Hardie board siding, made by James Hardie, is designed to allow you to give your home character. Hardie board, a generic name referring to all Hardie products, comes in a range of colours and various sizes. Your options include HardiePlank® lap siding, HardiePanel® siding, and HardieTrim® boards, allowing you to make virtually any vision a reality. It’s probably one of the most economical options if you want your exterior to have a high-end look.
Benefits of Hardie Board Siding
We really like Hardie board as a siding option. It’s a very good product for Calgary’s climate because it is engineered to breathe properly. The result is that it accommodates our rapid hot and cold cycles with minimal expansion and contraction.
Other benefits of HardiePanel® siding and HardiePlank® lap siding are that they are easy to maintain. The siding products come with a 30-year, non-prorated warranty and the trim comes with a 15-year, non-prorated warranty, giving you peace of mind.
Hardie board is made of a fiber cement, so your siding can stand up to almost anything. It’s non-combustible, giving your home an extra layer of fire protection. It’s also very resistant to hail.
Hardie Board Installation
Bear in mind that Hardie board siding is only as good as the installation. If it’s installed incorrectly, you may run into issues down the line. Additionally, like all siding, Hardie board is primarily a decorative product, designed to make your home look beautiful. You have to have a properly constructed building envelope underneath it.
Hardie Board Colours
With Hardie board siding, you have a lot of room to express yourself. There are sophisticated neutral colours, dramatic dark colours, whites and soft pastels, yellows and greens, serene blues and grey-blues, and vibrant reds and oranges.
James Hardie makes a point of bringing in new colours so people have fresh options to choose from. You can also choose siding that has the look of cedar or stucco.
Get the Exterior of Your Dreams
If you’re dreaming of giving your home a makeover and wondering if Hardie board siding would work on your home, give us a call. We’re not designers, but as experienced installers, we can help you determine if Hardie board is right for you.