If it’s time to replace your home siding, you’re probably wondering what your options are. Wood siding has been around for centuries, and vinyl siding has also been an option for decades. But many homeowners are taking a good look at a highly durable product to protect their home. Let us show why the James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding in Massachusetts can be an excellent choice.
Here are the advantages to using fiber cement siding:
Strong Protection Against the Weather
Perfect for stormy regions, the cement provides durable protection against the harsh winds, rain, and snow. We have no shortage of stormy weather here in New England, which is why we offer this strong product to our customers.
Resistant to Moisture & Temperature Fluctuations
Of course, all siding should keep out the rain and snow. But over long periods of time the exposure to moisture can cause wood siding to sometimes swell and crack. Vinyl can become brittle over time and crack as well. Vinyl is also more susceptible to damage during storms, such as falling branches from trees.
However the fiber cement siding is designed to stand up to the elements and extreme changes of temperature, making it an excellent choice here in the Greater Boston area.
Pest Resistant Too!
Unlike wood siding, pests like termites, woodpeckers, and other critters won’t find the fiber cement siding as attractive. Who wants to chew through cement?
This Siding Offers More Fire Protection
The James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding is fire-resistant, unlike wood and vinyl siding. This can make a difference in the protection of your home in the case of fire. Inquire with your insurance provider to see if this siding would qualify for a discount.
The fiber cement siding installation may be more expensive than a vinyl siding installation, but consider how many years the siding will last on your home. Some say that the fiber cement siding can last anywhere between 40-75 years.
James Hardie itself offers a 30-Year Non-Prorated Warranty for its siding products, giving the homeowner peace of mind.
Easy to Clean & Maintain
Cleaning your James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding is as easy as soap and water. Some recommend using a household dish detergent with a soft cloth, sponge, or nylon scrub. Avoid harsh cleaners and abrasive brushes.
Other than that, there is very little maintenance. You may want to check the caulk, and recalk as necessary. But you should not have to replace boards due to normal wear and tear (such as rot and pests) for decades.
James Hardie Offers Versatile Styles and Colors
Over the years, James Hardie has created multiple styles and colors to create just about any look. Fiber cement siding comes in siding shingles, panels, lap siding, and vertical siding.
Choose from several contemporary colors to match your vision for your home. We’ll be happy to review them with you during our consultation!
On the other hand, there are other aspects to consider when evaluating fiber cement siding to be installed on your home:
- Unlike vinyl siding, you may need to repaint the siding in your lifetime
- For optimal protection, it’s a good idea to occasionally recalk to make sure there are no cracks in the exterior
- Because it is heavy and thicker than vinyl, the installation labor can be more expensive
- Fiber cement may not be as energy efficient as other types of siding. If you live in a colder climate, you may want to consider adding foam insulation.
Lastly, make sure you get the right installer.
James Hardie has created special installation best practices. To get the most protection and longevity out of your installation, choose a home siding contractor that is fully trained on the manufacturer’s recommendations and guidance… like us at Golden Group Roofing!
Golden Group Roofing is your James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding Installer for the Boston, Massachusetts area.
James Hardie is a global company with several awards and accolades and has protected millions of homes. Golden Group Roofing always does extensive research when choosing the products to use on your home. We’ve looked into the track record of durability and reliability in protecting your home or commercial building. That’s why we’re proud to be your installer for James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding in Massachusetts – including Worcester County, Middlesex County, and Suffolk County of Massachusetts. Contact us today for an estimate.