If you’ve made the choice to add new siding to your home, you’re making a decision that will preserve the value of your home. According to Remodeling Magazine, siding replacement is one of the top home improvement projects you can undertake in terms of return on investment (ROI). Last year, siding replacement projects recouped 76.4 percent of their costs, according to their annual survey.
Siding may be a smart investment for homeowners, but there’s still the matter of what type of siding to choose. Very often contractors might try to suggest vinyl siding, but at Good Guys Contracting, we strongly recommend durable James Hardie Siding.
Good Guys Contracting and James Hardie Beautify and Protect Your Home
Good Guys Contracting knows how James Hardie Siding can transform a home. We’re a James Hardie preferred contractor. We know that it will beautify your home and enhance its curb appeal, and we also know this durable fiber cement siding protects your house from the elements. We want to outline some of the differences between James Hardie Siding and vinyl.
Durability and James Hardie Siding
You hear a lot about the durability of James Hardie siding and much of that has to do with its thickness. According to the website The Spruce, which did an analysis of the two types of siding, the average thickness of HardiePlank is 5/16” which is more than a quarter inch thick. Compare that to vinyl siding which is somewhere between 0.040 and .046 inches thick. That means Hardie is two and a half times thicker than vinyl siding. Good Guys will install siding that will protect your home.
Another advantage of Hardie is protection in case of a fire. Some siding products like wood siding can burn easily. Vinyl siding is less flammable than wood, because it’s treated with fire retardant, but this only slows the spread of fire. Hardie siding will not ignite when exposed to a direct flame, according to the company’s website. Heat can be passed through fiber cement siding, but it is more fire resistant than vinyl siding.
Vinyl siding also has another disadvantage. It tends to warp under extreme heat. So even if it doesn’t burn, a fire can leave your vinyl siding badly misshapen. Mother Nature can cause vinyl siding to warp badly too. Sunlight and heat can cause vinyl siding to need to be replaced.
Other Benefits of Installing James Hardie Siding With Good Guys
James Hardie Siding is more durable than vinyl siding and there are other benefits to installing this quality product with Good Guys Contracting. Fiber cement siding will also keep insects from getting in your home. You won’t have the worries about insect damage that you would have with wood siding.
James Hardie siding is also engineered to deal with local climates. We see snow, nor’easters and hurricanes here on Long Island. We can have some cold winters and warm summers. Whatever weather attacks your home we’ll install siding that will stand up to it. We’ll make your home look terrific. To learn more, contact us today.