Why James Hardie Siding?

For 5th year in a row, Re-siding Your Home with James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding is the #1 Return on Investment

The Pros Know

There are many other projects you can tackle, but only re-siding your home with fiber cement gives you the best return on your investment, 5 years in a row.

  • Residing with fiber cement gives a 31% better return than adding a bathroom and costs $61k less to complete
  • Minor kitchen remodel gives you a 10% less return on investment than re-siding with fiber cement
  • Adding a second story addition nets you 23% less return on investment than fiber cement re-siding

Remodeling magazine is the industry’s leading home improvement magazine.  Since 1988, Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report has compared construction costs for common remodeling projects with the value they add to a home at resale in the current real estate market.  The results— upscale siding projects using fiber-cement return the highest value at resale.

Projects* 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 Rank 2006 Rank 2005 Rank
Siding Replacement—Fiber Cement 1 1 1 1 1
Siding Replacement—Foam Back Vinyl 6 4 7 9 4
Minor Kitchen Remodel 7 5 4 4 3
Mid Range Bathroom Remodel 14 11 6 4 2
Mid Range Roof Replacement 18 22 22 18 17

Remodeling Magazine has conducted this study since 1988 and is a trusted source among building and construction professionals. 2005 was the first year they evaluated fiber-cement siding replacement, and its debut at the top of the list demonstrates its value to builders and homeowners.

Say goodbye to the days of one-siding-fits-all.  James Hardie now gives you the ability to put the optimum siding on a home regardless of your location.

The HardieZone System is based on the eight individual climatic variables that primarily affect long-term performance of siding.  Using these factors they arrived at ten distinct climatic zones.  Though different, they found common variables in certain regions, allowing them to engineer the HZ5™ product line for zones 1 through 5 and the HZ10™ product line for zones 6 through 10.

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One Response to “Why James Hardie Siding?”

  1. Beth Says:

    Nice blog! We had United Roofing roof our home and would recommend you guys to anyone.

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