Hardie board fiber cement siding provides superior resistance against termites and woodpeckers than vinyl, as well as moisture penetration without warping, swelling or rot.
James Hardie lap siding comes with a 30-year non-prorated warranty and is fireproof and resistant to extreme weather conditions, making it the perfect solution.
Putty can easily repair minor cracks in hardiplank siding, however there are a few things you should know prior to beginning work.
Remove the Damaged Boards
Your house’s siding plays a central role in its appearance and protection from the elements; but it may become discolored or damaged over time.
Hardie plank siding is a highly popular alternative to vinyl and wood siding due to its durability and resistance against weather, fire, and impact damage – offering lower home insurance premiums than its alternatives.
Regular cleanings of hardiplank siding is easy to do, yet regular maintenance must take place to keep it looking its best. A bit of extra attention and care can make a big difference in how neighbors view your home. Low maintenance does not mean no maintenance – cleaning hardiplank siding must still be performed! Here are some helpful tips on how to do so: first remove nails that hinder sliding into place the new strip, followed by cutting the new replacement board in order to match up to what was removed (ie cut a longer length than what was removed), followed by replacing with another board (if possible) that matches exactly.
Step one in fixing cracks in hardiplank siding is inspecting the area. If a single crack exists, repairing may simply involve nailing back in place with each nail hitting a stud; but for larger cracks it may be time for replacement panels.
HardiePlank siding (also referred to as HardiPanel or cement siding) offers an appealing aesthetic over wood lap siding, cedar shingles and other common home siding materials such as vinyl. Furthermore, its durability against elements has saved homeowners the expense of frequent repairs related to rot or mold growth.
Durability and attractive appearance combine to make vinyl siding an excellent investment in the resale value of your home. It can withstand storms, high winds, hail, snow, ice and harsh humidity without succumbing to damage; plus it’s noncombustible as well as termite- and rot-resistant! Maintenance requirements are minimal compared with wood siding; additionally it can even be repainted should its luster begin to fade over time.
Details matter when it comes to exterior design of your home; they tell a story about its space for guests and neighbors alike and can make or break an initial impression of your property.
Attention must be paid to even the smallest details on your property, such as its siding. A new fiber cement siding installation can enhance both its appearance and value.
HardiePlank’s fiber cement construction makes it highly resilient to weather hazards that are both frequent and less-than-common, including fireproofing and impact resistance, high winds and torrential rainfall, no rot or warping issues, nor being eaten away by insects.
Durability and resistance to various hazards make vinyl siding an excellent way to reduce homeowner’s insurance premiums, as well as potentially lower the amount you owe each month on premiums. Plus, the manufacturer offers a 30-year nonprorated warranty on their products! However, some maintenance is still necessary to keep it looking its best!
Paint the Surface
Hardie plank siding can give your home an elegant appearance when painted correctly, giving the appearance of wood grain siding. Before painting begins, however, you must carefully clean the surface using pressure washing to eliminate dirt build-up, stains, mildew growth or any damp climate-induced mildew growth. Re-caulking all seams and joints may help ensure moisture doesn’t enter and damage fiber cement siding panels.
Once the cracks have been filled in, you can begin painting the fiber cement siding. A professional exterior painter will use a spray application for an attractive factory-like finish using high-grade acrylic latex colors of your choosing.
Since HardiePlank is primed at the factory, painting it after installation is a straightforward task. Just be sure to choose an ideal weather day as applying an even coat may prove more successful – this way it should last at least another 10-12 years! There’s no guaranteed method for creating an even application; any attempt at getting it even will help prolong its longevity!