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Hardie board siding

Hardie board is a premier vinyl siding made of cement and wood fibers. This is sold as panels, with some models featuring a textured exterior for added detail and appeal.​Hardie board has several benefits including:

- Energy efficiency:
Hardie board will keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It resists heat transfer through the material, protecting your home from wear and tear caused by extreme weathers.

- Protection from water damage:

Hardie boards "breathe," allowing moisture to escape through pores at the surface while blocking outside air from seeping inside. Anyone who has ever had problems with peeling paint or mildew growth knows how important this feature is.

- Durable:

Hardie board is durable and able to withstand high winds and heavy rains.

Hardie board: using the right tools

With Hardie boards, it is essential to have the right tools for the job, including a good quality exterior caulk, sealant tape, aluminum corner beads, roofing nails (or equivalent), roof cement (or equivalent) and flashings/drip edge if necessary.

Hardie board siding has several benefits that make it an attractive choice for homeowners looking into vinyl siding options. Energy efficiency, durability and water resistance all make this product worth considering when replacing old siding or installing new walls on your house. Wesley Chapel Siding can help you decide if Hardie board siding is right for your home and will go over the installation process with you.

Interesting facts about Hardie board siding

Did you know?

- Certain types of Hardie board offer textured finishes that can include small grooves or beads for added detail and interest

- Hardie board is the only siding product that carries a lifetime warranty against algae growth and color loss

- Jim Hardie began making his cement wall panels in 1915. He founded James Hardie Siding ten years later, naming it after himself

- Hardie board is available in several colors, including beige, brown and gray. Even white is available for an extra charge

Pro Tip:
When it comes to new siding projects, your gutters are just as important as your walls. Keeping them clear of debris will help ensure proper drainage, which means no leaks down the road -- all while protecting your foundation from water damage.

If you have recently had a gutter cleaning done or are concerned about how clean they are clogged can get inside the rain spout, you may want to consider installing new gutter covers on top of your existing gutters if they are in good shape. The added benefit of these is their extremely low maintenance.

If you would like more information about installing Hardie board siding in your home, contact Wesley Chapel Siding today at (813) 680-2749​.

FAQ's about Hardie board siding installation

Is Hardie Board Siding right for my home?

Everyone has different tastes, but the energy efficiency and durability of Hardie Board are hard to beat. It will keep your exterior strong against weather damage while maintaining a professional finish that will look great for years to come.

How long does it take to install Hardie Board on my house?

On average, most homes can have their new siding put on in just two or three days.

Is Hardie Board expensive?

The cost will vary depending how many square feet you need and the type of Hardie Board you choose. For example, a 1-inch bead board will typically cost about $.25 per square foot, while a textured finish costs an additional $.10 per square foot to install. However, prices fluctuate constantly so check with Wesley Chapel Siding for our latest pricing.

How long does Hardie Board last?

It can last anywhere from 15 to 50 years, depending on your location and weather conditions

Pro Tip: Many types of Hardie Board Siding are available with textured finishes such as small beads for added detail and interest. Some homeowners decide to line their walls with boards that have different textures in alternating colors or patterns for a unique look that's all their own.

How do I maintain my siding?

As long as you take care of your siding when needed, you should be able to enjoy it for many years to come. That said, an occasional pressure wash to remove built-up dirt or debris will help keep your house looking great and prevent cracks in the material from forming.

What is the warranty on Hardie Board Siding?

Lifetime! While ordinary vinyl might last 20 or 30 years, this type of siding can remain attractive and weatherproof for half a century.

​Is Hardie Board resistant to mold, mildew and algae?

Yes. This is because the material is actually made out of cement, natural minerals, sand and additives that are non-toxic to humans.

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