Vinyl Siding vs. James Hardie
There is a reason vinyl siding is piling up in landfills across America. The vinyl siding backer does not appreciatively protect against the hail storms we experience. Hail batters vinyl siding and high winds blow the product off the wall. There are thousands of homes across the Northeast that are on their third layer of vinyl siding in the last 10 years. Hardieplank stands up to hail amazingly. Its composition of Portland cement and cellulose fiber, along with the manufacturing process protects you from todayâ€™s severe weather. Vinyl siding warps as it ages, due to its composition, and does not hold color well at all. For those who care about the environment, vinyl siding is not a viable option.
Other Vinyl Siding melts or burns when exposed to a significant source of heat or flame, releases toxic fumes when burns, not eligible for non-combustibility insurance discounts.
The color of vinyl siding cannot be changed once installed, bland pastel colors recommended to delay fading, vinyl on different sides of the house fade at noticeably different rates, repairs/replacement pieces
are obvious, almost impossible to do partial homes because limited color options means often cannot match current color of other sides of the house.
Vinyl Siding: Thin, unnatural imitation wood look, overlapping seams, limited textures, decreases curb appeal and appreciation.
Vinyl Siding is brittle when cold, vulnerable to impact and/or wind damage, extreme weather causes expansion and/or contraction
Due to thinness of product, vinyl siding has difficulty maintaining its original shape, may warp or crack over time
Fossil fuels required as a component of vinyl siding
Research shows that within five years over half of homeownerâ€™s with vinyl siding would have considered a different siding method
JAMES HARDIE SIDING
Non-combustible, will not melt or release toxic fumes, eligible for some insurance discounts due to non-combustibility.
This siding can be painted in any color of the rainbow whenever desired, excellent color retention lasting many years. Or available with ColorPlus Technology which has a 15 year finish warranty.
Deep, realistic wood grain with less pattern repetition, available in various grain finishes, solid boards are more than five times the thickness of vinyl siding, increases curb appeal and appreciation, consistent beauty from porch to street
Designed to last a lifetime, withstands winds up to 130 MPH, 30-year nonprorated product warranty
Dimensionally stable, will not sag or lose its shape over time
Premium alternative, high-end, advanced technology, Natural compliment to stone and brick-work. Homeowners happy with their siding choice.