A home’s siding is a huge part of its curb appeal. Siding that is chipped, peeling paint or otherwise unsightly can detract from your home’s charm and turn away potential buyers before they even get inside.
Even if you aren’t looking to sell your Nashville home, an exterior upgrade can bring out your house’s beauty.
Stratton Exteriors is proud to be a premiere Nashville contractor for home siding and exterior renovations. We install the industry-leading James Hardie fiber cement siding on homes throughout Nashville and beyond.
Why is James Hardie® the Industry Leader?
James Hardie® fiber cement siding has managed to become the gold standard in the industry after just a few decades. In fact, the James Hardie® company revolutionized fiber cement siding and brought it to the wide market.
In 2018, discerning homeowners can’t get enough of the look and performance of Hardie fiber cement siding.
Despite its composite makeup of cement and cellulose fibers, James Hardie® siding still maintains the rustic look of wood. That true wood look is accomplished through a process call embossed texturing. The process provides each piece of HardiePlank® or HardiePanel® with a unique grain that mimics the look of wood. It also adds dimension to your home’s exterior.
James Hardie® Fiber Cement Siding Retains Its Value
Standard vinyl siding doesn’t retain much of its value over time. That’s because each strip is only 0.05 inches thick, leaving a vinyl exterior vulnerable to the effects of heat, wind and weather.
Vinyl siding also requires more maintenance than fiber cement siding. If it’s not carefully maintained, vinyl can become brittle, dingy and even crack and split over time.
Fiber cement siding maintains the majority of its value over time. Some estimates place its re-sell value at 78% of cost.
Fiber Cement Siding Is More Durable
HardiePlank® is 5x thicker than standard vinyl siding, providing more durability and a more dimensional appearance. Fiber cement is also resistant to rot, termites, weathering, and natural wear and tear. Additionally, it’s fire resistant. Unlike vinyl and wood, the materials in fiber cement contribute no combustible elements towards flames.
Are you ready to explore James Hardie siding in Nashville? Contact Stratton Exteriors to schedule your free estimate.