James Hardie Siding vs. Vinyl Infographic

Vinyl is a popular siding option for homes in the U.S. It’s cheap, and relatively low maintenance. But vinyl doesn’t offer the same elegance as wood, and can’t protect your home from fire, weather, and flying debris. That’s why HardiePlank fiber cement siding was invented by James Hardie. Check out the infographic below to see why over 5.5 million homes across North America prefer Hardie Plank siding to vinyl!

James Hardie Siding vs. Vinyl

Hardie Plank fiber cement siding and vinyl siding are two of the most popular types of house siding used today. But which does a better job of…

  • Beautifying your home and enhancing its curb appeal?
  • Protecting your home from fire, wind, and rain?
  • Improving your home’s energy efficiency?

Find out why 5.5 million homes in North America prefer James Hardie siding over vinyl.

1. Flame Resistance

James Hardie: Non-combustible, and approved for fire-rated construction.

Vinyl: Melts or burns when exposed to significant heat or flame.

2. Color Flexibility

James Hardie: Can be painted any color, and color lasts longer than with wood.

Vinyl: Color can’t be changed, and can easily fade. Difficult to match when repairs are needed.

3. Weather Resistance

James Hardie: resists rotting, warping, cracking, hail, and high winds up to 150 mph.

Vinyl: Becomes brittle in cold weather and can be damaged by hail, tree limbs, and other flying debris.

4. Thickness

James Hardie: 5 times thicker than vinyl. Provides extra durability and protection for your home.

Vinyl: Only 5/100″ thick.

Hardie Plank Siding

Low maintenance, durability, flexibility, and protection.

Choosing Hardie Plank siding from James Hardie just makes sense.

For superior fiber cement siding installed by professionals, check out Blue Ridge Exteriors – your Richmond siding experts.

The most residential HardiePlank re-sides in Central Virginia, including Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, Richmond, Bon Air, Glen Allen, Midlothian, and Chesterfield.


Infographic Source: blueridgeexteriors

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