Hardie Board Siding / Fiber Cement Siding
In past few years, Hardie Board siding has been going viral in homes across Canada. Hardie Board siding, named after James Hardie is also known as fiber cement siding. James Hardie is also the largest manufacturer of fiber cement siding.
The reduced maintenance times, the look of beautiful natural wood or brick, and the enhanced durability of fiber cement attract homeowners to this product.
Excess moisture, the number one problem in the Lower Mainland, does not affect properly installed Hardie Board which can endure lengths of over 40 years. Fiber cement is also well-known for its durability and can survive high impacts.
On other materials that contract or expand with changes in temperature, cracks can arise in paint. However, this will not happen with fiber cement siding. Hardie Board siding remains stable with temperature changes and any paint that is applied to it does not need to be sanded or scraped.
Hardboard siding can rot away areas near the foundation of your house; but this is not the case with fiber cement. Properly installed Hardie Board is not affected by natural factors such as insect swarms.
Many fiber cement siding manufacturers will give a warranty that safeguards against defects for periods of up to 30-50 years, making Hardie board siding a safe investment for your house.
Obtainable with Primer or as Pre-Painted
Hardie board siding can be painted manually, or paint/primer can be applied by the manufacturer. Paint/primer applied by the manufacturer has the advantage of lasting longer than conventionally applied paint.
Compared to other types of siding, fiber cement provides the best level of fire protection. Also, it is not combustible. These features may provide savings on your fire insurance.
Installation of Hardie Board
When installing any sort of siding you will want not want to compromise appearance for durability. With fiber cement siding, you won’t have to compromise, and you will save money while you’re at it. It is very important to have your siding installed by an experienced contractor. Although fiber cement is very durable, it still needs to be installed properly to avoid moisture seeping in and decreasing its lifespan. At House Smart Home Improvements, we always make sure to install your Hardie board with the greatest of care to ensure it lasts as long as it was designed to.
Areas of Service Include:
Vancouver, Surrey, Langley, Coquitlam, Delta, Richmond, Ladner, Tsawwassen, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, New Westminster, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Aldergrove, and more.