There are many reasons to choose Cement / Hardie plank siding. First of which is appearance. Cement plank siding is over five times thicker than vinyl, allowing for deeper grooves and a more authentic wood-grain effect. The result is more elegant than vinyl, particularly on a historic home.
Then comes function. Vinyl melts easily in a fire (or even from the reflection of the sun off Low-E glass windows); Hardie products are noncombustible. Vinyl may crack and warp from the elements; These products are more durable and resist warping, sagging and melting.
Cement siding is not only less expensive than wood, it won’t be eaten by animals or insects. It also resists water absorption better than wood even where the manufacturer’s recommended protections are followed, helping protect against mold.
When there’s a fire, cement siding is much better at withstanding damage, while wood goes up in flames.
Wood may split, crack and deteriorate over time, while Cement / Hardie siding resists weather damage and keeps its shape for a much longer time, which means less maintenance to worry about year after year.
Here at Chandler Construction we have some of the best Hardie installers in the business!! So send us an Estimate Request!!! We’d love to help in making your home look and feel like your dream home!!!