Siding does an important job of protecting your home from the elements. When it’s time for replacement siding, you want proven siding that will last for many years to come.  At Window World of Western Chicago, we use a variety of durable siding products you can count on. One of our top products is James Hardie siding.


James Hardie offers beautiful fiber cement siding with top performance available in a wide variety of colors and styles to meet your home’s design needs. We’ve put together this handy guide to break down the top four benefits of fiber cement siding.


1.      Powerful Resistance Against Moisture Damage

As your home’s first line of defense against moisture, your siding needs to be able to protect against water damage. Water damage can cause gradual damage to a home, meaning it adds up over time and most homeowners don’t realize it until the problems are significant. Damage from water contributes to mold and rot.


James Hardie siding protects against these problems:

●        Swelling and expansion

●        Buckling or cracking

●        Color separation


2.      Fire Protection

Our non-combustible fiber cement siding offers an added layer of protection for your family against fire. In the unlikely and unfortunate event of a fire, wood siding can light up like a matchbook. Fiber cement siding, on the other hand, is especially durable when it comes to fire. Not only does it not contribute to fueling the fire, but it also will fail to ignite when exposed to a direct flame. This is why so many firefighters endorse James Hardie fiber cement siding. Many insurance carriers also recognize our fire-resistant properties.


3.      Extreme Weather Durability

Fiber cement siding offers durable protection against the elements. Fiber cement siding has the ability to withstand extreme temperatures. The extreme cold of a Chicago winter is no match for the durability of fiber cement siding. It also performs well under the impact of hail and flying debris from strong weather.


Our siding can also withstand:

●        Heat

●        Drought

●        High winds

●        UV rays

●        Snowstorms

●        Humidity

●        Freezes


4.      Gorgeous Wood Appearance

Create a lasting impression with the look of real cedar shingles or planks. James Hardie fiber cement siding offers the appearance of wood with engineered durability. Wood can be damaged by birds or insect infestations, but fiber cement stands up to these common pests. Fiber cement is engineered using wood pulp, filler, water, and cement, making an incredibly durable product that can take on any appearance.


Western Chicago Siding Replacement Experts

When it comes to your home’s curb appeal, your siding can make or break its appearance. Fiber cement siding offers all the appeal of traditional wood siding but the engineered durability of a top-quality manufactured product.


At Window World of Western Chicago, we offer James Hardie fiber cement siding in a number of beautiful colors and styles to get your home looking its best. If you’re ready to kick your home’s curb appeal up a notch, give us a call at 331-903-6873, or visit us online for a free estimate.