Are Hardie Siding Boards Worth the Cost?

Oct 14, 2015

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Are Hardie siding boards worth the cost? The short answer is yes. Hardie Siding Boards are well worth the initial cost of installation and provide good return on investment (ROI) over the course of several years. The mere fact that Hardie Siding Boards are fiber-cement boards makes them a profitable purchase.

For instance, the Cost-Value Report of Remodeling Magazine reveals that fiber-cement siding has consistently provided the highest ROI of all home improvement and exterior remodeling projects. How consistently you ask? For eight years straight! Re-siding homes with fiber-cement siding has been the most profitable project for eight years in a row.

That speaks volumes about the benefits of fiber-cement siding, doesn’t it? Add to these benefits the advantages brought on by the prestigious James Hardie brand, and you have all the reasons why Hardie Siding Boards are undeniably worth the cost. Here’s a quick rundown of those reasons:

James Hardie Siding Boards provide premium appearance with low maintenance

Appearance is one of the primary concerns of homeowners during exterior remodeling. It’s easy to see why. The benefit with James Hardie is that its siding boards can be made to mimic just about any siding material you like. Want cedar shingles siding but can’t afford it? James Hardie has you covered. Want premium wood shake siding but it’s out of your budget? James Hardie has you covered.

Compared to other siding board brands, James Hardie also provide a larger choice of color as well as better finish. The choice of colors is virtually unlimited! Impressed? Don’t be just yet. Not only is James Hardie cheaper and more versatile than traditional wood siding, it is also more convenient. The boards come with a best-in-industry 15-year paint warranty on the finished product.

So with James Hardie siding boards, you can forget about the paint wearing off, and you having to fix it, for more than a decade! With traditional wood siding on the other hand, you would have to start repainting anywhere between three and five years.

They are fireproof and can very well last a lifetime

James Hardie siding boards are 90 percent cement and sand, which makes them fire resistant. In addition, the typical boards come with a 50-year limited warranty, thanks to the board’s strong resistance against termites, rotting, cracking and other common siding problems.

James Hardie Siding Boards are ideal for Kansas City

Weather conditions in the Midwest are harsh to say the least. Kansas City in particular is no stranger to
extreme swings in hot and cold temperatures as well as a host of natural calamities such as blizzards, dust storms, ice storms, and tornadoes to name a few. The climate warrants strong siding material, which can withstand the brute force and extremities of temperature. James Hardie siding boards provide just that! They can effectively withstand hail, storm, hurricane, and other weather conditions that Kansas City puts them through without getting damaged.

The final verdict — Indeed, James Hardie siding boards are not the cheapest options around. They typically cost around 40 percent more than vinyl siding. However, they are without any doubt well worth the cost of initial installation.


If you know you want to get your home exterior project done, but are feeling stress about paying for it all at once, we can help.

Our financing partner, GreenSky, has sensible payment plans that work for homeowners who prefer to pay in installments. You can also ask your JoCo Siding & Window Co. sales representative about the details!

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