Building a new home in Chevy Chase? What about a garage, addition, or any other type of building? What if you need to replace that old, ugly, and worn-out siding on your house? Hardie board siding can be a great option. It’s long-lasting, low-maintenance, and available in a wide range of styles and colors. It can resemble any conventional siding material you prefer, from stucco, to cedar shingles, to wooden clapboards. Since it’s made from cement, sand, and wood fiber, so it won’t rot, it’s termite-resistant, and it’s extremely durable. But like any siding material, it has its pros and cons. Keep reading to find out if hardie board siding is right for your home in Chevy Chase!
The Advantages of Hardie Board Siding
Hardie board siding is rot and insect-resistant and can handle any type of weather conditions – even salt spray from the ocean! When you buy this siding, you can expect it to hold up for as long as the next 50 years.
The options are unlimited when it comes to hardie board siding. It can mimic just about any other type of siding material you’re looking for, with less maintenance and more durability!
- Fire and storm-resistant
Need siding that can hold up to the elements? Since it’s made up of sand and cement, hardie board siding is fire-resistant. It can also hold up to even the most intense summer and winter storms without sustaining damage.
Things to Consider Before Purchasing Hardie Board Siding
- Cost and labor
If price isn’t a factor, then there’s no reason not to go with hardie board siding! However, installation does require meticulous planning, a large amount of labor, and a longer time to install than most types of siding. It can weigh more than three times as much as vinyl siding, which will increase your labor and installation costs. It’s also about 40% more expensive than vinyl siding on average.
Hardie board siding is very low-maintenance, but no type of siding is maintenance free. It may last up to 50 years, but you’ll have to repaint it every 15 years or so. This isn’t so much a disadvantage, however: vinyl siding will need to be repainted a minimum of every 10 years, and replaced every 20-40 years.
Fisher Lumber and Hardware
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