James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding Vs. Vinyl Siding

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Choosing new siding for your house is an extremely important decision. Each option for new siding comes with its pro’s and con’s and when all is said and done only you can know what product will fit your budget, needs and wants for your home. However, as a siding company, Colorado siding knows the good the bad and the ugly about nearly every type of siding and we can say with authority that James Hardie Fiber Cement siding is by far the best product for homes, especially those with values over 180k. There are four distinct factors that brought us to this conclusion:

Durability: James Hardie Fiber cement siding is far and away the most durable product on the market. It resists rot, pests, freezing cold weather and even fire. Vinyl siding, on the other hand, can get brittle and crack in winter, resulting in a need for repair or replacement.

Maintenance: Beyond physical durability, aesthetically, James Hardie’s fiber cement siding has the added benefit of ColorPlus® Technology—a baked-on color option that resists fading—your siding will look great for a very long time without excessive maintenance.

Energy Efficiency: Heating and cooling account for 50 to 70% of the energy used on average in America. Compared to vinyl siding James Hardie Fiber Cement siding offers better air tightness and reduced heat transfer, which means better efficiency and lower energy bills for your home

Cost: Although James Hardie siding is not the cheapest siding on the market, it is well worth the investment. Paying more for a siding that will last longer, has minimal maintenance and saves you money on your heating and cooling is a wise long term investment.

The differences between James Hardie Fiber Cement siding and vinyl siding are pretty distinct and the clear winner between the two is James Hardie. Finding the right contractor to install your new siding is just as important as the siding itself. Colorado Siding is one of Colorado’s premier siding installers with over a decade of experience and an A+ rating with the BBB. Contact us today for a free siding estimate and see the difference experience makes!