The Advantages of Updating Cedar Siding to Hardie Board Fiber Cement

Are you considering updating your old cedar siding? Consider making the switch to Hardie Board! Hardie siding is one of the best siding options out there, and improves in a number of ways over cedar siding. James Hardie introduced fiber cement board in the 1980s, which means they’ve basically written the book on fiber cement. In this week’s blog, we’ll talk about the advantages of updating cedar siding to Hardie.


Are you considering updating your old cedar siding? Consider making the switch to Hardie Board fiber cement!

Hardie Board Siding




Here are some facts about Hardie Board’s durability.


  • It resists thermal expansion and contraction. Wood, on the other hand, is very subject to expansion and contraction, and subsequent problems.
  • Very resistant to weather-related damage from storms, wind, and hail.
  • Unlike cedar, it doesn’t suffer from decay or deterioration caused by insects.
  • It is one of the most fire-resistant siding materials available, as its composition is mostly inert and will not burn. Cedar shingles can be treated with fireproofing material, but can still pose a fire risk.
  • It comes with a 20-50 year warranty.


Aesthetic Potential


Hardie has tons of potential for customization. For example, you can get Hardie siding that looks like cedar shakes, but has all the advantages of fiber cement! Hardie also comes in a variety of designs, giving you lots of options that just aren’t available with cedar.

To learn more about replacing your aluminum siding with Hardie Board fiber cement, contact Schaefer Siding and Exteriors today. We’ve been installing new siding in Pennsylvania and the Delmarva area since 1977. We’re both VSI certified and a CertainTeed 5-Star rated Contractor. Contact us today at 410-781-4028 or email us. You can also visit our website for more information.



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