Why you may decide to opt for HardiePlank Siding

When it comes to siding, we all have preferences as regards our different reasons. The most common siding most of us probably use is the vinyl siding which is known for its durability and aesthetic nature.

However, a siding that has recently gained attention and momentum is the HardiePlank siding; a siding produced by James Hardie Industries.

HardiePlank siding is a unique combination of cement and cellulose fiber. This siding is produced in horizontal strips. It bears some slight similarities with the HardiePlank panel, which is also a product of James Hardie Industries, but it’s quite different. HardiePlank siding is interlaced with wood and mineral components.

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The wood content in the HardiePlank isn’t responsible for its wooden texture.

The unique wood appearance of the HardiePlank siding is as a result of a type of molding referred to as embossed texturing. This texture doesn’t just give the wooden grain feel; it also gives the surface of each siding board an exceptional look; also a feature of James Hardie siding.

We just had a quick intro of the HardiePlank siding, let’s now discuss why you may want to go for it.

Retains its original monetary value

Not all sidings have this exceptional feature. Let’s consider vinyl siding for instance. It is almost impossible to sell your vinyl sidings at the initial price it was bought. Vinyl sidings are always down-prized when they are being sold after use. This isn’t so with the HardiePlank siding as fiber-cement is ranked to be an upscale siding project.


Building your house with HardiePlank siding can be deemed an investment if you decide to sell your house. Remodeling magazine asserts that you are more than likely to recoup 78% of the initial price of your HardiePlank siding upon reselling.

Fire resistance

This is a core factor to consider before opting for any siding. Vinyl siding which is quite common isn’t safety-wise when it comes to a fire outbreak. Why? Vinyl siding is a petroleum derivative which is known to feed flames. Being wooden makes it quite combustible.

HardiePlank siding on the other hand isn’t a fire-feeder plus it can resist fire. You should know that fire resistance differs from being fireproof.

It could easily pass as wood

HardiePlank siding bears a strong semblance to wood. Most people often decide to go for it because it has the aesthetic nature of wood plus it is relatively strong.

Yes, you can paint it.

If you wish to notch up the looks of your HardiePlank siding then feel free to paint it. Vinyl siding evidently lacks this feature which is a better reason to opt for HardiePlank siding.
Have you been searching for the right siding?

If you reside in the area of Chicago and would love to beautify your house with the right siding then James Hardie industries speak your language. James Hardie siding thrives on the reputation for durability, beauty, strength and top-notch siding related features.

Here's what customers say...

The high-level craftsmanship and personalized customer experience we deliver are what keep our customers happy and telling their friends about us. We can't wait to help you with your remodeling project. 

Mark and his team did a terrific job and I could not be more pleased with the final work! Throughout whole siding installation process I was kept well informed about the progress and what will be next steps in the process. I'm living in Arlington Heights and anyone who is looking for great siding contractor can stop by my house and check their amazing work. I also plan on hiring them again for another siding project. That would be my parent's home. 🙂

Jessica D.

I researched over 30 companies, and had 5 come out to my house to give me estimates to install new vinyl siding. I ended up going with Smardbuild, and I am very happy that I did. They showed up on time, and finished the entire job within a week. And the quality of the work is the best part. They are perfectionists! I have never seen attention to detail like this. They even went above and beyond the job requirements. They installed aluminum flashing around my sliding glass door to make it look nicer, and that was not even part of the job. And to top it off, they installed 2 new wall lanterns that I bought at Home Depot. 

Tim H.

We used Mark and his Smardbuild team to replace our roof, soffits, fascia, siding, upstairs windows, gutters and front door. All work performed is top notch. We went with Hardie soffits and fascia since we had prior issues with carpenter bees drilling holes in our old, wooden soffits. In my opinion Smardbuild is the best with Hardie products. Everything looks great. It took us a while to finally settle on a color for the siding and Smardbuild was quite patient with our process. After having issues with contractors in the past, it was refreshing to work with such a professional team that actually cares about the quality of their work. Thanks Smardbuild.

Peter P.

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