We have discussed the uses of hardy board and hardy backer as a subfloor, and on interior walls for tile, now let’s talk about the most common use of hardy board. Hardy board siding in many peoples opinion, is one of the best home exterior sidings you can choose to put on your house.
Hardie board siding offers a wide variety of not only planks and colors, but also offers a wide variety of different textures to give your home a unique look, even if your next-door neighbor has installed Hardi board siding as well. James Hardie board siding comes in 4 x 8 sheets, 3 x 5 sheets, 4×4 sheets and planks that vary in different widths, lengths and textures.
In the same manner that hardie backer withstands extreme amounts of water, heat, and steam in your bathroom, hardie board siding withstands extreme temperatures and weather including rain, wind, hail and flooding. It is hard to imagine that an exterior wood siding would stand up as well as a hardie siding product would.
Hardi board siding comes pre-primed and ready to paint, saving one whole step in the painting process, which in return saves you time which equals money. Hardy board siding also accepts caulk very well, and is easy to clean after the caulking process is over. If you’re like most people do not like to paint, you can buy Hardie board siding prepainted in one of many colors that James Hardie siding offers. Install it, clear caulk it, and you’re done.
Once again, you may ask, How do I cut hardie board siding? Cutting the planks can be done the exact same way that you would cut the backer board, with Hardie shears, circular saw, table saw, four-inch grinder and jigsaw. Remember that cutting Hardiboard produces a lot of dust, so take caution by wearing a dust mask along with earplugs and eye protection.
This amazing concrete siding also known as fiber cement board and cement board siding is definitely one of the most versatile, longest lasting exterior sidings available on the market today. You can find Hardie siding at your local hardware stores, such as Lowe’s and Home Depot, along with ordering it in bulk online or through a Hardie siding contractor. Always shop around and look for discounts, sales and coupons. Making a purchase this big should not be rushed, and keep in mind that most retail hardware stores and Internet sites will fight for your business. Many times one store will not only match another stores price, but beat it as well.