When you’re ready to replace your old, worn-out siding you’ll be overwhelmed with the options available. How do you know what type of siding is best for your home and your investment?  Thompson’s Home Improvements recommends James Hardie Siding to our customers because we believe it’s simply the best siding product on the market. You can learn more about James Hardie Siding and how it compares to other types of siding.

What is James Hardie Siding?

James Hardie siding is made out of fiber cement, an innovative product that combines wood fiber, cement, sand, and water to form a durable siding material that looks like wood, but is much more durable.  James Hardie fiber cement siding requires very little maintenance! While real wood may need to be repainted every few years, fiber cement siding is made to last and could potentially save you from having to perform costly repairs down the road.  If you’re looking for an instant upgrade in curb appeal that is long-lasting, look no further than James Hardie Siding.

James Hardie Siding vs. Other Siding Types

So, what makes James Hardie Siding stand out among the rest?


Fiber cement siding is denser and more durable than its vinyl siding counterpart. Its extra strength comes from being composed of cement-like materials, which can withstand the elements better than vinyl or wood siding.  Fiber cement siding also does not burn, melt, or warp when exposed to extreme heat, meaning your siding will look new for longer. And, unlike wood or cedar siding, fiber cement does not attract destructive insects like carpenter ants and termites. Simply put, fiber cement siding can help give you peace of mind that your home’s siding will be safe and last for years to come.


If you’re tired of having to regularly paint or maintain your home’s siding, fiber cement is one of the best options available to you. Unlike wood siding or shingles that require regular painting and maintenance, James Hardie siding is relatively maintenance-free.  Gently washing your fiber cement siding once or twice a year can help keep it looking new for years. Of course, all siding deteriorates a bit over time but James Hardie requires significantly less maintenance than would be required for an alternate type of siding.

Energy Efficiency

If you’re looking for ways to lower your monthly energy bill, then you’ll love that James Hardie Siding includes weather/moisture barriers and climate-appropriate insulation.  Both of these features may offer energy savings and help lower your utility bill over time. 


When it comes to pure looks, it’s hard to argue against James Hardie Siding. The beautiful material has the look and depth of real wood, with all the benefits of modern siding.  And, since it comes in a variety of colors and styles like Hardieplank, Hardieshingle, and Hardiepanel, you’re sure to find something that perfectly fits your home’s design aesthetic. Your siding is one of the first things people notice when they visit your home. James Hardie Siding can help ensure that your home is warm and welcoming instead of an eyesore. James Hardie also comes in hundreds of different colors based on the collection you are looking at. Visually James Hardie will have almost every option you could ask for.

Home Value

Whether you’re looking to sell your home in the next few months or the next several years, it’s important to consider how any home renovation project can affect your home’s estimated value.  According to a Remodeling.net Cost vs. Value report, installing fiber cement siding was one of the top items for the best ROI, with an average return of 87%. First impressions can make a huge impact on a homebuyer’s final decision, so think about the impression your current siding would make on potential buyers. If it’s less than desirable, consider investing in James Hardie Siding now so you can get a higher ROI if or when you do decide to sell. Contact Us for A Quote Today Want to learn more about why James Hardie Siding might be a good fit for your home? We’d love to talk to you to learn more about your home, why you’re looking to upgrade your siding, and how we can help get the job done.