Hardie Board siding is durable and will look good for way over 50 years! More significantly, it is inexpensive! This Board is manufactured by James Hardie a leader in the industry with over 50 years of experience in producing high quality building products, the board is a composite and made out of cement and sand plus cellulose fibers, these are then blended together with resins, waxes and water. The composite material undergoes a process that uses high-pressure steam to press the mixture into a mold, which gives the material its ultimate form.
Once the material has cured and hardened paint can be applied and it holds very well to the board, you can paint the Board any color you like or get the pre-finished Board with a 15-year warranty on the paint. It is non-combustible and fire resistant, with a limited, transferable warranty for up to 50 years. It remains stable for years, it will not contract and expand, it will not crack or rot and it will not be damaged by rain and hail. It looks similar to wood, but is not vulnerable to attack from termites. It is a product which will last a lifetime.
Hardie Board siding is fast becoming the product leader in the market. Currently Hardie Board Siding costs less than good quality vinyl sidings it two and a half times cheaper than Redwood sidings. It has many other uses too, it can be used to line eaves or soffits or as an underlay for decks or indoors in the bathroom. This type of fiber cement sidings is probably one of if not the best solution for homes these days as it is low maintenance and extremely durable.
Installing Hardie Board sidings to a home is quite a simple process if done by a professional contractor, who has experience in handling and working with the product. The contractor will be able to measure, cut the board as needed, and then fit it to the building structure. To finish off the house beautifully all that needs to be done is a paint treatment and the job is complete. It will look stunning for years to come. Check out this touching story about James Hardie Siding, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Fp2_4bPM4o.
So if you are interested in learning more about the options and applications of this fantastic product you just need to contact a professional contractor or James Hardie directly. For more information visit http://www.wrkp.com/james-hardie-chicago/