Hardie Board Siding

Hardie Board Siding is one of the most popular home siding materials sold.

It is a man-made cement product that is stronger than wood, more durable than vinyl siding, fire-resistant, termite resistant, mold and rot resistant and comes in many factory applied colors.  

Hardie Board Siding

Hardie Board Siding is one t siding. Siding is exposed to Mother Nature all day, every day, for years.  Weather, water, time, fire, insects, and pest-all can lead to trouble. That's why James Hardie's hardworking products are engineered to stand up beautifully, whatever the elements.

  • Flame Resistance.   Non-combustible and approved for fire-rated construction.
  • Weather Resistance.  Resists high winds up to 150 mph, resists rotting, warping, cracking, and hail.   
  • Hurricane Resistance. Hardie Board Fiber-Cement Siding has been specified in hurricane-zone building codes across the country for use in hurricane, tornado, and wildfire prone areas.
  • Durability.  James Hardie fiber cement board siding is designed to last up to 50 years with protection against cracking, rotting, hail, termite damage, and more. One strong siding. 

Wind Resistant
Great for harsh weather areas

Hardie Plank lap siding is the most popular brand of siding in America and can be found on over 4 million homes. You want the strength, beauty and durability that lasts for years.  

James Hardie Siding enhances and protects homes in all kinds of climates-and now, with the HardieZone System, James Hardie provides siding with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used.  

Hardie Board Siding gives you the optimum siding for your project and climate, regardless of the location.  HardiePlank lap siding comes with a 30-year non-prorated transferable, limited product warranty-our strongest warranty ever.

Hardie Board Siding Zones

Hardie Board Siding Farmhouse Style
Hardie Board Siding Midwest Style
Hardie Board Siding Tember Bark Tudor Style

Hardie Board Siding comes in all the most popular styles and types of siding that real wood siding comes in. It looks like real wood only stronger and more durable. 

Below are some of the most popular Hardie Board styles. 

Hardie Board Cedar Shake Siding looks just like real wood siding but more durable with much less maintenance required.

It is sometimes called 'hardieplank or 'hardi plank, or James Hardie Siding

Many people believe it to be a superior product than real wood siding or vinyl siding. 

Hardie Board Types 

Hardie board siding comes in all the popular types and finishes. Clapboard or Lap siding, cedar shake, board and batten all with several different textures from smooth to rough finishes.

Hardie Board - Cedar Shake Siding 

Cedar Shake Siding

Hardie Board Cedar Shingle
Hardie Board Staggered Cedar Shake

Shown here is Hardie Board Siding with smooth finish and a clapboard style in rough cut cedar textured finish.

Hardie Board Smooth Finish
Hardie Board Textured Finish

Can I use different styles and types of siding on the same house?  Yes!

Can I use different styles and types of siding on the same house to create a unique and personalized look? Yes, absolutely.

Mixing and matching several types of Hardiplank siding allows you to create the exact look that you want.  You can mix several different types and styles to create your own personal space.  Strong, durable, weather resistant, insect resistant and very little maintenance for years and years to come.

Hardie Board Siding Clapboard and Cedar Shake

Note here homeowner has used Hardie Board clapboard style on the bottom of house and Hardie Plank Siding cedar shingles on the top for a beautiful rustic look.

The trim boards around the windows are also Hardi plank. Very nice look and exceptionally durable.

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Don't forget about your window and door trim. Most houses that have wooden window and door trim will benefit by replacing the trim when installing new siding.  By replacing the weather worn and water damaged soffit and trim, it will add new life to your home.  Talk about curb appeal, new trim is a must..

To see more information on Trim, click here.  Trim 

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Pictures of Homes Using Hardiplank 

Hardie Plank Siding

Hardie Plank Siding is the most popular brand of cement board siding in America and can be found in over 5.5 million homes.  The siding enhances and protects homes in all kinds of climates. It comes in a variety of textures from smooth to rough cedar cut.

It usually comes with a 50-year limited warranty and is both fire and termite resistant. Comes in many factory applied colors with up to 15-year color warranty.  

Strong enough to withstand harsh winters and strong coastal winds. 

It is made from concrete, sand, and costs about 40% more than typical vinyl siding costs. Usually priced around the $10 per square foot range.  

What is Hardie Board Siding

What is Hardie Board and why is it so good?

Hardie Board Siding is made from Portland cement, ground sand, cellulose fibers, select additives and water. It contains no asbestos, glass fibers or formaldehyde. 

Weather Resistance Siding for Harsh Weather

James Hardie Siding products are created for the different climates where you live. After studying the long-term effects that different climates have on siding, we created the HardieZone system, to ensure that you get the right product for your region.

  AZ5 products are made to resist wet, freezing conditions. HZ10 products protect homes from heat, humidity, blistering sun and more.

In the South HZ10 products have a semi-arid to arid climate with mild winters and hot summers with extreme UV exposure. Our HZ10 products are formulated with the highest raw materials to help resist cracking, splitting, rotting and swelling.

Region HZ5 has extreme seasonal temperature variations and year-round precipitation. Our HZ5 products are formulated with the highest quality raw materials and proprietary additives to reduce moisture intrusion. This helps prevent your siding from growing mold, shrinking, swelling, and cracking.

Hardie Board Siding Cost

The siding is made from concrete, sand, and costs about 40% more than typical vinyl siding costs.

Usually priced around the $10 per square foot range. However, this price could be affected by how many corners you have on your house, how many stories your have and whether you have any damage on exterior of house that needs to be repaired before Hardie board goes on.

The siding is heavy and requires more labor to install than regular vinyl siding. A 100 sq ft of Hardie board weights over 300 lbs. compared to 40-60 lb.'s for vinyl.  

To see more information on what Hardie Board Siding Cost to install on your house click here. Hardie Board Siding Cost.

Mr.Contractor Says

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If you think you might like one of these siding styles, make notes in your workbook and go over them with your contractor. 

Once you have picked out several types, styles, colors, thickness, and textures, sit down and ask your contractor for his input.  He does this type of work all the time and may offer you some money-saving tips.

Colors of Hardie Board Siding

Click below to download printable Colors of Hardie Board PDF brochure.

Hardie Board comes in a wide range of colors to choose from. To see a Color Chart PDF, click here: http://www.jameshardie.com/pdf/colorplus-color-combinations.pdf  

It can also come per-primed ready for you to paint your own color. This gives you unlimited color choices.  

Hardie Board can be painted almost any color you choose, unlimited color choices.

Hardie Board Siding vs Vinyl Siding

As you can see here, cement board siding is considerably thicker than vinyl siding. It is much stronger and can withstand hail, termites, cold winters and strong coastal winds.  

Vinyl siding also has advantages. It is lighter and easier to install, is considerably less expensive than cement board. Never has to be painted. Will not rot. Looks just like real wood. Can be done by the homeowner with handyman experience. 

Hardie Board should be installed by a professional installer. It is heavier and harder to work with than vinyl products. It is stronger than vinyl and will last for many years and give you low maintenance performance. 

Shown here is the cedar shake straight edge siding on a coastal setting. Strong, durable, can take strong winds and UV sunlight. Resists rot and mold which are common to wood siding.

Wherever you live, there is a Hardie Board Product that is right for your home and weather.

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Hardie Board Siding Northern Winters

Other Cement Board Sidings 

Cement board siding has become a main stay siding for areas where harsh weather, high winds, strong sun and maintenance is a concern. To see more about other    cement board sidings click here.

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