Why do we use James Hardie for siding?

Why Madison Uses James Hardie

Siding Technology is Advancing

Siding water absorption

Siding water absorption Left: Regular siding  Right: James Hardie

Water in Madison is like air in other cities. We are surrounded on either side by lakes and our homes constantly feel the humidity. Even in the cold of winter, we occasionally get a warm spell that turns all of that snow into floods of water.

If you look at the image on the left, you can see the difference between regular wooden siding and James Hardie’s Wood Composite Siding. It has the powerful combination of water resistance and a beautiful finish.

Water will get absorbed by your siding because anything other than metal is going to have some porousness. It’s pretty much a guarantee. But with James Hardie, the composite siding won’t break apart or grow mold. It has a unique mold resistant composite material that will last for significantly longer than wood. Regular wooden siding expands, splits, grows moldy, and will fall right off your home. James Hardie siding is made of brilliant materials and it’s also well designed. The tops and bottoms of their siding are coated in paint to further prevent water absorption during rainy seasons.

The only wood you should be watering… is the tree in your yard


When you’re considering siding for your home, you’re probably also wondering about colors. I think we’re all comfortable admitting that appearances in Real Estate do matter. Well, James Hardie has that too. Check out their online design tool so you can pick out your favorite colors. They can even recommend you colors based on your zip code. Here is just one example of the many color options you can choose:

James Hardie Example Color Palette

James Hardie Example Color Palette


As we’ve said many times before siding has a 100% ROIwhich means if you’re looking to sell, flip, or rent, you need to install new siding. The cost will be recouped immediately and the number of repairs on the home for future homewoners / renters will be significantly less. Siding is the face of the home. Don’t let it let you down. 

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