Comparing James Hardie Siding to Alternatives

At Scottish Home Improvements, we truly want the best for our clients. We believe that as your siding contractor, it’s our job to make sure that you’re educated about all aspects of your project, including your siding options. While there are many different types of siding out there, the one that we recommend the most is James Hardie Fiber Cement. In our experience, James Hardie Fiber Cement is one of the best options for Denver area homes in terms of both performance and durability. While other siding choices may seem like vinyl or wood may seem appealing due to their price or appearance, it’s important to take into consideration the risks of installing these less durable options. There are many fiber cement products that can achieve the same beautiful appearance without causing the worries of expensive maintenance or potential damage to your home.


James Hardie Products Vs. Vinyl

Because vinyl is relatively inexpensive, it’s often a first choice for owners of multifamily properties and investment homes. However, because vinyl is not nearly as durable as other options like fiber cement, it can also be more easily dented and damaged and costs from repairs and maintenance can add up quickly over the lifetime of a home. Melting, cracking, and warping are all common problems that occur with vinyl sided homes.

James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding is not only more durable than vinyl, it’s also more aesthetically pleasing, a factor that can be quite beneficial in terms of boosting the resale value of a home or property. In addition, fiber cement is also thicker than vinyl and therefore has deeper grooves and a more authentic wood like appearance.


James Hardie Products Vs. Wood

Many people find wood siding charming because of it’s natural, rustic appearance. However, when homeowners discover the high level of upkeep that’s required for maintaining wood, they are typically disappointed. Wood siding is particularly vulnerable to moisture and therefore must be inspected and cleaned regularly to prevent it from rotting or molding. In addition, wood siding can be problematic for homes located in mountain, plains, or forest areas because it can catch fire very easily.

James Hardie fiber cement siding and trim products are a great alternative to wood siding because they’re more durable but equally just as aesthetically pleasing. Unlike wood, James Hardie fiber cement will not crack, fade, or deteriorate over time and is also fire, moisture, and weather resistant.


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