HardieShingle: Classic Looks Without the Rot
When it comes to siding styles, few can match the classic charm of a cedar shingle roof. However, keeping a home with siding of this type in perfect condition requires a great deal of maintenance, thanks to cedar’s vulnerability towards fire, water, and termites. That alone may be enough to make homeowners switch to another type of siding, but what if there’s a way to achieve the same classic look without the hassle associated with it? Enter HardieShingle Siding.
HardieShingle Siding is made of the same material that gave HardiePlank siding extremely durable – fiber cement. This mix of sand, cement, and cellulosic fibers has excellent structural support and offers unparalleled fire, water, and pest resistance.
You might be wondering how a cement-based material can match the aesthetic appeal of cedar shingles. HardieShingle siding undergoes dyeing and contouring to help achieve the natural look of wood siding. You can further customize the look of your home by painting over HardieShingle siding, but the initial wood finish is considered by many homeowners to be good enough for their homes.
Fiber cement shingles offer more than durability. It also offers cost-efficiency. While the initial cost may seem pricier than usual, keep in mind that you’ll have shingles that require way less maintenance and are expected to last longer than wooden shingles. This means you’ll save plenty of cash that would otherwise be spent on repairs and replacements in the end.
Aside from sparing you the hassle (and cost) of siding maintenance, HardieShingle also offers improved energy efficiency. Because fiber cement provides excellent protection against extreme temperature, your HVAC units will have an easier time regulating indoor air, which indirectly results in lower electric bills.
HardieShingle siding isn’t just good for your home; it’s also good for the environment. HardieShingle is recyclable and creates very little environmental impact. While it is not biodegradable like wood, it doesn’t release harmful toxins into the environment. Furthermore, it takes much fewer trees to cover your home with HardieShingle siding than with cedar shingles.
Are you looking for something that could add height to your home? Perhaps HardiePanel is the right choice for you; find out more about it in Part 3, coming soon!