Which Home Improvement Investment Gives You the Highest ROI?

Perhaps you are considering various home improvements this spring. Perhaps you want to know what kind of investment you can put into your home to really increase its value. Did you know that installing James Hardie siding can give you a higher ROI than even adding another bathroom to your home?

Of course, everyone loves more bathrooms. Everyone always wants their own bathroom. When a house is listed for sale, the amount of bedrooms and the number of bathrooms are listed front and center. So, you might be wondering, how are we making this major claim that siding can give you a higher return on your investment than another bathroom?

We take this information from Remodeling Magazine, which publishes an annual Cost vs/ Value report. This report ranks which home improvement projects have the highest direct return on investment for home owners at time of resale.


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James Hardie® Fiber Cement Siding has won for the past 7 years straight (2004-2011).

1. Plus which, in HGTV’s “20 Ways to Add Value to Your Home,” they list “Spruce up the siding” as #1.

2. And, as if that wasn’t enough, Money Magazine singles out HardiePlank® siding as a great value; a smart investment that delivers on durability.


Why James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding?

Let’s talk about what James Hardie siding can do for your home. Let’s talk about how this investment will pay itself off. And let’s start with the green benefits.

To be green, a product has to be durable. Otherwise, it will need to be frequently replaced and there’s simply nothing green about that.

James Hardie’s Fiber Cement Siding resists rotting, moisture damage, mold, warping and delamination.

It’s a whopping five times thicker than vinyl siding, making it wholly resistant to hail damage, and if that’s not enough, it can even be installed in such a way as to withstand hurricane winds up to 150 MPH.

James Hardie products incorporate natural, sustainable ingredients that are low in toxicity.
Adding James Hardie fiber cement siding to your home adds a whole new, efficient layer of insulation, keeping your home more comfortable all year long and cutting down on your energy bills.

The fiber cement that James Hardie® Siding is constructed from does not undergo the same amount of expansion and contraction that wood-based and vinyl sidings do. Why is this important? Because James Hardie Siding is able to hold onto paint three to four times longer than wood siding, reducing maintenance costs and staying beautiful for that much longer.

Of course, none of that would make any difference if their products weren’t also gorgeous, affordable, and available in a wide range of color choices and style choices. So, if you are looking for a home improvement investment that will give you serious ROI, look no further than James Hardie Siding!

Martin Faith is a proud Scotsman, business owner, and home improvement expert. In 2002, after an unfortunate experience with a local contractor and a siding project gone wrong, Martin decided to start his own home improvements company. His goal was to help other homeowners avoid having to suffer through the same experience. He founded Scottish Home Improvements, a customer-focused siding company based in Denver. Martin's small business grew rapidly and today is the largest siding company in the state. With an A+ Rating from the BBB, recognition as a Preferred James Hardie Elite Contractor, and over fifteen years of experience, Scottish Home Improvements is the number one trusted source for residential and commercial siding in Colorado.