What is James Hardie Siding?

Siding is a broad term that refers to the outer covering of a house. Siding, like insulation, helps to insulate your home and shield it from the outside weather and elements. It also adds to your home’s curb appeal and value.

At Sterling Contracting and Roofing, we can install many types of siding materials, which are typically categorized as either hard siding or soft siding. While each has its own unique benefits and downsides, there is one type of siding that we believe tends to rise above the rest. This type of siding is commonly known as Hardie Board siding.

Hardie Board Siding is a super-durable siding made from cement, sand, and cellulose fibers created by the James Hardie Company. James Hardie invented fiber cement over 30 years ago, has spent $100 million on research and development, and continues to invest in product advancements. What sets Hardie Board Siding apart from its competitors is its combined durability and curb appeal.

Hardie siding is engineered for wet or freezing conditions and extreme temperature changes to guard against termite and pest damage. The siding is also designed to protect your home from fire damage. JH Fiber Cement Siding can take direct flame exposure for up to one hour without igniting, while vinyl and wood siding will ignite almost immediately. If you choose JH siding, you can rest assured that your home will be properly protected.

Another amazing quality of JH siding is its appearance. They have over 700 colors to choose from, so you can have the personalized home of your dreams. JH uses its ColorPlus technology by applying it in layers in a controlled factory setting, which ensures long-lasting, consistent, vibrant color. This technology also stands up to UV rays, preventing discoloration and fading. In addition to the vast array of colors and ColorPlus technology, James Hardie siding is over five times thicker than vinyl, allowing for deeper grooves and a more authentic wood-grain effect. This allows you to get the elegant look you want without having to compromise the integrity of your home.

At Sterling Contracting and Roofing, we understand the importance of choosing the right siding. Still, if you want guaranteed durability and eye-catching design opportunities, James Hardie Siding is the choice for you! With James Hardie, you will also get a 30-year non-prorated warranty that is transferable. Additionally, James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology is warranted against peeling, chipping, and cracking for 15 years, including labor and materials.

Since only the highest-quality contractors are certified as James Hardie Preferred Contractors by the James Hardie Company, when you choose us, you can rest assured that your siding will be expertly installed. So call Sterling Construction today to get a quote for your home.