James Hardie Siding
One of the nation’s most popular siding manufacturer’s, James Hardie develops top-of-the-line fiber cement siding. Hardie products are well known for their exceptional durability and striking color, as well as their classic, timeless design. Zeeland Lumber & Supply is pleased to offer their full line of siding options, as well as James Hardie soffit and trim boards.
Benefits of James Hardie Siding
James Hardie invented fiber cement siding over 30 years ago, and they’ve spent just as many years testing, improving, and developing their product to ensure they’re always delivering the best siding on the market. Here are a few of the reasons James Hardie siding is so popular:
Fiber Cement Product
James Hardie invented fiber cement and was the first to develop a fiber cement siding. This material looks better than wood or vinyl and performs better too. It’s thicker than vinyl, resists warping, sagging, melting, and cracks, and comes with a 30-year warranty. It’s really that good.
Unlike both vinyl and wood, fiber cement is non-combustible. That means it resists fire better than any other siding material out there and can help protect your home in the event of a fire.
Weather and Pest Resistant
Because fiber cement is not a natural material like wood, it does not attract pests. It’s also non-porous, and thicker than vinyl, making it resistant to swelling, cracking, and damage from mold. We should also mention it’s hail-damage resistant.
Fiber cement is engineered differently, to be more durable and long-lasting. As such, it’s a little bit thicker, allowing for deep wood grain designs that mimic the look of natural material. This offers a more elegant design than vinyl.
More Durable Than Wood
Fiber cement is a unique material. Because it’s not naturally porous, it outperforms wood and engineered wood in durability and weather resistance. It’s resistant to mold, won’t warp or crack, and when you choose a ColorPlus siding option, its color won’t fade over time.
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Why Choose James Hardie Siding?
The Recognized Leader
James Hardie was the first to develop fiber cement siding, and they’ve remained a leader in the siding industry ever since. Their HardiePlank lap siding has also been backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute since 2013, confirming their place as an industry leader.
Performance and Durability
The nature of fiber cement siding is durable in its own right, but James Hardie has taken their products a step further. They’ve also developed the HardieZone System, which ensures homeowners get the right products for their region. HZ5 products are made for those of us in colder regions; they withstand wet and freezing conditions. HZ10 products are made to withstand blistering heat, humidity, and more.
Color Plus Technology
All James Hardie siding products come primed and ready to be painted, but for the homeowner interested in something a step above, they offer ColorPlus Technology, pre-colored products. Products that feature this technology feature a durable finish that resists chipping, peeling, and cracking and that will maintain a bright, vibrant color for years to come. It’s also UV Ray resistant to ensure durability and longevity.
Finally, James Hardie offers a 30-year non-prorated warranty on all siding products, along with a 15-year non-prorated warranty for trim products, ensuring homeowners receive a lifetime value in their siding investment.
James Hardie Siding Options Offered by Zeeland Lumber & Supply
HardiePlank Lap Siding
The HardiePlank lap siding product is James Hardie’s original, and it’s also the most popular brand of siding in North America. A traditional, timeless look, HardiePlank makes use of the popular plank-style of siding, and is available in a number of finish styles, including Smooth, Beaded Cedarmill, Select Cedarmill, and Beaded Smooth. All HardiePlank styles come primed or with baked-on ColorPlus Technology.
If cedar shake siding has always appealed to you aesthetically, but you can’t imagine sustaining all that upkeep, then HardieShingle siding is the option for you. Engineered for the distinct look of cedar shake, with virtually no maintenance, you can find HardieShingle styles in ColorPlus colors, or primed to paint your own favorite exterior color. Designed to mimic natural shingle style siding, you can find HardieShingle siding in Staggered Edge Panel and Straight Edge Panel styles.
HardiePanel Vertical Siding
For a unique, architectural look that’s not too trendy, James Hardie offers the HardiePanel vertical siding. Perfect for those looking to make a visual statement, or achieve that classic farmhouse look, HardiePanels are installed vertically. They come in a number of finishes — Sierra 8, Stucco, Smooth, and Select Cedarmill — to ensure you achieve the look and texture you love most.
Trim completes the exterior design of any home. HardieTrim offers you the same in durability, performance, longevity, and classic color, but for the trim around your corners, windows, doors, columns, and more. HardieTrim Boards come in a variety of styles to match any Hardie siding option you may have chosen. For a style that mimics wood choose 4/4 Rustic or Rustic Grain batten boards, and for a more traditional smooth style, the offer 4/4 Smooth, 5/4 Smooth, and Smooth batten boards.
Soffits are an important part of your home’s exterior. They cover the underside of your roof eaves and your exterior porch ceilings, so they need to look great and perform even better. HardieSoffit panels are designed to do just that. With both vented and non-vented options, and the choice between a Smooth or Cedarmill style, there’s a soffit option to meet every aesthetic and code requirement.