How Long Does James Hardie Siding Last?

Longevity is the name of the game when you’re choosing materials for your exterior remodel. If you’re investing your hard-earned cash in new siding for your home, you want to make sure you’re choosing a high-quality product that will hold up for years to come. As Omaha’s siding experts, we recommend James Hardie to our customers. With a 30-year non-prorated, transferable warranty, you can rest assured that you’re protecting your home’s exterior for the long haul. 

Read on to learn more about the longevity of James Hardie siding.

Why Is James Hardie Siding So Durable?

Fantastic Fiber Cement

As you might guess from its name, fiber cement siding is made of cement fortified by sand and cellulose for extra strength. This unique composition means James Hardie siding is resistant to moisture, fire, pests, vermin, and cracking. 

Another point for fiber cement siding? James Hardie is dense and thick where vinyl siding is light and hollow. Vinyl siding’s average thickness is around .03”, and is totally hollow underneath the siding’s exterior. James Hardie siding is half an inch thick and completely solid, which gives it the heft to stand up to tough weather.

How Long Does James Hardie Siding Actually Last?

With its fiber cement composition, James Hardie lasts around the same amount of time as brick or stone- and at a far more affordable price! James Hardie comes with a 30-year non-prorated, transferable warranty. Unlike other siding companies, James Hardie doesn’t decrease their warranty coverage as time passes. You’ll keep the same coverage you get after your siding is installed.

When you choose James Hardie siding, you’re investing in at least thirty years of the best protection on the market for your home. But how does James Hardie siding hold up to Omaha weather?[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

How Does James Hardie Siding Last in Omaha Weather?

We’re fortunate to experience all four seasons in Omaha...and that means our homes have to withstand four seasons’ worth of weather! With blazing sunshine, driving rain, rough winds, and hail on the table, a durable siding material is a must.

James Hardie products are engineered specifically for our Midwestern climate. With extensive testing conducted by the region, studies prove how well fiber cement siding holds up against Nebraskan weather. Knowing that they’re choosing a tried and tested product is a big relief for our customers in Omaha! With just a little maintenance, you can expect your James Hardie siding to perform for decades.

Extend the Life of Your James Hardie Siding: Our Best Care Tips

So how can you keep your James Hardie siding looking its best? One of the biggest draws of James Hardie is just how easy it is to maintain. Here’s a breakdown of our best care tips and tricks. You can also read this quick resource from James Hardie.

Easy Does It

Don’t be fooled into thinking a powerful pressure washer is good for your siding! James Hardie only needs a low-pressure hose to wash up as good as new. You can easily rinse down your siding with a garden hose, and there’s no need to worry about frequent cleaning taking up your time. Hosing down your siding once a year is all it takes to keep it looking beautiful.

Spot Treatment

If you find small mold or mildew stains, just wipe them away with a gentle store-bought or DIY solution and a cloth. For more stubborn stains, let your cleaning solution sit on the stain for a few minutes, and then scrub clean with a soft-bristled brush. Learn more about how to clean your James Hardie siding here.

Eyes on the Prize

Make sure to do occasional visual inspections on your James Hardie siding. Check for gaps or fissures in the caulking, and see if you can spot cracks in the siding itself that need attention. With regular visual checkups to make sure all is well, you’ll be on top of your siding maintenance at all times.

Choose Thompson’s Home Improvement for Your Project

As your local siding experts, we’re here to help you choose the exterior products that are right for you. If you want to learn more about whether James Hardie siding is worth it, click here. If you’re ready to work with Omaha’s most trusted name in siding, click here to contact us with questions or book an appointment. We can’t wait to work with you!

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