Hearing the word “siding” may conjure up a specific image in your mind, likely the timeless look of lap siding. But turns out, siding isn’t so one-sided. In fact, with James Hardie® siding and trim, you can opt for classic shingles, modern vertical siding and a slew of trim options. Each offer the same high-performance durability and protection but with a variety of looks.
Whether your East Coast home is a Tudor, bungalow, Victorian or ranch, there are plenty of design options to choose from for your next exterior siding project. Here are a few options that may shift your siding perspective:
HardiePlank® lap siding: There’s a reason this siding style is the most popular James Hardie product—it’s traditional, timeless and strong. This horizontal siding exhibits the classic look most of us think of when envisioning a home’s exterior siding. If you choose to go this route, you can decide between the smooth, rustic, or beaded varieties. This simple rambler-style home is sided in Timber Bark HardiePlank lap siding with straight edge HardieShingle® siding in the gables for a clean, well-protected and refreshed look.
HardiePanel® vertical siding: If you’re seeking a more contemporary look from your home siding, incorporating some or all HardiePanel vertical siding is an option. These homeowners chose to outfit their modernized Victorian in Khaki Brown HardiePlank lap siding with smooth HardiePanel vertical siding to highlight the home’s gables. When selecting your vertical siding, you may choose to side the entire body of the home in a vertical option, or just a portion of the house. Depending on your taste, you can opt for HardiePanel vertical siding in smooth, rustic or stucco texture.
HardieShingle® siding: This seaside beauty is clad in HardieShingle siding in Light Mist. You can use shingles sparingly to accentuate a section of the house, or on the entire home’s exterior, like this home. With shingles, you also have the choice to stagger them or keep them straight. This coastal home is decked out in straight edge HardieShingle siding.
HardieTrim® boards: Trim is like the icing on the cake—the final touch that adds a finished look to your home’s exterior. It’s a flawless way to accentuate your home’s corners, columns, doors and windows. When selecting your HardieTrim boards, you can go rustic for a raised texture that mimics wood grain, or smooth, for a more modern look. This Tudor has Timber Bark HardieTrim boards, which highlight its steeply pitched roof and intersecting gables.
No matter what home style you possess, when you go with James Hardie, you’ll reap the benefits of its products. Here are a few standout advantages:
- James Hardie siding and trim are Engineered for Climate®, meaning they are ready to withstand worst-case weather scenarios including snow, ice storms, strong winds and hail.
- While paint and other siding finishes can dull over time, James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology is made to resist damaging UV rays, so your color will stay vibrant longer with less maintenance.
- Compared to its siding counterparts, James Hardie fiber-cement products offer superior protection and durability with a 30-year non-prorated limited warranty.