The Benefits of Hardie Board Siding for Your Home

Hardie® Board, created by James Hardie, is a popular exterior siding option made from wood fiber and cement. It offers a variety of styles, textures, and colors, providing both aesthetic appeal and durability.

Key Benefits of Hardie Board Siding

Wood-Like Texture

Hardie Board offers a wood-like texture that closely resembles actual wood, providing a classic and timeless look for your home.


Made from concrete, Hardie Board is much more durable than other types of siding, such as vinyl. It withstands harsh weather conditions, making it ideal for areas prone to extreme weather.

Weather Resistance

Hardie Board can withstand severe weather conditions, including hail, tornadoes, and heavy rain. The Hardie Zone™ system ensures you get the right product for your region’s specific climate.

Long Warranty

The manufacturer’s warranty for Hardie Board is longer due to its thicker composition, providing homeowners with peace of mind.


Hardie Board is cheaper than brick and offers excellent value for its durability and longevity, making it a smart investment for homeowners.

Types of Hardie Board Siding

Hardie Plank Lap Siding

  • Cedarmill®: Offers a soft texture that mimics wood.
  • Colors: Available in a wide range of colors from the Statement Collection™ and Dream Collection™. Baked-on ColorPlus® Technology ensures resistance to fading, chipping, and cracking.
  • Primed for Paint: Allows you to customize the color to match your vision.

Hardie Architectural Collection

  • Fine Sand: Smooth, even texture with V-grooved lines. Can be installed horizontally or vertically.
  • Fine Sand-Grooved: Similar to Fine Sand but with grooves every 16 inches, creating clean, architectural lines.
  • Mounded Sand: Rough-textured for a traditional look, also with V-grooved lines.

Hardie Shingle Siding

  • Straight Edge Panel: Classic and sleek, suitable for modern and rustic homes.
  • Staggered Edge Panel: Offers a laid-back, inviting look.

Hardie Panel Vertical Siding

  • Cedarmill: Wood-like appearance.
  • Smooth: Neat and tidy finish.
  • Stucco: Warm, inviting look with fiber cement strength.
  • Sierra 8: Combines texture with linear details.

Hardie Trim Boards

  • 4/4 Rustic & Smooth: Wood-like and streamlined options.
  • 5/4 Rustic & Smooth: Raised texture and seamless finish.
  • Rustic Grain© Batten Boards: Traditional charm.
  • Smooth Batten Boards: Contemporary take on classic board and batten.

Hardie Soffit Panels

  • Non-Vented Cedarmill & Smooth: Protects from moisture and pests.
  • Vented Cedarmill & Smooth: Meets code requirements while complementing siding.

Hardie Weather Barrier Products

  • Weather Barrier: Water-resistant and breathable.
  • Pro-Flashing & Flex Flashing: Prevents water and air infiltration.
  • Seam Tape: Additional sealing option.

Professional Installation

While DIY projects can be satisfying, installing Hardie Board siding is best left to professionals. Advantage Remodeling and Roofing offers expert installation services, ensuring the job is done correctly and efficiently.For more detailed advice on Demystifying Roof Flashing: A Comprehensive Guide, click here.

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