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Why James Hardie Siding is a Good Investment for Your Home

What is James Hardie siding?

James Hardie siding is a type of fiber cement siding made to withstand harsh weather conditions and resist fire, moisture, and pests. It is a durable and low-maintenance material that comes in a variety of styles and textures, including wood grain and smooth finishes that is perfect for our Spokane and Coeur d'Alene climate. This siding is known for its long lifespan and ability to maintain its appearance over time. James Hardie siding is considered a good investment for your home due to its durability and aesthetic appeal.





Benefits of James Hardie siding

James Hardie siding can significantly enhance the appearance and value of your Spokane or Coeur d'Alene home. It is renowned for its durability, low maintenance, and resistance to the elements. Unlike other siding materials, James Hardie siding is resistant to rot, pest infestation, and damage from moisture. Additionally, it is fire-resistant, which can provide an added layer of protection for your home and family. Think of all those late August fires we get all around our region - especially just west of Spokane and all around CDA, Hayden, Rathdrum, Post Falls and Harrison. With a variety of colors and styles available, James Hardie siding offers the flexibility to complement any architectural design and personal preference.


Durability and weather resistance

James Hardie siding is renowned for its durability and weather resistance. It is specifically designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, including strong winds, hail, and extreme temperatures. The siding is made from fiber cement, a material known for its strength and ability to resist rotting, warping, and fading. This means that once the siding is installed, you can expect it to maintain its quality and appearance for many years, with minimal maintenance required. Additionally, James Hardie siding is resistant to pests, such as termites, ensuring that your home remains protected. With it's pre-painted ColorPlus offering, you can expect great defense against the harsh UV exposure we have here in Coeur d'Alene and Spokane.


Variety of styles and colors

James Hardie siding offers a wide range of styles and colors to suit your home's aesthetic. Whether you prefer a modern look for a place down on the Coeur d'Alene River or Lake Coeur d'Alene or even Hayden lake, a traditional feel that would seem more comfortable as an infill project on the South Hill in Spokane or downtown Coeur d'Alene, or something in between, there is a style for you. With an array of vibrant and muted colors available, you can find the perfect match for your home's exterior. This variety allows you to personalize your home's appearance and increase its curb appeal.


Return on investment

James Hardie siding offers an excellent return on investment for your home. According to Remodeling Magazine's Cost vs. Value report, fiber cement siding, such as James Hardie, provides an average return of 70-80% on investment here in the Inland Northwest. This means that a significant portion of the money spent on installing James Hardie siding can be recouped if you decide to sell your home. The durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal of James Hardie siding contribute to its high resale value, making it a worthwhile investment for your home.


Installation process

Choosing James Hardie siding for your home is a smart investment because of its durability and low maintenance. Choosing a professional, experienced installer for the installation is almost as important. Exteriors By Aspen's process involves removing the old siding, preparing the exterior, measuring and cutting the James Hardie planks to fit, and then installing them using the appropriate materials. It is crucial to hire a professional contractor with experience in James Hardie siding to ensure the installation is done correctly and efficiently. It may take several days to complete the installation, depending on the size of your home and any potential complications. Overall, the installation process for James Hardie siding is straightforward and worth it for the long-term benefits it provides to your home.


Maintenance and longevity

James Hardie siding requires minimal maintenance and offers exceptional longevity when installed by Exteriors By Aspen here in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene. It is resistant to rotting, warping, and fading, which means you won't have to spend a lot of time or money maintaining it. In fact, it's so durable that it's backed by a 30-year non-prorated, transferable, limited warranty. This investment not only enhances your home's curb appeal but also provides long-term protection for your property.


Cost comparison

When comparing the cost of James Hardie siding with other types of siding, it’s essential to consider the long-term benefits. James Hardie siding does have a higher initial cost compared to other sidings such as vinyl or wood. However, its durability and low maintenance requirements can lead to cost savings over time. Additionally, its resistance to harsh weather conditions can reduce the need for frequent repairs or replacements, ultimately saving you money in the long run. This is when a good installation company like Exteriors By Aspen can partner with you to help you fully understand the cost vs. value on a new exterior as well as how to differentiate price vs. cost.


Customer reviews and satisfaction

Here in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, both Exteriors By Aspen and James Hardie siding has consistently received positive customer reviews and satisfaction. Many homeowners have reported high levels of satisfaction with the durability, appearance, and low maintenance of James Hardie siding. In a survey conducted by Remodeling Magazine, it was found that installing James Hardie fiber cement siding was ranked among the top home improvement projects for cost recoupment, with an average return on investment of over 70%. This indicates that homeowners not only appreciate the aesthetic appeal of James Hardie siding but also see it as a valuable investment for the long-term well-being of their homes.


Summary

During this blog, we’ll discuss the benefits of using James Hardie siding for your home. James Hardie siding is a valuable investment due to its durability, low maintenance, and resistance to weather and pests. We’ll explore these advantages in detail and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of why choosing James Hardie siding can be a smart decision for your Spokane or Coeur d'Alene home.

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