Hardboard Siding – Comparison to James Hardie Siding
Hardboard siding has a very poor track record in comparison to Hardie siding. Moisture penetration damages it. The new and improved hardboard siding contains advanced chemicals that prevent moisture damage. But they dissipate and fail over the long haul. Hardboard siding, in addition, does not hold paint very well; so you are painting every six to seven years. Hardiplank® lap siding, installed by professionals, comes with a 30 year non-prorated, transferable, limited warranty and holds paint as well as any product in the marketplace. Hardboard siding is not a product conducive to areas with significant rainfall.
Burns when exposed to a significant source of heat or flame, not eligible for non-combustibility insurance discounts
Frequent painting, caulking and spot repairs required
Hardboard siding is susceptible to damage by termites and other pests
Susceptible to rotting, warping, buckling, swelling, shrinking and expanding, is prone to deterioration from exposure, instability causes paint to crack and peel
Hardboard siding has an increased negative perception in view of multiple class-action lawsuits due to product failures
JAMES HARDIE SIDING
Non-combustible, creates very little smoke when exposed to flame, eligible for insurance discounts due to non-combustibility
Maintains original appearance over product lifetime, increases curb appeal and appreciation, consistent beauty from porch to street
Impervious to termites and other insects
Dimensionally stable and resists rotting, warping, buckling, swelling and deterioration. Maintains its beauty over product lifetime, holds paint up to three times longer than wood, easy to handle and install.
Premium alternative, high-end, advanced technology
Homeowners happy with their siding choice.