How Long Does James Hardie Siding Last? | Mr. Happy House

How long does James Hardie Siding last
How Long Does James Hardie Siding Last?

James Harding Siding is popular a choice among many homeowners. Why? Because it is one of the most durable types of Siding that lasts you an entire lifetime. As with brick-and-mortar siding, James Hardie siding can outlive your house. 

The fiber cement brand, James Hardie, also offers a fully transferrable warranty for 30 years. This further demonstrates the brand’s reliability and guarantees the excellent performance of the siding. But how long does James Hardie siding last and why exactly are they durable? 

The Lifespan of James Hardie Siding

While James Hardie warranties their siding for up to 30 years, the material can definitely last for more than 30 years if it is maintained properly. If you maintain it well, it can outlive you and your house! James Hardie Siding (also known as HardiePlank) is extremely durable, and it is susceptible to most types of heavy wear and tear. Thanks to these many benefits, they effectively enhance the exterior appeal of your home and that too, for the longest time.

Because James Hardie offers a transferrable warranty lasting 30 years and is one of the most popular types of siding to install, you can count on them for the exceptional performance and durability of the siding.

Why is James Hardie Siding so Durable?

At this point, you probably know that James Hardie Siding is exceptionally durable. But how exactly does that happen? What attributes to the durability of these sidings? Let’s find out!

Excellent Moisture Resistance

James Hardie siding is essentially made of fiber cement which is further concocted with cellulose and sand. Thanks to these external agents, this cement is exceptionally durable and therefore susceptible to any form of breaks, tears, and fissures. The unique curing process of the cement also ensures that it is fully moisture resistant. So, if you’ve been bogged down with the problems of ineffective and brittle types of siding in the past, it’s time you switched to James Hardie Siding and have a professional siding contractor install it on your home.

Because James Hardie Siding is crafted from a high-quality non-porous material, it is also resistant to most types of rotting or mold. So, whether it’s a hailstorm, strong winds, or heavy rainfall, your home’s exterior is protected 24/7.

Protection from Fire

If you want your home exterior to withstand fire, you might want to check out James Hardie siding. Unlike vinyl or wood siding that can either melt or light up amid fire, this type of siding won’t have any similar issues. This further contributes to its durability.

Resistant to Insects

Many homeowners that opt in for wood siding are sometimes haunted by insects attacks a few years later. Wood is prone to damage from a vast majority of insects including (but not limited to) ants and termites to name a few.

However, unlike wood siding, James Hardie siding is completely free from potential woodpecker or insect attacks. This doesn’t just add to the durability of the product, but also saves you a chunk of time and plenty of money. Thanks to the exceptionally non-porous siding material, your house is well-protected from any kind of infestation from insects, weather, or anything in between.

Climate Compatible

One of the rare but remarkable attributes of James Hardie Siding is that they are crafted according to the climate of your geographical location. This way, they are also well-protected from the prevailing weather condition. No kind of hail or storm or sunshine can affect its sheen and the siding will last you regardless of the environment and weather conditions thanks to its climate compatibility.

HardiePlank type location in North America

HZ5 HardiePlank Siding is for colder climates and is available in northern United States and Canada. HZ10 HardiePlank Siding is built for hotter and wetter climates, this type of HardiePlank is available in the southern and west coast region of the United States.

Great Texture

Unlike vinyl siding that only boasts a thickness of 0.3 inches, James Hardie Siding is significantly thicker. Thanks to this excellent feature, it can effectively withstand any and every type of weather situation including (but not limited to) hailstorms, strong winds, and full-blown debris. Vinyl is extremely hollow to withstand similar conditions. Because this type of fiber cement siding is dense and not hollow at all, it is more durable.

How to Keep James Hardie Siding Lasting & Looking Great for a Long Time

If you want to maintain your James Hardie Siding, you might want to follow the below guidelines.

Washing Guidelines

Although James Hardie Siding is exceptionally durable, it can develop dirt build-up if it’s not been washed for a long time. To avoid this, give your siding a thorough clean at least once or twice a year. This can be easily achieved using a garden hose, a piece of wet cotton cloth, and a soft cleaning brush. Now, you want to clean the siding in a sideways motion. Alternatively, you can also pressure wash the area in a low setting.

Basic Maintenance Tips

To ensure your James Hardie siding lasts the longest time, make sure your home sprinkler is well-adjusted. The key is to avoid spraying forced water directly on the siding. Additionally, you also need to make sure it doesn’t soak or touch water for long periods of time. This will help maintain and even extend its longevity.

Final Conclusions

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