What Is Hardie Board Siding

Hardie Board remains the number one siding in America and continues to be the top of the line fiber cement siding. Fiber cement is a composite material comprised of cellulose wood fibers, sand, and water. As such, it is a durable material designed to mimic wood. Hardie Board is also engineered for climate, which makes it a versatile fiber cement for any region of the country. But as with any siding product, it has major benefits as well as its negatives. Here are the pros and cons of choosing Hardie Board siding for your home.

Hardie siding protects millions of homes in the United States, and there is a reason for that. The list of pros surrounding this premium housing material is long. It gives homeowners benefits that many other forms of siding simply cannot.


Perhaps the most well-known and sought-after benefit of Hardie Board is its durability. With its fiber cement makeup, it can withstand almost any element or weather condition from mother nature. Its resistance to the elements makes it fit seamlessly into almost any climate.

Hardie siding is waterproof, fire resistant, and pest and insect resistant, which means that not only will the siding last, but it will protect the interior of your home for longer, without warping or breaking.


Hardie Board siding is not only durable, but it’s also long-lasting. It has a longer lifespan than almost every other siding material option available. Fiber cement will never rot, and it doesn’t buckle or warp. James Hardie products also come with a 30- to 50-year warranty. With proper installation and care, your siding will have a warrantied replacement, or it may never need the replacement at all.

Lasting Color

Unlike wood siding, which needs to be repainted every couple of years, Hardie Board requires fewer paint jobs across its lifespan. The baked-on ColorPlus® technology that James Hardie® uses to coat its products keeps colors locked in and vibrant longer. It does not fade and is less likely to scratch.

Attractiveness and Variety

Hardie siding is a beautiful siding choice. It has grooves and grains that are designed to mimic the look of wood. This produces the attractiveness that real wood provides a home, but without the time-consuming care. It also provides a vast variety of design options, from vertical and horizontal paneling with smooth or rough texture to shingles and stucco. The number of options allows homeowners to achieve whatever look they desire for their property.

Environmentally Friendly

In 2017, the Green Builder Media annual Readers’ Choice survey named James Hardie the “Greenest Siding Brand” for the sixth year in a row. This is because James Hardie uses sustainable practices and natural materials in the makeup of its products. 

Storm Resistance

Strong winds and hail can cause damage to siding. However, the makeup and strength of fiber cement make Hardie Board siding more resistant to heavy impacts. It will not crack or dent and is one of the best ways to protect the exterior from storm damage.

A Low Maintenance Exterior for Years to Come

Don’t waste your time and money on lackluster forms of siding that are difficult to maintain. Hardie siding’s benefits are simply a phone call away. Our expert team is trained to install Hardie Board, making the process seamless and smooth. Schedule a FREE consult by calling us at (904)396-5000 to find out if Hardie Board siding is the best option for your home.

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