Choose Fiber Cement Board Siding For Your Florida Home
If you want the most durable siding option for your home in Florida, then James Hardie siding (commonly known as “Hardie Board”) is likely the right choice for you. Your home’s exterior must withstand constant exposure to weather elements such as UV rays, rain, and wind—and James Hardie’s fiber cement siding is up to this challenge.
What Are the Benefits of James Hardie Siding?
Formulated from a specialized blend of wood pulp, cement, water, and filler, Hardie Board siding is made to last for many years without sustaining the damage that plagues lesser siding materials. This composite siding:
Prevents Moisture Infiltration
Rain, condensation, and other sources of moisture take a major toll on siding materials such as wood. The siding absorbs the moisture and then will swell, crack, peel, rot, or sustain mold growth. Since James Hardie siding will not absorb moisture, it prevents these problems and does a better job of retaining its shape and beautiful exterior through the years.
Resists Damage Caused by Insects
Termites and carpenter ants can inflict serious damage on wooden siding materials and make replacement a necessity. In contrast, fiber cement siding is impervious to this damage and will retain its structural integrity no matter what these insects try to do to it.
Ensures Long-Lasting Color Retention
ColorPlus® Technology is a baked-on color option that helps protect against fading. James Hardie composite siding made with this technology can retain its color longer than other types of siding or even conventional house paint.
Minimizes Fire Risk
Fiber cement siding will not ignite, even when exposed to an open flame. In fact, it’s so fire-resistant that some insurance companies will even provide a discount on premiums for homeowners who have James Hardie siding installed.
Common Questions About James Hardie Siding
Choosing the right siding for your home is not always an easy process. While some homeowners know exactly what they want, others may have more questions before deciding. Some of the most common questions we receive about Hardie Board Siding include:
What Is Hardie Board Siding?
Hardie Board siding is a type of fiber cement siding designed by the renowned manufacturer James Hardie. It is incredibly durable and available in a wide range of colors and styles. When it comes to the colors of Hardie Board siding, you can choose from:
- Peaceful beiges
- Stormy grays
- Bold colors
Is Hardie Board Siding Waterproof?
Hardie Board siding is not waterproof; however, it is water resistant and will not deteriorate when wet.
Can You Put Hardie Board Over Wood Siding?
You can technically install Hardie Board over wood siding if the wood siding has a flat surface and meets certain requirements. Otherwise, it is best to replace the siding entirely with Hardie Board siding.
What Is the Life Expectancy of Hardie Board Siding?
Hardie Board siding is typically warranted for 30 years; however, it can last up to approximately 50 years if well cared for.
How Long Does it Take to Install Fiber Cement Siding?
While most Hardie Board siding contractors will offer a seven-to-14-day timeline for your siding installation, it is best to schedule a consultation with Morgan Exteriors for a more precise timeframe.
Contact Us Today
Want to give your house a makeover that will truly stand the test of time? Then choose Hardie Board for your siding replacement project. Contact Morgan Exteriors today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about the Hardie Board siding installation services that we offer throughout Florida. We proudly serve homeowners throughout the Orlando, Tampa, Lutz, Fort Myers, and Jacksonville, FL areas.