A Fresh Look for Your Home: James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding in a Variety of Colors
If you’ve noticed a neighbor in New England redo their siding in the past five years, there’s a good chance their new siding is made from fiber cement. James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding is one of the most popular up-and-coming choices we see for siding in New England, as it offers some major advantages in maintenance and durability compared to some other popular choices like wood or vinyl siding.
Composed of Portland cement and cellulose, James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding comes prefinished and matches the great look of finished wood siding, but fiber cement siding holds paint up to three times longer than wood when installed properly, and does not run the risk of rotting, splitting, or cracking. That translates directly into less maintenance over time and higher potential resale value for you, the homeowner. When compared to vinyl, James Hardie Fiber Cement is five times thicker and allows for deeper grooves that give an authentic wood-grain finish. While we do pride ourselves on the aesthetics of our professional vinyl installations here at Solid State Construction, vinyl undeniably has some limitations in terms of durability. When we talk on the scale of decades, vinyl can warp over time, and it also melts in fire, which are a disadvantages not posed by James Hardie Fiber Cement siding.
Here are some examples of the great look of possible colors and designs for James Hardie Fiber Cement siding, taken from houses that chose Solid State Construction for their professional installation: