Siding adds great curb appeal to your home. But, beyond design and aesthetics, siding is one of the most functional components of your home’s structure. Siding is designed to protect your home from anything nature brings its way. Well-installed siding is traditional and timeless, keeping insects, water, hail, and heat from wreaking damage on your home. Plus, re-siding your home with fiber cement siding provides a significant return on investment— it’s in first place for major exterior renovation projects!

Benefits of James Hardie Cement Siding 

One easy benefit of cement siding is that it costs less than wood siding. While wood siding can attract pests (like woodpeckers), cement siding is built to resist pests, termites, and water damage.  Hardie cement siding combines cement, cellulose fibers, and sand to create an outstanding material. It does not absorb water keeping the exterior of your home from growing mold and sustaining rot. 

In the end, you are getting great value for your investment. At Big D Building Center, we only use America’s most popular brand of cement siding– James HardiePlank® lap siding; it is our best-selling product.

Region Specific Products

Houses are built in all different types of climates, so shouldn’t your siding suit the climate you live in? The HardieZone® system was created after studying the long-term effects that different climates have on siding to ensure that you get the right product for your region. For Florida, HZ10® products protect homes from heat, humidity, blistering sun, and more. 

Durable Finish, ColorPlus Technology, Baked-On Bond

James Hardie cement board siding comes primed for you to pick your preferred color. Another option with added benefits is James Hardie’s baked-on ColorPlus® Technology. 

Baked-on ColorPlus® Technology is a proprietary finish applied inside a controlled factory setting to help eliminate debris and optimize adhesion to give you a lower maintenance solution. There are plenty of popular exterior colors chosen by designers from which you can pick. With this technology, your new James Hardie cement siding has greater resistance to fading, chipping, and cracking than field-applied paint, which will lead to less maintenance down the road. 

UV-Ray Resistance, Will Not Melt, Non-Combustible

James Hardie siding is UV-ray resistant and resists melting. More importantly, it will not ignite when exposed to a direct flame. It is made to be non-combustible, so it will not contribute fuel to a fire. Other siding products can be fuel for a fire, but with James Hardie cement siding, your home is that much safer from fire damage. Since fiber cement siding is non-combustible, some home insurance companies will reduce your premiums if your home’s exterior is James Hardie board siding.

Impervious to Termite Damage, Superior Rot Resistant

The cement in James Hardie cement board makes it incredibly difficult for termites or any other pests to make holes in the siding or eat it.  Cement also works to prevent decay as it is a much more durable material than wood. Installed correctly, James Hardie cement siding withstands rain, hail, windblown debris, storms, harsh humidity, and temperature changes. Because it can withstand all of these elements, it saves homeowners repairs due to rotting, sagging, swelling, or warping.

Types of James Hardie Siding

At Big D Building Center, we offer different types of Hardie cement siding, each one available in designer colors through ColorPlus® Technology.

  • Hardie Shingle Siding
  • Hardie Panel Vertical Siding
  • Hardie Plank Lap Siding
  • Hardie Trim Boards

If you currently need updates to the exterior of your home, Big D Building Center remains committed to installing quality windows, doors, and siding products to the Jacksonville and Northeast Florida community. To learn more about our products and services, visit our showroom, or browse our website.