With spring approaching, many of us are looking to spruce up our homes. The first thing that can make a significant difference is the exterior finish of a home. A growing trend, because of its known durability, is cement siding. Hardie board siding, also known as cement board siding, was created by James Hardie. It can masquerade as wood or masonry, but hold up to the harshest environment like concrete.
Here are some pros:
Most hardie board siding comes with a 50-year limited transferable warranty. It is completely rot and insect resistant and can handle extreme weather, including salt spray from the ocean.
Hardie board siding can be made to mimic just about any other siding material. For example, wood lap boards, cedar shingles and wood shake siding. It can also be painted. If you change your mind after a decade and want a different color, it can be changed. The color options are virtually unlimited. The colors are typically accompanied by a 10 to 15 year warranty on the finish.
Hardie board siding is 90 percent sand and cement, which makes it fire resistant.