Create the Home you’ve Always Wanted with James Hardie Products

 House exterior photo with james hardie siding in Northbrook

We’ve all got our ideas about what a “perfect” home is. Even people who are seemingly cut from the same clothe will have wildly different designs for their new home or a home remodel. Fortunately, James Hardie products come in a variety of styles, colors and patterns, giving homeowners the ability to bring quality products into their designs.

What siding is best for me?

Bringing new siding into your design will offer a number of advantages, from heating and cooling savings to giving your home a brand new look and appeal.

Perhaps one of the most popular siding options in America today is the HardiePlank lap siding by James Hardie. Part of the reason for this is because this type of siding looks great on a variety of architectural designs. Furthermore, the lap siding comes in a number of colors and textures, which means you have options that will allow you personalize your home.

If you’re going for a warmer, rustic look, you can use HardieShingle siding, which offers the look and feel of cedar shingles. The advantage, aside from a classic attractiveness, is that these shingles resist warping, splitting and rotting.

James Hardie also has vertical siding, panels and boards that bring all the advantages of having a Hardie product.

Speaking of advantages, what makes James Hardie products so beneficial? Let’s explore that question:

  • Moisture and rot resistance – Hardie products stand out from competitors as they are engineered to withstand damage from moisture
  • Durability – Hardie products are also created to stand up to the punishment your specific climate dishes out, allowing the products to look great for many years
  • Fire resistant – Hardie siding will not ignite when exposed to flame, and it will also not contribute as a fuel source for an existing fire
  • Pest resistant – unlike wood composite siding, which takes a beating from birds and insects, Hardie siding is produced using fiber cement, which offers little to no appeal to termites, birds and other pests

Why not vinyl?

If you’ve ever seen a home’s siding that appears misshapen, warped and buckled, you’re probably looking at a vinyl-sided home. While vinyl siding manufacturers have stepped up their game in recent years, it still doesn’t hold a candle to the structural properties of James Hardie siding, which is manufactured with materials that don’t warp, buckle or curl.

For home remodel projects that are under an extremely tight budget, vinyl siding looks appealing because it’s usually much less costly that better performing products. However, vinyl siding is not maintenance free, does not get recycled, will not reduce your energy bills, and it might reduce the value of your home. Furthermore, vinyl siding is not good for the environment. You get a better return on investment with a quality product like James Hardie siding.

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At VIS Exterior, we proudly carry a variety of James Hardie products. Regardless of the size and scope of your home remodel project, we are qualified to get the job done. We also offer a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. With around a thousand successful roofing and siding projects in Naperville and surrounding areas under our belts, VIS has a firm reputation as the go-to contractor for your siding, window, gutter and roofing needs.

Val Slajus
Owner / Author
Val Slajus

My journey began with a passion for home improvement, and I established VIS Exterior because I firmly believe that everyone deserves to live in a beautiful home. With years of experience in the roofing and siding craft, I'm dedicated to helping you enhance the protection and aesthetics of your home. Through this blog, I'm excited to share my knowledge and insights, empowering you to make informed decisions when planning your next exterior renovation project.

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