Why Property Owners choose Hardie Board over Vinyl

Why Property Owners choose Hardie Board over Vinyl

If you’ve ever asked a contractor like Dependable Construction about the best material to use on outside of your home or business chances are Hardie Board® was probably included in their recommendation.

Until they learn about the benefits of Hardie Board, most people don’t realize how different this material is from basic vinyl siding.

Instead of asking for two separate contractors to provide an estimate, it makes sense to do some research ahead of time about the various types of siding available for your property.

Here is a brief overview of the differences between Hardie Board® products and vinyl siding, both offered by Dependable Construction:

Fire Resistance 

James Hardie siding is fire resistant as opposed to vinyl siding which will melt and/or warp at high enough temperatures from fires. Because of its fire resistance, most Property Owners qualify for an insurance discount when using James Hardie Siding.

Cost & Maintenance

While vinyl siding is less expensive, it can expand, contract, sag or change colors over time. One key benefit of vinyl is it never needs to be repainted

Hardie Board® products will need to be painted intermittently but it stands up better to wet and cold climates than vinyl. Because James Hardie uses Color Plus® technology in the manufacturing process, it is also more fade-resistant.

Fiber cement products like Hardie Board® also resist chipping, peeling and cracking

Their Hardie Plank® Lap Siding comes with a 30 year limited warranty that is transferrable from one homeowner to the next and all James Hardie Siding products come with a 15 year finish warranty.

James Hardie Siding products are often recommended for homes & businesses in higher elevations because of their ability to handle sudden temperature variations that are common.

When comparing the two different types of siding you should take into consideration what type of investment you are making, both in cost, maintenance and your ability to protect your property from potential weather and natural disasters. Most area siding installers will recommend Hardie Board® as their first choice because it is superior to vinyl siding in these aspects. While it may have a higher initial cost, it will last longer than vinyl siding and withstand the elements making it a better investment overall.

Reach out today to your trusted installers at Dependable Construction to learn more or get your free quote. Call us on 937.318.9572 if you are considering new siding on your property today. You can also check us out on Facebook to see current jobs going on or visit our site dependabilityfirst.com

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