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Like most homeowners, you probably want your house siding to be as perfect as it can be. You probably want some deep embossing. You want your siding to be solid, so that it can be easily painted.
Your siding should be able to add to your home’s resale value. Is there a siding that possesses all these qualities? Yes, there is. It’s HardiePlank.
What is HardiePlank?
HardiePlank is a fiber cement siding, which combines cement-like materials and cellulose fibers. This is similar to wood siding with its long horizontal appearance. It is made of wood in the form of cellulose, but it is made of minerals as well. Thus, it is called fiber cement.
This siding is designed with a wood grain texture to simulate the appearance of wood. Its embossing gives any flat surface a richer smoother look.
Benefits of HardiePlank
Allows Recovery of Cost Upon Home Resale
Unlike other sidings, HardiePlank allows you to get back your initial investment when you sell your home. Fiber cement siding facilitates the great return of cost upon sale of your house.
HardiePlank installation is considered an upscale project. You can expect to get back at least a significant percentage of the cost of your initial outlay upon resale.
Although not fireproof, HardiePlank is fire resistant. It does not contribute to fire combustion in comparison to vinyl and wood siding. Admittedly, vinyl siding has its benefits, but it tends to feed flames. Wood siding is quite combustible. HardiePlank tends to be neutral. It is not a fire and combustion feeder.
Looks Like Wood Siding
The reason why many people choose HardiePlank is its wood-like appearance. HardiePlank is quite as thick as wood siding. It can be painted quite easily compared to vinyl siding.
Of course, it does not look like wood in close inspection, and it has a shallow wood grade. It also has a more uniform pattern.
Insect and Vermin Resistant
The drawback to wood siding is the vermins and insects. You will need to deal with carpenter ants and termites. This is not the case with Hardieplank because it does not contain enough cellulose to attract the insects. As such, it is insect resistant.
Although homebuilders and homeowners may have just discovered the many benefits of HardiePlank, this material has actually been around for almost 100 years. Needless to say, HardiePlank is safe to use. Your home won’t be a guinea pig for this product.
If you have any inquiries about this material, don’t hesitate to call us now.