Are you part of the 90% of homeowners who plan to remodel some part of their house in the next year? Whether you’re planning a full renovation or you just need to take care of some maintenance projects, you’ll want to make sure you’re investing in products that will last a long time.  This is especially true for siding projects. Picking the right siding brand and material not only ensures that your house looks great from the outside, but it also helps protect your home from the elements, keeping you and your family safe.  When homeowners talk to us about their siding projects, they often ask, “Is James Hardie Siding really worth it?”  The short answer is an emphatic yes. This guide will help you learn about the many benefits of James Hardie fiber cement siding, and why it could be the best choice for your home. 


Your home’s siding is essentially the first level of protection between your house and the outside world. So, it’s clear that you can’t afford a siding that lacks durability.  Other siding materials, like wood or vinyl, are prone to cracking, buckling, and swelling based on the weather. Over time, you might start to notice imperfections in your siding, like small holes and worn off paint.  Sure, this can turn into an eyesore, but it’s much more serious than that. Those small imperfections can lead to expensive issues like water damage and rot.  James Hardie Siding, however, is different. It’s specifically designed to withstand the Nebraska weather extremes. Not only is it made from a durable fiber cement material that doesn’t crack or buckle, but it’s resistant to rot, moisture, fire, and pests as well.  When you choose James Hardie fiber cement siding, you’ll get the peace of mind that comes along with knowing your home’s exterior is protected, come what may.


For some people, spending a Saturday outside, cleaning the sides of their home can be relaxing, and even satisfying. If you’re one of those people, we’ve got bad news: you won’t have to do that very often if you choose James Hardie Siding for your home.  If, however, you have a busy schedule and don’t have time to dedicate to maintaining your siding, then you’ll love James Hardie. While fiber cement siding does need the occasional cleaning with a hose and a gentle brush, overall, it’s an extremely low maintenance material.  Unlike wood siding that must be painted every few years due to chipping, James Hardie Siding is engineered to look as great as it does on day one for plenty of years to come.  Aside from a yearly, gentle scrubbing, once your fiber cement siding is installed, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your new, upgraded curb appeal. 

Variety of Styles and Colors

When you close your eyes and picture your dream house, what colors do you see? Do you like the timeless look of a neutral siding color or do you want to showcase your style with a pop of color? With James Hardie Siding, the only limit to your design is your imagination. There are hundreds of different color options at your disposal, and you can also choose the James Hardie ColorPlus® Technology, which helps resist harmful UV rays to keep your home’s siding looking new and vibrant.  From dark, rich hues to light and bright pastels, there’s truly a design for every taste. 

High ROI

Anytime you invest in a home remodeling project, you want to make sure it’s a good use of your money. Well, when you choose a fiber cement siding like James Hardie, you won’t have anything to worry about.  On average, you can expect to recoup nearly 78% of the cost back in added value to your home when you replace your siding with a fiber cement material. That’s the highest rate of return of any siding material.  And, in 2020, it’s the fourth-highest value of any home improvement project, behind only stone veneer, garage door replacement, and minor kitchen remodel.  It’s safe to say that purchasing a fiber cement siding like James Hardie is a good use of money that will help increase your home’s value should you eventually decide to sell it. 

Backed by Warranties

Of course, even with its outstanding ROI, you still want to make sure you’re protected should something go wrong. Have no fear; James Hardie has your back, thanks to a variety of warranties for their products.  For example, their popular HardiePlank® siding is backed by a 30-year Express Limited Product Warranty. This means if there are defective portions of the siding, they’ll repair or replace it within a 30-year period.  And, remember that ColorPlus® Technology we mentioned above? It’s covered by a 15-year Express Limited Product Warranty, guaranteeing that your siding will not peel, crack, or chip. If for some reason, it does, they’ll repair it within those first 15 years.  With the James Hardie warranties and the skilled installers on the Thompson’s Home Improvement team working for you, you’ll never have to worry about your fiber cement siding. 

Get Started on Your James Hardie Siding Project Today

Now that you know more about all the benefits of James Hardie siding and why it is in fact worth it, trust Thompson's Home Improvement to get the job done right.  For more than a decade, we’ve been providing high-quality home improvement services to Nebraska homeowners just like you. We’ll work with you through a collaborative process, making sure you get the siding of your dreams, for the right price.  Contact us today to learn more about why we love James Hardie siding and why we know you will too.