Performance and Beauty: Why James Hardie® Siding Is So Popular


It’s a good rule of thumb to focus on the quality and features of a particular type of siding instead of the brand. There is, however, a reason why homeowners prefer certain brands over others. 

James Hardie® siding, for example, is the most popular brand of siding in the country, having been installed in over 8 million homes. Why is James Hardie the preferred choice for siding among homeowners, you ask? The residential siding experts at Eagle Creek Siding, LLC, elaborate below.  


If we had to narrow down the various factors that affect the popularity of certain brands of siding, it would usually boil down to two: beauty and performance. James Hardie has an extensive catalog of siding profiles and textures, giving homeowners unmatched design flexibility. And to ensure that the colors on their customers’ exterior endure and look great for longer, James Hardie introduced ColorPlus® Technology to its premium product lines. The colors on siding with ColorPlus have a smooth, consistent finish and resist chipping, peeling and cracking. 


There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach in the siding industry. Certain types of siding are only suitable to certain types of climates, which is why James Hardie created the HardieZone® system to classify region-based products and make it easier for customers to pick out the right type of siding for their home. That being said, James Hardie siding is specially engineered to resist a wide range of common siding issues, including severe weather, fire, moisture, rot and pests. 

Still Not Convinced?  

It’s natural for homeowners to be wary of marketing talk, which is why most of them skim through product reviews before making a purchase. If you look up reviews of James Hardie siding, however, you’ll find that the manufacturer has received several glowing recommendations from some of the most trusted organizations and magazines in the industry. Listed below are some of the awards James Hardie has received in recent years:

  • Qualified Remodeler® Top Exterior Product award
  • GreenBuilder® Reader’s Choice for Green Siding Product
  • This Old House® Best Building Products Made in America
  • The Good Housekeeping Research Institute’s Good Housekeeping Seal and Limited Warranty to Consumers 

Want to Know More About Jame Hardie’s Premium Siding Options?

Eagle Creek Siding, LLC, a proud member of the James Hardie® Contractor Alliance™ program, offers a wide range of professional exterior remodeling services, including siding installation and deck replacement services.  To request an estimate, call us at (360) 570-0396 or leave us a message here

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