This issue is less likely to occur in Houston, or surrounding southern areas, but up north where it snows homeowners who have vinyl siding whose neighbors install Low-E Windows are finding their vinyl siding is melting. More and more people are installing Low – E Windows so this will happen more often as people upgrade their homes with better technology.

We use Hardie Siding on many of our homes, it’s a superior siding product and it won’t melt when the sun’s reflection from Low-E Windows hits it. James Hardie siding is developed for the climate where it is installed so you can feel confident that the siding you put on your house today will look great twenty years from now.

James Hardie products are used on more than 5.5 million homes in the US! In 2013 HardiePlank® lap siding received the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, which enlists a team of scientists, engineers and researchers to test household products. The Seal is a mark of quality and is granted only after a product’s rigorous evaluation. This is important to us because we only use the best products on our homes, knowing the siding has been rigorously tested gives us great confidence in their product.

James Hardie siding products are loved by designers, contractors and most importantly, homeowners. James Hardie products are green. They incorporate natural ingredients in a superior finish that maintains it’s beauty and yet is strong enough to withstand a hurricane. Hardie siding is also fire resistant.

The product is designed to look like wood siding but without any of the maintenance of wood.

Wondering about the cost of a premium siding product like James Hardie HardiPlank?

While prices vary from market to market, this is how HardiePlank siding compares in installed price with its competitors:

  • More expensive than vinyl
  • Less expensive than brick
  • Equal or less than hardboard or composite siding
  • Less expensive than synthetic stucco

Talk to your contractor to get an estimate of HardiPlank on your home or call Hardie Siding customer support at 1-888-JHARDIE for more information.