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Hardie board siding is very popular these days, and it is always billed as a low-maintenance, long-lasting material. But does it measure up to its reputation?
Hardie board siding has been around forever, but its popularity seems to come in streaks. Typically billed as a low-maintenance, long-lasting material, yet does it measure up to its reputation? Here are the pros, cons, and costs of Hardie board siding to see how it looks under scrutiny.
Hardie Board Siding: The Pros
"Fiber cement siding is the trend in the siding industry," says 25-year industry veteran Bill Barr of All Star Windows and Siding in Loveland, CO. "It's a permanent product, it's beautiful, and it's affordable." The benefits extend beyond those factors, however, and when it comes to Hardie board siding, there is a long list of pros.
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What's not to like about Hardie board siding? Two things stand out. First of all, because of its weight, fiber cement siding requires more resources to install than other siding materials. Second, it's not a maintenance-free siding material. You will have to repaint it in time.
Fiber cement runs about $1,000 per square, or $10 per square foot. In more practical terms, due to the increased labor demand that fiber cement siding requires, plan on spending about 40 percent more if you choose Hardie board siding over vinyl. However, if the pros speak to you more than the cons, the price doesn't matter that much. To get Fiber cement and Hardie board siding quotes, click here.
The costs and benefits of Hardie board siding will vary based on your climate, number of contractors, demand, and materials. See our general siding cost guide and how major cities stack up below.
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