Weather Proof | Pest Proof | Fire Proof | Low Maintenance
Hardie board, also known as fiber cement siding, is the most popular siding choice among homeowners. Made from a combination of cement and cellulose fibers, hardie board siding has the look of traditional cedar siding, but is low maintenance, and highly durable.
If your house has existing cedar siding, you probably experience some of these issues:
- Cracking, warping and splitting
- Pests and birds
- Repainting every 3-5 years
- High risk exposure to fire
Hardie board siding can help you eliminate all of the problems above. The composite material is resistance against moisture and rot. Its composition is resistant to any type of natural swelling, splitting, warping, cracking or rotting. For your peace of mind, James Hardie backs up its substrate boards with a 30-year warranty. In addition, because of the cement component within the composition, Hardie board also offers protection against pests, bird pecking, and fire.
Pests and birds are a common issue among homeowners in Vancouver, especially for those who has cedar siding and live close to parks and forests. Hardie board siding can eliminate this problem. As a composite material, hardie board does not attract birds and pests; the cement mixture also makes the material much tougher to penetrate.
Hardie board is a non-combustible material. It will not ignite under fire, nor will it contribute as a fuel. Hardie board’s ability to withstand and protect homes against fire is a competitive advantage cedar and vinyl siding competes with. Because of this, you may also get a discount from your insurance company if you choose to reside your home with Hardie board siding.
Versatile Architectural Options
Hardie board is a highly versatile siding material. They come in a variety of different styles mimicking almost any pattern and architecture design. They can come in smooth finish, or cedar mill finish. You may use Hardie for a more classic and craftsman style home, or you may use Hardie to achieve a modern and minimalistic look. They can come in 12’ length planks, ranging from 4’’ to 7’’ exposure; or in shingles, straight edged or staggered; or in large 4×8, 4×10 panels to achieve board and batten, or commercial panel style.
You may also choose to get primed boards versus Color Plus boards. James Hardie’s Color Plus program offers pre-finished siding with curated color options giving homeowner the benefit of a superior paint finish, and save time and money painting their homes. They use baked-on bond and UV resistant paint achieving a consistent finish throughout, and back up the paint finish with a 15-year warranty.
Silverline has worked with hundreds of homeowners, custom homebuilders, and building envelope consultants to complete their exterior. Our process starts with a free in-home consultation. We will identify any potential envelope weak spots, and help you with design ideas. We take pride in our professionalism, and guarantee our workmanship. We strive to give you the best exterior renovation experience, and have since built our reputation one customer at a time. We are the winner of Best of HomeStar awards 4 years in a row, and we continue to grow and welcome any customer feedbacks. If you are thinking of residing your home, give us a call today for your free consultation.
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