Replacing the exterior siding on your home isn’t an annual project, so you might not be aware of what is new in the home siding department. We wanted to share why you should consider giving your home an update by selecting James Hardie siding and what the benefits are of doing so.

If you’re not sure what type of siding you currently have on the exterior of your home or what your options even are, here is an article by HGTV that explains the pros & cons of the six most common siding materials. In Texas, you will most commonly see vinyl and fiber cement products. At Falcon Residential, we use James Hardie fiber cement products exclusively because we truly believe they are the best.

As a background on the material, James Hardie Building Products invented fiber cement over 30 years ago and has since invested $100 million dollars in research and development of the product. The below image showcases how James Hardie stands apart from other materials.

James Hardie siding

The biggest differences involve the safety and longevity of the product. Fiber cement siding is non-combustible, whereas vinyl and wood siding aren’t in the least. In fact, fiber cement siding is incredibly weather resistant, and specifically designed for the climate you live in. Fiber cement resists water absorption, won’t be eaten by insects and its baked on vibrant color won’t fade in the Texas sun.

As far as aesthetics go, we recommend you browse the James Hardie photo showcase. The products include plank, shingle and vertical siding, as well as trim to specifically accentuate corners, doors, windows and more. There are 17 different siding and trim colors to choose from, which are all gorgeous in their own way.

If the financial aspect is your concern, then consider this: Re-siding your home with fiber cement nets you an 11 percent greater return than vinyl window replacement and a 24 percent greater return than a major kitchen remodel or roof replacement. Fiber cement costs less than wood and requires less maintenance than any other siding material. All James Hardie siding products come with a 30-year, non-prorated warranty and trim products come with a 15-year, non-prorated warranty. And last, but certainly not least… we are offering $500 off James Hardie siding projects if you call (512) 865-9490 or contact us here before January 1st, 2017.