Why You Should Use Hardie Board Siding
There is a reason this material is so popular. It provides a number of benefits while still maintaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Some of its main advantages include:
Although it looks like wood, it doesn’t burn like wood. Though it is not technically flame-resistant like an asbestos material would be, it does not actively feed the flames either.
Resistance to Warping, Shrinkage, and Rot
This is another benefit of not actually being wood. The material is all around more resistant and often comes with warranties for up to 30 years. It is made to last.
Resistant to Termites, Fungus.
This may seem repetitive at this point, but it is not wood. The organics that besiege your home with wood will not be able to do harm to Hardie board siding.
Fiber-cement siding can withstand much of what nature can throw at it. Wind, snow, rain, hail, and even the sun will have a hard time causing damage or cracking it.
When compared to the toxins released in the production of vinyl, and the fact fiber-cement is produced mainly from sand, cement, and recycled wood – it becomes evident why it is a more sustainable product to utilize. Since it is such a new material and lasts so long, work is still being done to figure out the best practices for the disposal of it.
Since it is such a new material and since it lasts for so long, work is still being done to figure out the best practices for the disposal of Hardie board.
Fiber-cement also ranks high for energy efficiency. It ranks about the same for wood in heat transfer, and much higher than most other synthetic materials.
It goes without saying at this point, but this material is extremely low maintenance and highly durable. Hence the popularity.