Transform Your Home With Hardie Board Siding
Reveal The Beauty of Your Home's Exterior With Hardie Board Siding
What Makes Hardie Board Better?
Odyssey Siding is proud to partner with James Hardie to provide the best-engineered fiber cement siding and trim available on the market. Hardie board is a type of fiber cement siding that is made by mixing wood pulp, cement, and sand. It is known for its durability, longevity, and resistance to fire, pests, and moisture. Hardie board can also mimic the appearance of other siding materials, such as wood or shingles, and comes in a variety of colors and textures.
One of the main advantages of Hardie board siding is its durability and longevity. Hardie board siding is designed to resist moisture, rot, fire, insects, and weather damage. It can last up to 50 years with proper installation and maintenance, which is much longer than vinyl or wood siding. Hardie board siding also has a warranty that covers material defects and finish quality for up to 30 years.
Another advantage of Hardie board siding is its aesthetic appeal and versatility. Hardie board siding can mimic the appearance of various siding materials, such as wood lap boards, cedar shingles, and wood shake siding2. It also comes in a wide range of colors and textures that can suit any architectural style and personal preference. Hardie board siding can enhance the curb appeal and value of your home with its attractive and durable look.
A third advantage of Hardie board siding is its fire resistance and safety. Hardie board siding is composed of 90% sand and cement, which makes it non-combustible and fire-resistant. It does not ignite or melt when exposed to heat or flames, unlike vinyl or wood siding. Hardie board siding can also protect your home from termites, rodents, and other pests that can damage wood siding. Hardie board siding is a safe and reliable choice for your home’s exterior.
How Does Hardie Board Siding Compare to Vinyl or Wood Siding?
One of the most significant advantages of our Hardie Board siding is its low maintenance requirements. Wood siding, for example, needs to be painted or stained every few years to maintain its appearance and protect it from the elements. This can be time-consuming and costly, especially if you have a large home. On the other hand, vinyl siding is not as durable as Hardie Board siding and is more susceptible to damage from impact or extreme weather. Vinyl siding will also not be able to provide the aesthetic that wood siding does. Our Hardie Board siding combines the look of wood with the maintenance-free quality of vinyl siding and is available in a wide range of colors and styles – so you can choose the option that best fits your home.
Wood and vinyl siding offer different costs and benefits than Hardie Board siding. Wood siding can be painted or stained, but it will not hold up as well over time and will require constant maintenance. Vinyl siding is available in the largest selection of colors and profiles on the market, but in comparison, it can often look plastic or fake, and it may not be as durable as fiber cement siding. Hardie Board siding is also a better investment in the long run than traditional wood or cedar siding. Its low maintenance requirements mean you won’t have to spend time or money on upkeep. This means that, over time, you’ll save money on maintenance and repairs compared to wood siding.
Overall, Hardie Board siding is the best option for any homeowner who wants to stick with the traditional look of natural wood without the headaches that come along with it. It offers a combination of durability, low maintenance, energy efficiency, and aesthetic appeal that you won’t find with other siding materials. You will be pleased with your investment in our fiber cement siding.
Odyssey's Hardie Board Siding Comes in a Variety of Styles
Hardie Board products are very versatile and can be used in many places throughout the exterior of your home.
Some of the most popular products that James Hardie offers are:
- HardiePlank® lap siding: This is the best-selling product and the most common type of fiber cement siding. It comes in long horizontal planks that are nailed or screwed to the wall studs. It has a smooth or textured surface and a variety of colors and finishes.
- HardieShingle® siding: This product resembles cedar shingles and is used for accenting gables or other architectural features. It comes in straight or staggered edges and various widths and exposures.
- HardiePanel® vertical siding: This product is used for contemporary or modern designs. It comes in large flat panels that are fastened to the wall studs. It can be combined with HardieTrim® boards to create different patterns and styles.
- HardieTrim® boards: These are used for finishing the corners, edges, windows, doors, and other details of the siding. They come in various widths and thicknesses and can be smooth or textured.
- HardieSoffit® panels: These are used for covering the underside of eaves, overhangs, porches, and other areas. They come in vented or non-vented options and can be smooth or textured.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hardie Board Siding
Hardie Board Siding is a brand name for fiber cement siding products manufactured by James Hardie. Fiber cement siding is a durable, low-maintenance, and fire-resistant material that can mimic the appearance of wood, stucco, or masonry.
Hardie Board Siding offers many benefits for homeowners, such as:
- Long-lasting performance: Hardie Board Siding is designed to resist fading, chipping, cracking, warping, rotting, and pests. It can withstand harsh weather conditions and has a 30-year limited warranty.
- Curb appeal: Hardie Board Siding comes in a variety of colors, styles, and textures to suit any home style, from historic to modern. It also has a baked-on ColorPlus® Technology that ensures consistent and lasting color.
- Sustainability: Hardie Board Siding is made of natural and renewable materials, such as sand, cement, and cellulose fibers. It also has a lower environmental impact than vinyl siding or wood siding.
The cost of Hardie Board Siding depends on several factors, such as the size and shape of your home, the type and amount of siding you need, the installation method and labor costs, and your location. The average cost of Hardie Board Siding installation ranges from $5 to $14 per square foot. However, this may vary depending on your specific project and contractor.
Hardie Board Siding installation requires special tools, skills, and safety precautions. It is not recommended for DIY projects. You should hire a professional contractor who is trained and certified by James Hardie to ensure proper installation and warranty coverage. You can find local contractors near you by requesting a quote on our website.
Hardie Board Siding requires minimal maintenance compared to other siding materials. However, you should still follow some basic steps to keep it in good condition, such as:
- Cleaning: You should wash your siding with a garden hose at least once a year to remove dirt and dust. You can also use a soft brush and mild detergent for stubborn stains. Avoid using a pressure washer or harsh chemicals that may damage the siding.
- Painting: You do not need to repaint your siding if it has ColorPlus® Technology, as it has a multi-coat finish that resists fading and peeling.
- Inspecting: You should inspect your siding regularly for any signs of damage or deterioration, such as cracks, gaps, loose nails, mold, or mildew. If you notice any issues, you should contact your contractor or Odyssey Siding customer service for repair or replacement.
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