What is Hardie Plank Siding? Complete Overview on Hardie Board Siding

What is Hardie Plank Siding? complete guide on James Hardie Board Siding
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Hardie Plank siding is a type of fiber cement siding that is well known for it’s durability and aesthetics. Hardie Plank has a great appearance and can simulate the look of wood siding, making your home more natural as opposed to stucco or brick siding. In the video below, is a video from a James Hardie factory on how they make HardiePlank siding products:

What's HardiePlank Siding Made Out Of?

HardiePlank siding is a type of siding made from James Hardie Corporation. The “special” ingredients that are inside of Hardie Board Siding is Portland cement, sand, and cellulose fibers.

HardiePlank isn’t the only type of product from the James Hardie Corporation. They also have a wide variety of siding, soffit, and exterior trim products such as:

James Hardie Siding material

HardiePlank

James Hardie Soffit smooth rot free

HardieSoffit

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Hardie Trim

James Hardie siding also comes in many patterns, HardiePlank siding comes in 2 wood grain looks and smooth: 

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Smooth

HardiePlank Cedarmill texture-min (1)

Colonial

HardiePlank Rough Sawn texture-min

Rough Sawn

With the help of a skilled roofing and siding contractor in The Woodlands or in your area, you can have your siding up in no time, installed correctly, and is ready for an exterior painting. HardiePlank, however, does come in several colors with the ColorPlus technology, but as a professional painter, we recommend just using a high quality paint like Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams for a highly aesthetic look.

Cost of Hardie Plank Siding

HardiePlank siding, because of the quality of the fiber cement product, is typically more costly than vinyl or wood siding, however, it may not be more expensive than cedar wood siding. In terms of material and installation costs, HardiePlank siding costs about 50% more than vinyl siding. 

Vinyl siding costs around $3-$6 per square foot of materials and fiber cement siding alone costs $2-$6 per square foot. What makes HardiePlank siding more expensive, is the installation. Because HardiePlank is made out of a cement material, it inevitably weighs more than vinyl or wood, making it harder to install.

Here are some other factors that might affect the price of Hardie Board Siding:

  • Shortage of materials
  • Shipping costs
  • Number of available contractors
  • Number of walls and edges on your home

    Why You Should Install Hardie Plank Siding on Your Home:

    Besides the initial upfront cost factor, HardiePlank siding outperforms just about any other type of siding out there, which makes it one the best types of siding you can install on your home:

    Durability

    HardiePlank is by far one of the best types of siding when it comes to durability. It will look great while protecting you and your home from harsh weather such as high winds, rainfall, snow, ice, etc. It doesn’t rot or warp like wood does, and it is proven to withstand heavy storms.

    Fire Resistant

    Unlike vinyl or wood siding, HardiePlank proves to be much more resistant to fire. It may not be fire-proof, but it sure does put up a good fight against fire. As seen in the video above, vinyl siding doesn’t really stand up against fire at all, making vinyl siding impractical if you live in a hot climate.

    Wood siding as you’ll probably know, isn’t a good fire stopper, which places HardiePlank #1 for fire resistance.

    Insect Resistant

    Ants and termites don’t like to eat bits and pieces of cement, that’s for sure. Termites and insects are especially attracted to wood. HardiePlank siding also contains cellulose fibers which will almost rebel just about any insect. 

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    HardiePlank Siding Can Increase Your Home's Resale Value

    When it comes to buying or selling your house, there are a few areas you can invest in that can increase the value of your home such as the garage doors, interior painting, and pressure washing, however, according to this Cost vs Value Report, James Hardie Siding has consistently brought in over 75% of it’s initial cost upon resale of the home.

    Other Siding Questions You May Have:

