4 Benefits of Hardie Plank Siding

While strolling through a neighborhood you may notice that many houses have either vinyl or wood siding. A lot of these homes aren’t what they seem because some are actually covered in James Hardie Plank siding. This exterior siding material is made from fiber cement and can mimic the look of vinyl or wood. The question is, why cover your home in a look-alike material?

  1. Impenetrable – Many different types of siding material will become damaged during harsh storms. Hail, wind, and debris can fly into the side of your home and leave gashes, exposing your house’s structure. Hardie board siding is the exception to this problem because of its fiber cement composition. What’s not to love about siding that’s strong like concrete and beautiful like natural wood?
  2. Resistant – Yes, we know Hardie boards are impervious to most exterior damage, but did you know that it’s also fire-resistant? It may resemble wood, but it’s concrete-like material will protect your home from the dangers of fire. Now you can feel protected from fires that start outside of your home.
  3. Durable – When you pick a color for your siding material you want it to last as long as possible. Eventually most colors will fade and chip away so a fresh coat of paint or re-siding is necessary. With the installation of Hardie board siding you won’t have to deal with this problem as often. It doesn’t absorb moisture so there is no chance for it to rot, chip, peel, or crack.
  4. Maintainable – Constantly upkeeping your siding is a tedious chore that no one wants to do. Luckily for you, Hardie Plank siding is a “set it and forget it” type of material. Like vinyl siding, there is no maintenance involved other than giving it a quick rinse every so often. The convenience of vinyl, but a stronger material — why wouldn’t you wrap your house in this?

James Hardie Plank siding is impenetrable, resistant, durable, and maintainable. Of all exterior siding options, this is the one that makes the most sense to cover your house in. If your old siding isn’t cutting it anymore then you may want to give Preferred Exterior a ring. Our GAF Elite Master installers are specially trained to install James Hardie Plank siding. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (516) 354-7252.

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