Reasons to Choose James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding in NJ

May, 2014 by

There are many reasons to choose James Hardie fiber cement siding in NJ. This material’s durability is one of the most notable. Hardie Board, in conjunction with specialized building techniques, is able to withstand hurricane-force winds. It can also easily handle the other dangers of lesser storms, such as flying debris, hail, and similar things.

This type of siding is also handling the everyday rigors that are usually responsible for the destruction of other types of siding or the framework behind it. Wood siding can rot and harbor insects, and must be repainted every few years just to keep these things at bay. Vinyl siding itself is impervious to rot, but is hung loosely in order to allow it to expand and contract. Sometimes, it is even hung over existing damaged siding that may already be infested or rotting. This allows moisture and insects to get in to the underlying framework and cause expensive damage. Fiber cement siding, on the other hand, is attached tightly to the house and is impervious to rot and insects. This leaves no room for moisture or bugs to get in and destroy it or the house.

The durability of the paint on James Hardie fiber cement siding in NJ is another important reason to choose it over other options. Vinyl is said to never need painting, but in reality, its colors will fade in a few years. Many people respond to this by painting it. Both wood and vinyl expand and contract with weather changes, so any paint applied to them will peel and crack in after just 4-7 years.

Fiber cement, on the other hand, goes through very minimal expansion and contraction as the temperature changes. Not only that, it comes with its color baked on. This means that it can take 20 years before it needs a new coat of paint. Once it finally does, the new paint can be expected to last for up to four times longer than it would on another material. To find out more about it, contact Tristate Windows And Siding or another installer.

Because of all of these benefits, fiber cement siding is becoming very popular across the United States. If you have found that vinyl isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be and think wood would be too much work, try Hardie board. You’re sure to find that it’s just as “hardy” as its name would imply.


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