Anyone considering new siding has likely heard of James Hardie. It is known for its beauty and durability, but also it’s cost. There is no arguing that James Hardie requires some investment from a homeowner, but what about the return on investment? Does James Hardie increase your home’s value? Home value has some degree of subjectivity to it, but generally speaking, there are a few ways in which James Hardie has shown itself to increase home value and thus offer a compelling return on investment, especially when compared to cheap products like vinyl siding.
According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2019 Cost vs. Value report, re-siding your home returns more value than any other major home exterior project. This means that any siding job will likely help your home price, but how do you get the most out of that? A survey of home builders showed that 91% of them agree that fiber cement siding increases a home’s appraisal value.
The more objective value-added propositions come from James Hardie’s durability. Not only does it have little-to-no maintenance cost with long life, but it can also increase your home’s energy efficiency and save you money in other ways. Depending on your insurance, you can save on homeowner’s insurance cost with James Hardie installed. James Hardie does not attract pests and is not likely to have issues with insects or critters. And if that weren’t enough, all James Hardie siding products come with a 30-year non-prorated warranty. That means that you only spend money on these products every 30 years and more likely than not, much longer than 30 years. Future-proofing against unexpected exterior home expenses is hard to put a price tag on it, but you can most assuredly count on it to increase your home’s value.
For a little more information, check out this video from James Hardie about the complete value of James Hardie Fiber Cement Exteriors.