    Conclusion

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    "2nd time work with Mike and his wonderful crew. They worked so hard to paint our whole house perfectly. We are so impressed with how fast and how flawless they got the job done. We really appreciate all of them! Yay for Mike and Mr. Happy House!"
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    Spring, TX
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    Spring, TX
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    Mark Rodrigues
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    "My house needed new siding, soffits, and fascia. After seeing another job Mike had done, I requested an estimate. The pricing was fair to me, so he went to work. Everything was completed with Hardie products. The house was painted to my desires and I can honestly say I am more than happy. He paid great attention to the details and ensured the work was of the highest quality. The next time I need work done, I will be contacting Mr. Happy House."
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    Conroe, TX
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    "Mike was awesome. He came out quickly, listened to what we wanted done and came back with a very comprehensive quote for us. He gave us the time we needed without being pushy to decided if this was the right move for us. He was upfront and honest about what needed to be done and the cost. He and his crew worked quickly, efficiently and did a great job. I highly recommend if you need work done to give him a call."
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    The Woodlands, TX
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    "Very great work, Mike has been very helpful in fixing the damages on the outside of my house and they have done a great job in painting my garage's exterior. Mike was able to answer all of my questions regarding the problems that needed to get fixed. Mr. Happy House has repaired the damages on my house and also made my house look very nice too. I will definitely recommend him my neighbors."
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    The Woodlands, TX
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    "I called Mike to help fix a leak in my ceiling. He diagnosed the problem and also quoted replacing the remaining aging wood we had on our house, as well as replace the chimney top. His quote was fair so we decided to knock it all out. His team is professional and finished the job quickly. He also fixed my fence gate and power washed my driveway, patio and sidewalk along with the house. I plan to use him in the future for other projects."
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    Susan Sellers
    Susan Sellers
    The Woodlands, TX
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    "I called Mr Happy House after reading the great reviews, and I was not disappointed! Mike and his crews are extremely professional and conscientious. They performed various outdoor repairs including power washing, repaired my Hardie Siding, repaired squirrel damage on the roof, and painted my entire house. Mike oversaw every aspect of the job and made sure everything was perfect. The price was very reasonable, and I will definitely be calling Mr Happy House for future jobs!"
    Liz Blasingame
    Liz Blasingame
    The Woodlands, TX
    Read More
    "Mike has been great at getting our siding and trim repaired on the exterior of our house. He was very thorough and the completed work is fantastic."
    Dior Xu
    Dior Xu
    The Woodlands, TX
    Read More
    "2nd time work with Mike and his wonderful crew. They worked so hard to paint our whole house perfectly. We are so impressed with how fast and how flawless they got the job done. We really appreciate all of them! Yay for Mike and Mr. Happy House!"
    Ashley Donaldson
    Ashley Donaldson
    Spring, TX
    Read More
    "Mike was great to work with. He explained all that needed to be done to install a quality roof that would last. Had other quotes but other contractors were not as informative and did not include everything that was needed. Mike’s crew was courteous, did an excellent job and completed the work in a timely fashion. If you are not familiar with working with insurance adjusters be sure Mike meets with them when you set up a meeting. This was helpful in my case and made the claims process run smoothly. I am very pleased 😀 with his service and recommend him to my neighbors of which two have used him across from my home."
    Bradley Faldyn
    Bradley Faldyn
    Spring, TX
    Read More
    "Mike and his crew are top notch. Honest and detail oriented. Customer satisfaction and high quality workmanship are outstanding!!! Very satisfied with our new roof!!!"
    Mark Rodrigues
    Mark Rodrigues
    The Woodlands, TX
    Read More
    "My house needed new siding, soffits, and fascia. After seeing another job Mike had done, I requested an estimate. The pricing was fair to me, so he went to work. Everything was completed with Hardie products. The house was painted to my desires and I can honestly say I am more than happy. He paid great attention to the details and ensured the work was of the highest quality. The next time I need work done, I will be contacting Mr. Happy House."
    Bradley Utz
    Bradley Utz
    Tomball, TX
    Read More
    "Very impressive! I needed to have my house roof replaced. I am very glad, very grateful, and very satisfied that I chose Mr. Happy House for this job in July 2018. The crew was thorough in planning, removing old shingles, hammering new ones, examining the roof for trouble spots and attending to them on-the-spot, and cleaning up as the work completed. Mike Monyak and his entire team are professional, attentive, fair, competent and courteous; they did exceptionally well what they contracted to do. I trusted my roof upgrade with Mr. Happy House and will confidently use this company as the need arises in the future."
    Ken Baird
    Ken Baird
    Conroe, TX
    Read More
    "I had Mr. Happy House replace my wood siding with Hardy Plank Siding. Mike and his team did an excellent job replacing the siding and with the great paint job. They offered great suggestions and really paid attention to detail. I highly recommend Mr. Happy House! Nice job and thank you Mike and taam! Ken B"
    Brittney Duffy
    Brittney Duffy
    The Woodlands, TX
    Read More
    "Mike with Mr. Happy House has been our go-to contractor in The Woodlands for 10-15 years. Hiring a contractor can be anxiety-provoking, but Mike is a true professional. It is always a relief knowing the work will be done right the first time. Mike also takes the time to listen and is very thorough in explaining what needs to be done and offering alternative options available. Over the years, we’ve been so happy with Mike’s services that we’ve hired Mr. Happy House for fencing, roof replacement, fascia and soffit replacement, rotted exterior window frame replacement, exterior house painting, pressure washing, and other home maintenance. If you’re looking for a professional, knowledgeable contractor, don’t hesitate to give Mike with Mr. Happy House a call!"
    Misty Hanna
    Misty Hanna
    The Woodlands, TX
    Read More
    "Mike was awesome. He came out quickly, listened to what we wanted done and came back with a very comprehensive quote for us. He gave us the time we needed without being pushy to decided if this was the right move for us. He was upfront and honest about what needed to be done and the cost. He and his crew worked quickly, efficiently and did a great job. I highly recommend if you need work done to give him a call."
    Jeremy C.
    Jeremy C.
    The Woodlands, TX
    Read More
    "Very great work, Mike has been very helpful in fixing the damages on the outside of my house and they have done a great job in painting my garage's exterior. Mike was able to answer all of my questions regarding the problems that needed to get fixed. Mr. Happy House has repaired the damages on my house and also made my house look very nice too. I will definitely recommend him my neighbors."
    Mike Sorenson
    Mike Sorenson
    The Woodlands, TX
    Read More
    "I called Mike to help fix a leak in my ceiling. He diagnosed the problem and also quoted replacing the remaining aging wood we had on our house, as well as replace the chimney top. His quote was fair so we decided to knock it all out. His team is professional and finished the job quickly. He also fixed my fence gate and power washed my driveway, patio and sidewalk along with the house. I plan to use him in the future for other projects."
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