There’s nothing like a historic home, packed with character and intricate detailing.
In a sea of cookie cutter quarters, original architecture stands out.
The gingerbread trim, the craftsmanship and antique charm—all unique parts of a home’s history that you want to protect.
Thankfully, you can update your home’s siding and trim while staying true to its historic roots. Whether your Midwest home is a historic farmhouse, a vintage cottage or a classic Tudor, there are plenty of tactful ways to refresh your exterior without stripping it of its character. With James Hardie siding products, you can opt for the timeless look of shingles or lap siding, the more modern look of vertical siding and a variety of trim options to polish off your preferred siding choices.
You can feel secure knowing you’ll get the look you want with high-performance benefits. James Hardie products are Engineered for Climate® with superior dimensional stability to face changes in humidity, temperature, and moisture.
Here are some starting points when refreshing your historic home, all of which add style and protection.
Hardie Siding – American Beauty
For decades, homes have been clad in traditional white siding. Now you can protect your home with durable fiber cement boards in the same color and texture.
Know your era. If you value the history of your Midwest home style, you can easily stay true to your exterior’s original look. Whether it’s a late 1800’s Victorian, a 1950’s bungalow or a 1970’s contemporary, James Hardie siding and trim can accommodate your decade and pack a boatload of product performance benefits on top.
Think texture, thing Siding
Go close up to dissect the texture of your home siding and trim. Is it smooth, a rustic wood grain, stucco? James Hardie offers Select Cedarmill©, for a genuine woodgrain texture, smooth for a simple, clean look, Beaded Cedarmill for added charm, and even stucco texture for the classic Tudor or Spanish-style home you’re looking to update. With an array of texture options, you can stay true to the exterior’s original charm, while adding a needed refresh.
Consider colors, consider Siding
Do some research to decode what colors were common in the time period your home was built. Was your Victorian clad in a palette of bold colors? Or was your farmhouse classic in crisp white? James Hardie’s ColorPlus® palette has you covered from Arctic White to Boothbay Blue to Heathered Moss. James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology is specifically engineered to help resist damaging UV rays, so your color will stay vibrant longer with less maintenance compared to field applied paint.
Preserve your Midwest home’s unique character and history with James Hardie siding and trim—it’s durable, built-to-last and can look just like the original facade you fell for when you bought the place.