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Learn More About James Hardie Siding

James Hardie fiber cement siding is sweeping through the United States and is making its footprint in New England. More and more people in the area are becoming aware of this siding solution but there are still so many people that aren’t aware of its specifics.

For a brief background of what you can expect from the product, here are some pros and cons:


Longevity: James Hardie Fiber Cement siding stands the test of time. It is an extremely durable siding solution and because of that James Hardie provides an amazing product warranty with it. It is completely rot, and insect resistant and can even handle salt spray from the ocean.

Appearance: James Hardie can mimic the look of almost every siding material from cedar shake siding, wood lap boards and more. Color options at your disposal are also virtually endless.

Maintenance: While getting the appearance of a wood siding, you don’t have to handle the required maintenance that comes with wood.

Fire Resistance: With fiber cement siding being comprised of 90% sand and cement, it can handle heat extremely well.


Upfront costs: If you are looking to save money up front, James Hardie may not be your best solution. It provides an incredible ROI due to its longevity but the initial cost is more than vinyl siding.

For more information about James Hardie fiber cement siding, we suggest coming into our showroom! At United Better Homes, you can view the product itself and learn more about how it compares to other siding options.


When Do I Need New Siding?

As a homeowner there a comes a time when it’s necessary to upgrade various portions of your home. From a new window or a new roof people are often generally aware when these assets are at the end of their lifespan. As contractors we see that home siding is very much an unknown aspect that people are sure when they need an upgrade. Because of this we wanted to develop a blog post with signs that you should look into new siding.

Bubbling Siding: When siding breaks down and is exposed to high levels of heat then it can start to bubble or blister. If it wasn’t there when the siding was brand new then it certainly shouldn’t be there now.

Frequent Painting: If your home needs to be painted once every 5-6 years then that is a red flag. Your siding should keep its color for much longer. If you are investing in new siding this often thne you are most likely losing money. A new siding installation means that all other issues are resolved and you don’t have to spend money every 5-6 on a complete new paint job.

Increased Heating & Cooling Bills: When your heating and cooling costs start to rise, that is usually a sign that air is making its way into your house. Whether it be from your windows or doors or siding you need to find out. If your siding is letting in air you are then paying much more money then you should to keep your house a comfortable temperature all year long.

Peeling Paint Inside: Peeling paint or wallpaper inside is often a sign that moisture has made its way behind your walls. This is a direct sign that your siding has wholes or leaks within it.

Loose Siding: Head outside and make sure that all your siding is firmly intact. Loose siding can certainly not protect your home and must be immediately resolved.

For more information about United Better Homes and help inspecting your siding please feel free to reach out. We can be contacted over the phone at 401-274-0111 or through our online contact form.


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