Siding—or wall cladding—is a protective material surrounding a house, as its first line of defense. It’s attached to the exterior of the building, and protects against harsh weather such as hail, wind, or snow. Because of siding, elements like hail and snow do not permeate a house or enter its walls—or wall cladding. Quality siding installation results in a comfortable environment inside the house for all its inhabitants. This—along with the roof, of course—is why it’s your house’s first line of defense.
Although the siding is a given part of a home, they’re not all created the same. Qualities, textures, styles, and materials vary, each enhanced for one element or the other. When it comes to aesthetics and style, the siding can be custom tailored to fit any home—whether subtly, or enhancing it. Springtree Restoration offers a wide variety of styles and materials to choose from, from natural to artificial materials. Each kind has their own strengths and is suitable for different types of properties.
When it comes to homes, siding requirements vary. For example, walls built internally framed—such as wood or steel l-beams—always require siding installation. Other times, homes don’t require siding at all. Masonry walls, for example, don’t need siding material due to their solid, double-layered brick form. However, any wall—whether or not they require siding—can be sided.
Fiber Cement Siding
Siding made out of fiber cement is a class of composite siding. Typically, they’re made from a combination of cement, cellulose (wood), sand, and water. They’re either painted in-factory and delivered, ready to be installed, or painted on-site after being installed. When it comes to their use, they are a popular option—for a number of reasons. First, their durability, affordability, and low-maintenance properties allow for a convenient option. Second, they’re resistant to extreme elements. For example, fiber cement siding is fire-resistant.
Certain types of siding materials are susceptible to issues. Composite siding products containing cellulose—or wood fibers—have been shown to result in problems, such as deterioration, delamination, and loss of coating adhesion. This is especially true in certain harsh climates and environmental conditions. However, in the last 15 years, a new, younger class of non-wood synthetic siding has gained popularity due to its long-lasting capabilities and resistant qualities. This synthetic siding consists of a combination of non-wood materials such as polymeric resins, fiberglass, stone, sand, and fly ash. They’re popular not only for their benefits, but also for their affordability. Additionally, they boost curb appeal aesthetically, and are easier to maintain.
James Hardie Siding
Springtree Restoration offers James Hardie siding. James Hardie fiber cement siding is a material made from sand, cellulose fibers, and—you guessed it—cement. These ingredients are poured into sheets of varying sizes (depending on the style needed for the home or building), and then prepared for installation. James Hardie Siding is currently the best known brand of cement board siding, and is the preferred material for most projects. Additionally, cement board siding is suitable for low-rise construction. The short list of advantages of James Hardie siding are:
Along with its many pros, it’s extremely affordable and easy to install/maintain. When it comes to pricing, James Hardie board siding varies between $0.70 to $5.25 per square foot—this amount depends on the amount of siding needed, length of time to install, and any other additional fees that may incur. To find more information or to get an exact quote, call our office or schedule a consultation.
Springtree Restoration is a professional siding contractor in North Texas. As your local crew, we truly care about your home and the materials they’re made of. We use only the best products from the leading manufacturers in the industry to ensure each home is kept at the highest standard. Below are the benefits homeowners gain when Springtree Restoration installs James Hardie fiber cement siding for their home:
James Hardie siding was designed and manufactured to resist all harsh elements, from hail to 150mph winds—weather that usually damages or destroys other types of siding. Additionally, James Hardie siding is resistant to warping, cracking, and rotting—all of which other siding materials are susceptible to. This benefit is especially useful in North Texas, where there are more hail storms than anywhere else in the United States. James Hardie siding is built specifically to challenge extreme Texas weather, and it’s the only product in North Texas to successfully do the job.
Compared to wood, vinyl, and metal siding, James Hardie fiber cement siding better protects your home against weather erosion. Unlike the other types of siding materials, James Hardie siding is resistant to water damage—all year-round. When choosing a siding, the pros and cons matter tremendously. With James Hardie fiber cement siding, the pros outnumber that of all their counterparts. Unlike wood, vinyl, and metal siding, James Hardie fiber cement effectively protects your home against all weather types: rain, wind, heat, cold—and better than the others do. James Hardie siding keeps it healthy all year, regardless of precipitation and rainfall.
Unlike other siding, James Hardie fiber cement color doesn’t fade. The color you choose is the color you will see for the long-term—something the other materials cannot do. Additionally, it’s highly resistant to wind, rain, and hail damage, ensuring a low-maintenance lifestyle. The color retention paired with its long-term resistance to weather erosion makes James Hardie the smart option for siding.
Mentioned before, James Hardie siding is designed with style in mind. Not only is a house built to be safe and secure, but presented aesthetically. James Hardie siding is designed with aesthetic influence, and its wide array of colors, styles, and textures ensures every house has a right fit.
James Hardie siding makes sure each house has optimal sides. That’s why they offer an industry-leading 30-year transferable product warranty, along with a 15-year finish warranty. The finish warranty covers the paint and color, as well as the labor.
As we mentioned before, James Hardie fiber cement siding is significantly more affordable than all other types of siding. When you choose James Hardie siding, you save up to 14% on your homeowners insurance premiums. If you replace the old vinyl siding on an existing home with James Hardie fiber cement siding, you will save a significant amount of money in the long-term—along with paying less for products installation.
Springtree Restoration offers siding replacement and installation throughout the North Texas area. For more information, call any of our offices and someone will be happy to help. Click here to schedule a free quote or examination today.