Hardiplank siding is made of fiber cement. It's named after the manufacturer of this type of siding, James Hardie. As all other fiber cement siding products nationwide, hardiplank is generally made of cement, sand and cellulose fiber. By carefully selecting the ingredients and treating them for strength and durability James Hardie produces a great product with excellent durability, versatile finishes, good thermal insulation and more.
Hardie plank is not prone to insect attacks, fire and moisture. It is dimensionally stable and will change size very little with thermal surges. That is why it needs to be painted less frequently as opposed to steel or aluminum siding. It is still advisable that you wash your siding every year.
In case of fire or hail hardieplank will perform much better than vinyl, and wood.
Following is a list of the most important features of hardieplank siding:
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