available in a selection of colors and are not easily prone to fading, allowing them to stay vibrant for a longer period.
Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval
James Hardie plank siding is the only siding product to receive the prestigious Good Housekeeping (GH) Seal of Approval up to this day. It’s protected by the GH Limited Warranty, providing you extra insurance against defects in addition to the guarantees that already come with your new fiber cement siding.
Ask us about James Hardie HardiePlank lap siding. We are your siding contractors of choice. Call Twin Cities Siding Professionals at (651) 967-0873, or use this form to get your free estimate. We serve homeowners throughout the Minneapolis area. Don’t miss the second installment of this two-part blog, where we discuss some tips on the maintenance of your siding.