Commercial & Residential Siding Options & Products
We install James Hardie fiber cement siding because of its durability, variety, beauty, and low maintenance. We are a certified and trusted installer.
James Hardie® products grace the sides of more than 8 million homes across North America.
James Hardie® siding and trim are engineered to withstand the specific climate in which they are used. Feel confident knowing that you chose a product designed for beauty and durability.
When you meet with us for a free estimate, we will go over the range of products and designs available and help you decide which options best suit your home and style.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber-cement also comes in sheet form that mimics vertical board siding or plywood siding.
Fiber-cement typically is painted, like wood, but it is somewhat lower-maintenance because the material itself is less prone to weather and moisture damage than wood, and it doesn't expand and contract like wood. It also doesn't rot and is insect-resistant.
Wood siding is prized for its looks and for being a natural material that looks like a natural material. (You can't say the same about most other types of siding.) Wood siding comes in many different forms, from traditional clapboards to board-and-batten to shingle to tongue-and-groove planks.
High-quality wood siding is also quite durable and long-lasting if it's properly maintained. And therein lies one of wood's greatest drawbacks: lots of maintenance. Wood siding must be painted or stained regularly or it is vulnerable to rot, weathering, and damage from sunlight and insects. The other drawback of wood is its high cost.
Aluminum siding saw its heyday several decades ago but is still around as a low-maintenance siding option. Aluminum is lightweight and essentially fireproof, rot-proof, and rust-proof. Because it never needs paint and comes in styles that simulate wood siding, aluminum is considered an alternative to vinyl. Aluminum is less flimsy than vinyl and doesn't share its plasticky look. On the downside, aluminum is prone to denting and is considerably more expensive than vinyl.
Natural brick is a premium siding material and by far the most expensive of the standard options (excluding high-end wood siding). Brick is primarily used for its solid, natural look and its undeniable beauty. Brick is also very low-maintenance (especially if you never paint it) and is fireproof, rot-proof, and insect-proof.
Brick siding is a veneer product; that is, it does not provide structural support for the wall. Most brick siding is thinner than standard building brick and can be installed onto wood-frame and masonry walls. Brick siding can crack due to excessive movement or shifting in the wall or building foundation. However, in most cases the only maintenance it needs is occasional repair to mortar joints.
Stucco is one of the oldest siding materials and is prized for its distinctive appearance and superb durability. Traditional cement-based stucco is applied to wood or masonry walls in three coats. The topmost coat contains the stucco's finished color. Stucco can also be painted, but, as with painted brick, this creates an unnecessary regular maintenance issue.
A popular alternative to traditional stucco is EIFS, or "synthetic stucco," a polymer-cement material that is spayed onto insulation board or other materials. Synthetic stucco isn't quite as attractive or durable as traditional three-coat stucco, but it is less prone to cracking and can be about one-third less expensive.