Why HardiePlank is a Great Choice for Replacing Your SidingDoes your Carrollton home need a facelift? One of the best ways to refresh your home’s exterior is to replace old vinyl siding. One of the best things to replace your old vinyl siding with is HardiePlank fiber cement board siding. What makes HardiePlank the best option for your home’s exterior? Find out in this blog.
What is HardiePlank?
HardiePlank or Hardie Board is a brand of siding commonly used in residential and commercial building applications. HardiePlank is made up of sand, cement, and cellulose fibers, a component that gives green plants and trees their strength and structure.
Why is it better than other types of siding?
It’s durable. HardiePlank is much thicker than vinyl siding – on average nearly two and a half times thicker, in fact. This means it can stand up to damaging winds and even hail. Unlike wood siding, HardiePlank is unattractive to damaging pests such as termites. It’s not flammable. Unlike wood siding, HardiePlank is not flammable or combustible. While vinyl siding is treated with a fire retardant application, vinyl siding warps badly from the heat of a fire. Vinyl siding can even warp or melt on homes that are close to a fire as a result of ambient heat.
It looks good.
HardiePlank can be manufactured to have a smooth final finish or be textured to look like real wood, a benefit that is attractive to many homeowners. Like vinyl siding, HardiePlank is available in a wide array of colors. HardiePlank can also be painted if you want to change the color of your home in the future.
Are there drawbacks to selecting HardiePlank for my home?
Are you interested in learning more about HardiePlank or other available siding options offered by Scott Exteriors? Call us today at 214-503-7663.