House siding is the perfect way to make the exterior of your home pop and increase curb appeal.

Fiber cement siding features a masonry aesthetic—just like wood or stucco—but at a much lower price point. Throughout the past few decades, fiber-cement has become a very popular choice for a wide variety of homeowners, as this particular siding is relatively low maintenance, created with termite resistant and non-flammable materials. It is also available is a wide range of textures, styles, and colors. Perhaps most importantly, high-quality fiber cement typically lasts an impressive 25 to 50 years.

Not all siding companies specialize in James Hardie Fiber Cement siding, so make sure you check the company website (HERE) to find a qualified siding company in your area.  James Hardie invented fiber cement more than 30 years ago and has spent in excess of $100 million in research and development on their product. James Hardie continues to invest in product advancements today and is proud to be known as America’s most popular siding choice.

There is a myriad of reasons to select James Hardie fiber cement siding over vinyl or wood competitors. First off, James Hardie not only features a much richer appearance, complete with a more authentic wood grain look thanks to deeper ornamental grooves, but the product itself is five times thicker than vinyl counterparts.

This means added safety for the homeowner. It is important to remember that vinyl can melt easily during a house fire—or simply baking in the afternoon sun. Thankfully, James Hardie products are noncombustible. While vinyl siding may break or crack from years out in the elements, James Hardie products successfully resist melting, sagging, and warping—plus it won’t become a feast for a swarm of termites or mold in particularly muggy climates. James Hardie fiber cement siding is built to stand the test of time against the elements. It is formulated to better resist damage from moisture, humidity, freezing temperatures, fires and pests that break down other, less durable siding materials. Investing in James Hardie siding can mean decades of protection without labor-intensive maintenance.