If you’ve been thinking about updating your home’s vinyl or wood siding you’ve probably heard about the benefits of the fiber cement alternative.
With products ranging from wood-style shingle siding to the architectural collection, James Hardie products are masterfully engineered to stand up to the elements.
But Hardie Board can do more for your home than just keep it looking great year after year –– it can also increase the value of your home.
Keep reading to discover all the value-added benefits of choosing Hardie Board as your home’s exterior solution.
Table of Contents
- How Does Hardie Board Increase the Value of a Home?
- 13 Reasons Why Hardie Board is Worth the Investment
- Elite Home Exteriors: Your James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractors for the Portland and Vancouver Areas
How Does Hardie Board Increase the Value of a Home?
If you’re wondering whether Hardie Board fiber cement siding is a good investment for your home, the short answer is a resounding yes.
According to a 2021 national report measuring cost versus value, re-siding your home with fiber cement siding came in as the fourth-best project for a return on investment among significant remodeling projects.
Moreover, The Hardie Plank lap siding has been recognized by the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute as America’s leader of fiber cement siding.
13 Reasons Why Hardie Board Is Worth the Investment
Realtors surveyed in the National Association of Realtors 2019 Remodeling Impact Report ranked fiber cement siding among the top projects to increase resale value regardless of price.
From the consumer viewpoint, updating their home to new fiber cement siding increased their sense of enjoyment when they are at home by 64%.
And with an estimated investment of nearly 20 thousand dollars, homeowners can expect to sell their home for as much as 76% more than without fiber-cement siding.
So why choose James Hardie siding and trim products amidst the other options when re-siding your home?
Here are 13 reasons why Hardie Board is worth the investment.
#1: It Boosts Your Curb Appeal
Whether your home’s style is …
- Historical; or
… James Hardie’s complete portfolio of siding and trim will make your home the talk of the block.
Thanks to their patented ColorPlus Technology, James Hardie products are available primed and ready for field painting, guaranteeing you a gorgeous color that lasts longer than a typical paint job.
And if it’s the look of wood you’re after, Hardie wood-style siding retains its appearance in one uniform color.
#2: It’s Easy to Maintain
Easily maintain your status as the best-looking home in the town with color that lasts.
The ColorPlus Technology is baked on to give you greater resistance to …
- Chipping; and
… meaning less maintenance for you.
#3: It’s Installed by Experts
Don’t decimate your investment by calling any Joe to install your Hardie Board.
Your contractor’s work will directly affect the quality and performance of your siding.
So why not hire a contractor you can trust to do the job to the standards your home deserves?
James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractors must the following requirements including, but not limited to:
- Adhere to best practices during installation
- All licensing is obtained and up-to-date
- Carry adequate insurance; and
- Have a score of at least 90% and “Likely to Recommend” rating with GuildQuality, a third-party customer satisfaction surveying service
Working with the experts at Elite Home Exteriors means your home’s Hardie Board siding will be installed by James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractors.
Elite Home Exteriors guarantees your Hardie Board will be:
- Installed in compliance with James Hardie Installation Best Practices for ultimate performance
- Installed correctly by highly trained contractors backed by years of knowledge and professional experience; and
- Protected under the James Hardie warranty
#4: It’s Highly Durable
Aging is something we’ve all come to accept as the years go on.
But with James Hardie brand products, you don’t have to resolve yourself to the …
- Cracking; and
… that comes with wood or vinyl siding.
Plus, with the added benefit of ColorPlus Technology, your siding will continue to look like new without fading from the sun.
Hardie Board is created to stand up to the demands of all climates, looking great for years to come, potentially saving you time and money.
#5: It Stands Up to the Elements
Don’t let your home’s exterior fall victim to bad weather.
Hardie siding and trim products are engineered to withstand the elements of every climate.
Tested to better withstand the worst mother nature can dish out, including …
- UV rays
- And more
… you can feel confident that you will get the best performance regardless of your region.
#6: It May Lower Your Energy Costs
Where even brick and stucco can crack, James Hardie exterior siding will keep your home sealed tight which can reduce your monthly energy costs thanks to its durability and expert engineering.
For those who want to increase their home’s energy efficiency, Hardie Board can be installed with insulation to add a layer of energy-saving foam, improving the thermal resistance (R-value) of the entire siding system.
#7: It Ensures Your Home Is Up to Code
Having your fiber cement siding installed by a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, like the pros at Elite Home Exteriors, means you can be sure your home’s siding will be up to code.
At Elite Home Exteriors, confidence is guaranteed with every James Hardie installation or replacement.
#8: It’s Fire-Resistant
It may be the most important benefit to Hardie Board you consider, but the last one you want to think about.
In the unfortunate case of a fire, you want to know that the walls of your home will protect your family.
Fire destroys wood and melts vinyl almost instantly.
But James Hardie fiber cement siding will not ignite when exposed to mounting flames nor fuel the fire.
So you can sleep well knowing your exterior’s fire resistance buys you the precious minutes you need to get to safety.
#9: It’s Pest Resistant
If you have wood-composite siding, you are painfully aware that our animal and insect friends can wreak havoc on your siding.
Not only does fiber cement siding cost less than wood –– it can’t be pecked by birds and damaged by insects.
So you can be sure termites won’t make their home in the exterior siding of yours.
#10: It’s Rot Resistant
James Hardie exterior solutions are specifically designed to resist rot damage from:
- Sleet; or
Water can be your home’s biggest enemy, ruining your home like nothing else. Wood siding repeatedly exposed to cycles of precipitation and drying can expand, buckle, and even rot.
Hardie Board stands out from its competitors with products that are formulated with the highest quality raw materials to help resist even the worst cases of rot.
#11: It’s Environmentally Friendly
People are becoming increasingly aware and conscious of their impact on the environment.
A recent study found that 89% of prospective buyers want sustainable homes that are kind to the planet over having a garden, en-suite bathroom, or walk-in closet.
And that doesn’t stop at solar panels.
Today, homeowners want to know the companies they support are also dedicated to sustainability.
James Hardie is passionate about building better products that have a lower impact on our environment.
James Hardie has put the welfare of our planet at the forefront of their strategy.
This commitment to environmental excellence is displayed through:
- Recycled Content – All Fiber Gypsum products contain up to 50% of recycled content, including 100% recycled post-consumer fiber.
- Sustainable Sourcing – 100% of all fibers are either post-consumer recycled or from Forest Stewardship Council certified sources.
- Zero Waste – All European facilities recycle all product waste back into the process.
#12: It May Lower Your Insurance Costs
Unlike some vinyl siding, fiber cement siding is non-combustible and hail-damage resistant, which may lower some home insurance premiums.
Ask your agent if Hardie Board siding can help reduce your insurance costs.
#13: It Comes With a Great Warranty
You can be sure that your home will be protected for years to come.
That’s because all James Hardie siding products come with a 30-year, non-prorated warranty and all trim products come with a 15-year, non-prorated warranty.
Elite Home Exteriors: Your James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractors for the Portland and Vancouver Areas
Elite Home Exteriors proudly wears the badge of James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractors given by James Hardie to contractors that exemplify the highest standards.
Demonstrating excellence in …
- Professionalism: and
- Customer service
… Elite Home Exteriors exceed the manufacturer’s strict requirements to earn this honor.
Call us today to schedule a free estimate for your James Hardie siding installation or replacement.