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Is James Hardie Siding Worth It? Why It’s the Best

Is James Hardie Siding Worth It? Why It’s the Best

James Hardie siding is an industry leader. They are first in fiber cement siding. They created it and have innovated it since the 1980s. Fiber siding is among the most enduring, economical and practical options that you have within the siding world.  You manufacture it by using water, cement, sand and wood fiber. As a result, James Hardie siding products are:

  • Sturdy.
  • Fire and weather resistant.
  • Impervious to chips, cracks and splits.
  • Inedible and inhospitable to pests.
  • Low maintenance.
  • Manufactured with local products.
  • Environmentally friendly, producing lower levels of greenhouse emissions.

James Hardie’s own website lists several reasons why James Hardie siding is worth it when compared to its competitors. We will list those reasons here and hope that you will choose James Hardie siding for your next siding project.


James Hardie siding products have been approved for fire-resistance rated construction. They offer a non-combustible home exterior. It doesn’t make your home fire-proof, but rather fire-resistant and will come in handy if this tragedy ever strikes your home. James Hardie siding also has impact resistance against hail and windblown debris so that it has been specified by hurricane-zone building codes for using in building homes in hurricane-, tornado- and wildfire-prone areas.


James Hardie fiber cement siding is built to last against cracking, rotting, hail damage, termites and more.  Remember that we don’t control the weather. The best we can do is pick building materials that resists certain climates and damage from precipitation. James Hardie siding does that. It resists rotting, warming and delamination. It’s 5 times thicker than vinyl siding which makes it very resistant to hail damage. It can also be installed to withstand up to 150 mph winds.

Not only is the material durable but the paint used on James Hardie siding products lasts longer than wood siding. Fiber cement siding doesn’t expand or contract like wood or vinyl do. They also paint the product on their site, not yours, so the paint is more durable and the finish more professional. You shouldn’t need to repaint anything for about 7 – 8 years.


James Hardie siding is environmentally sustainable and uses products that are ‘green’ because they incorporate natural ingredients that are low in toxicity. Their products aren’t endangered either. They last longer than other products too. They have ten different manufacturing facilities in the country and this helps reduce the environmental impacts resulting from a long transportation of materials. Fiber cement allows for air circulation and doesn’t inhibit drainage.

Lifetime Value

James Hardie Siding products with ColorPlus Technology have a longer paint cycle that can save you about $5,000 (on average) over 15 years. They give you a high ROI (return on investment) and superior siding for remodeling projects. There are lower homeowner insurance premiums – about 14% – compared to vinyl siding. There’s no need to hire an on-site painting contractor. You get up to a 30 year limited transferrable product warranty as well as a 15 year finish warranty that covers both paint and labor. You don’t have to wait for optimal weather conditions to finish and start enjoying your James Hardie siding on your home.


21st Century Painting & Roofing works exclusively with James Hardie Siding. It is our preferred method of siding a home. We offer up to $1,000 off of James Hardie Siding as a general promotion so make sure to ask us about it when you call.  We can be reached at (512) 219-0342 for more information.