Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors installs several types of siding on homes in Connecticut. One choice that is becoming increasingly popular with homeowners is Hardie siding, otherwise known as cement board siding. Connecticut homeowners choose HardieShingle® and HardiePanel® siding for several reasons.
Hardie siding is long-lasting. It generally comes with a 50-year limited transferable warranty. Hardie siding is completely rot and insect resistant. Since it is 90 percent sand and cement, it is fire-resistant. It can also withstand salt spray if a house is located near the ocean.
Hardie siding can be manufactured to mimic the appearance of other types of siding, such as wood lap boards, cedar shingles, and wood shakes. It comes in a nearly limitless array of colors and usually has a 10- or 15-year warranty on the finish.
Hardie siding can stand up to severe weather. It will not be damaged by heavy rain, strong winds, or hail.
Hardie siding weighs significantly more than vinyl siding. Because of this, installation requires more planning, a bigger labor force, and more time. These factors can make it more expensive to install than other types of siding.
Hardie siding requires routine maintenance. Although the siding itself generally comes with a 50-year warranty, the warranty for the finish is only 10 or 15 years. It will need to be repainted periodically.
If you need new siding for your home, Hardie siding is a good choice. With its long warranty and resistance to insects, rot, and fire, it is a worthwhile investment. Contact Connecticut Gutter & Exteriors to learn more about this long-lasting siding option.