Hardie board siding, sometimes referred to as HardiePlank, was created by James Hardie and also known as cement board siding. It is a wood-looking lap siding called fiber-cement. It is the perfect substitute for a pure wood home exterior some home owners are looking for. It comes in long, horizontal strips, just like wood lap siding.
Because it costs three times more than vinyl siding, many home owners who are looking for siding options are still dancing with the thought of choosing the HardiePlank. It can cost from $0.70 to $5.25 per square foot and could lead to a total cost of anywhere from $4,700 to $13,300. Add to that the extra fees for equipment and materials.
If it costs so much, why do many homeowners still prefer this over other choices? Here are some of the benefits of installing James Hardie Siding on to your home: