Hardie Plank Siding-What You’re Missing

Published By Superior Exterior Systems, LLC, 20 Nov 2018



Hardie Plank Siding-What You’re Missing

Hardie Plank is the most famous brand of a product that made its debut to the market not long ago, but has now become the industry’s gold standard. James Hardie siding comes off as masonry or wood but can withstand the harshest conditions and feels like concrete.

About Hardie Plank Siding

Hardie Plank is a brand that offers one of the best fiber cement siding in the market. The fiber cement is made up of cellulose (wood pulp) added to fly ash or silica. It is then tightly put together using Portland cement, which is activated using water in the manufacturing process.

Hardie Plank is today a top fiber cement product sold in four continents-Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. James Hardie siding is supposedly the cladding choice for about 15 percent of new homes built today. This popularity can be attributed to many things as we will briefly look into.

Multiple Siding Options

The real estate business is very competitive and the choice of architectural style is one thing that can make a home stand out. James Hardie offers a variety of siding styles making it possible to get a selection that complements the architectural style of your home.

The siding options available include Hardie Plank, Hardie shingle, Hardie Panel, Artisan and others. Of all the products, Hardie plank is the most sought. It is timeless, strong and sleek, qualities that make it blend well with different architectural designs.

Hardie plank features four profiles; Beaded Smooth, Beaded Cedarmill, Smooth and Cedarmill. It’s sold in long, horizontal strips. You should not confuse this with Hardie Panel which comes in vertical strips.

If you break a piece of this fiber-cement siding, you’ll find a delicate core entwined in wood fibers. This siding also has a wood grain appearance which is the result of embossed texturing (molding).

Embossing Hardie Plank serves two main purposes. It creates a beautiful wood grain look and secondly; it makes every board unique by visually distorting flat surfaces. The embossed woods have a rich look, but if you prefer a smooth texture, there’s that option too.

Increases the Value of a Home

Not many typing siding options are capable of returning your investment, but that’s not a worry with this fiber-cement. If you’re looking to sell your home, trust Hardie plank to help you claw back on at least 78 percent of your project cost.

Most homeowners choose Hardie plank for its wood resemblance. When you look at it closely, you’ll see the uniform pattern of the fairly shallow wood grain. Luckily not many people pay close attention to the siding so its grain is just perfect.

Apart from aesthetics, this siding is also fire resistant, which is a big boost to the value of any home. Although the wood in Hardie plank is combustible, the entire siding package does not feed flames. Investors definitely find it a better option to vinyl siding which is made from petroleum and is highly flammable.

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