The value of Fiber Cement Siding in House Renovations!

We’re very excited that our newest project will include complete new exterior siding with HardiePlank® lap siding. With its strength, beauty and durability, HardiePlank® siding enhances and protects homes in all kinds of climates—and now, with the HardieZone™ System, it provides siding with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used!!   

Hardie plank looks like lumber but is actually a composite consisting of cement, fiberglass, wood fibre and water, creating a tough, insulating, color fast product being used instead of lumber in many home renovations and buildings

All HardiePlank® lap siding comes in a variety of looks and textures, and we chose the “Smooth Lap Siding” board which looks like smooth clapboard, the most historically correct for the home’s vintage.  Plus, HardiePlank® lap siding comes with a 30-year nonprorated, transferable, limited warranty.  You can’t beat that!

The house, which had previously been covered in a pretty awful grey vinyl siding appeared non-descript and mousy.   When finished, in its new color “Cobblestone” with new, additional window details, sparkling white trim and new black (functioning) shutters, this old house will have stepped in to the 21st Century (in terms of being more maintenance free) while holding on to its traditional look in this historic town of Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

This pictures the house “before”…..Note: the mousy gray vinyl siding even had “moss” growing on it!







The picture (below) shows the house stripped of both the vinyl AND the original wooden clapboard.

 Below:  The new “Hardie siding going half way up the front of the house.

Pictured below:  They have the new Hardie Plank “clapboard” exterior siding! And note the new copper/coping detailing too!

IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO REPAINT OR RE-SIDE YOUR OWN HOME….Here are just a few of things to consider when you are thinking of re-siding your home or renovation project:

Protections it offers:  Fire: due to it’s cement composition and non combustible exterior, homeowners can better prepare for fire prevention. Hurricanes:  property damage from hurricanes can be huge.  This siding’s impact resistance is the reason it has often been included in hurricane zone building codes.  The protection offered can result in lower homeowner insurance premiums (14% lower on average) compared to vinyl siding.

Durability:  This siding resists severe climates.  It is warranted not to rot, warp or delaminate, and it is 5 times thicker than vinyl siding.  Vinyl siding is not nailed to your home but rather hung loosely to allow for contraction and expansion and can allow moisture to build up behind panels, potentially damaging your home’s structure.

Avoid Paint’s Pitfalls!  Applied in the factory (rather than at your home), you avoid the scraping and chipping and mess involved with painting normal wood (and you don’t have to wait for warm, dry weather to have it installed…ours is going on in February!   Since it is made of fiber cement it will hold on to its color 4 times longer than wood, reducing your overall maintenance costs, without compromising aesthetics.   The factory applied color (more than 2 coats) is environmentally controlled and baked on, making it fade resistant gives the highest level of consistency.

Warranty:  Up to 30 year limited transferrable product warranty, as well as a 15 year finish warranty covering both paint and labor!

Accoroding to REMODELING MAGAZINE, for the 6th Year in a Row, Re-Siding Your Home with Fiber Cement is the #1 Return on Investment.

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  1. Great Photos! Thanks for sharing this article

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