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If you are considering installing Hardieboard or Hardiplank siding on your home, you may be wondering what it is made of. Both of these products are made of fiber cement, which gives them a lot of advantages over traditional wood siding.

Fiber cement siding is a strong, durable material that can help protect your home from the elements. And Hardieboard is one of the best-known brands of this type of siding–so you can trust it to last.

In this blog post, we will discuss what Hardieboard is made of, as well as what its benefits are compared to other siding materials. As well, we will discuss some of the pros and cons of Hardiplank siding.

What is Hardie Board?

Hardie board, also known as Hardiplank siding, is a durable, long-lasting siding material that is popular among homeowners for its attractive appearance and excellent warranty. Hardieboard is manufactured by the James Hardie company.

What is Hardie Board Made Of?

Hardieboard siding is made of a combination of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. These materials are mixed together to create a durable material that can withstand extreme temperatures without fading or cracking. It has been designed to mimic the look of wood while providing superior protection against pests and weathering.

While many other fibre cement siding products are available on the market, James Hardie’s specific formulation includes proprietary additives that enhance the performance of the product. This formula has been tested to ensure that Hardieboard siding will not only stand up to extreme weather conditions but also retain its original shape over time.

Benefits of Using Hardieboard Siding

The fiber cement used in Hardieboard siding provides homeowners with many advantages over traditional siding materials. It is fire and termite-resistant, meaning it won't be damaged by these common pests. Additionally, it can hold up to extreme weather conditions such as heavy rain and wind without showing signs of wear and tear.

Hardieboard siding also has excellent insulation qualities which help keep homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It also requires little maintenance, meaning homeowners can spend more time enjoying their home instead of worrying about upkeep.

Hardiplank siding also comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures to match any style of architecture. No matter what kind of look you desire, Hardiplank siding has something that will fit your needs.

Still, one of the biggest benefits of Hardieboard siding is the 30-year non-prorated warranty that comes with it. This warranty includes both the materials and labor of installation, so you can rest assured your home will look its best for years to come. Additionally, James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology is warrantied against peeling, chipping, and cracking for 15 years, so you don't have to worry about fading and discoloration.

Drawbacks of Hardieboard Siding

While Hardieboard siding is an excellent choice for many applications, it does have a few potential drawbacks.

The first is the cost of installation. Hardie Board siding can be more expensive to install than other materials due to its durable nature and heavier weight. Additionally, Hardiplank siding requires additional fasteners and sealant that may add to the cost of installation.

The second is what Hardieboard siding is made from. Hardie Board siding is manufactured from cement, sand, and cellulose fibers, so it is heavier than other materials such as wood or vinyl. This makes the installation process more labor-intensive than other siding materials.  Additionally, the material itself is more susceptible to cracking under severe weather conditions.

Get Hardieboard on Your Home Today

At GS Exterior Experts, we are proud to offer Hardieboard siding for your home. We use James Hardie’s proprietary formulation that includes unique additives, giving you the highest quality product available.

With our experienced installation team, you can rest assured that your home will be well-protected for years to come. Get in touch today and let’s get started on giving your home the look and protection you deserve.

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