What Do You Need To Know About HardiePlank Lap Siding?

What Do You Need To Know About HardiePlank Lap Siding?

HardiePlank Lap Siding creates an exceptional house envelope. It has deep embossing, giving it the aesthetics of natural wood siding. Unlike some fiber cement siding options, it can easily be painted.

Although it’s a little pricey, this siding offers excellent resale value. Moreover, this Hardie Siding product is highly fire-resistant. It’s made from a combination of cement-based materials and cellulose fibers and comes in long horizontal strips. 

Impressive Energy Efficiency and Fire Resistance

HardiePlank Lap Siding is designed to ensure a certain level of energy efficiency. The material is also considered fire-resistant, but not entirely fireproof. In other words, it does not produce combustibles when exposed to fire. 

The Aesthetics of HardiePlank Siding

HardiePlank siding is partly wood and partly mineral. However, the wood content does not influence the distinctive wood grain appearance. The aesthetic look is the result of embossed texturing which creates a reasonable simulation of wood grains. The embossing visually breaks up the siding’s flat surfaces and gives every board a richer appearance. James Hardie offers a smooth texture as well.

The Lifespan of HardiePlank Siding

HardiePlank siding lasts up to 50 years or longer. With the proper upkeep, your James Hardie fiber cement siding can outlast its 30-year warranty. While it’s far heavier than vinyl, aluminum, or wood, it is highly durable and only needs fresh paint every ten to twenty years to keep looking great. While carpenter ants and termites are a huge problem for wood siding, HardiePlank siding is resistant to insects.

Cost of Fiber Cement Siding

HardiePlank is a quality fiber-cement siding, making it more expensive than vinyl siding. Typically, HardiePlank is approximately three times more costly than vinyl siding. Suppose you factor in the cost of painting HardiePlank siding, the price difference increases. And with the extra weight of fiber cement siding, the installation cost is also usually higher. Fortunately, you can recoup the high upfront cost in the long run due to the durability of fiber cement and the exceptional resale value. More importantly, working with a certified siding contractor such as Moss Roofing can ensure the siding is installed correctly to provide durable covering. With more than 25 years of experience under our belt, we’ve built a reputation we can be proud of, always placing our customers’ needs ahead of ours. Contact us today to schedule a free siding consultation!

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