The siding on your home can dramatically change its appearance.  So which type and color are right for you?  Here we'll offer you some tips on choosing your siding and making your house represent your style.

HardiePlank® lap siding is the most popular brand of siding in America and can be found on over 5.5 million homes. With its strength, beauty and durability, HardiePlank® siding enhances and protects homes in all kinds of climates—and now, with the HardieZone® System, James Hardie provides siding with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. James Hardie now gives you the optimum siding for your home and climate, regardless of location.

All HardiePlank® lap siding comes in a variety of looks and textures, all of which are engineered for climate. We are so sure about how well the HardieZone system will perform, HardiePlank® lap siding comes with a 30-year nonprorated, transferable, limited warranty—our strongest warranty ever.

There are a few other choices for siding when it comes to the material.  Homes built by brick can last over 100 years.  It can be over 25 years before you even need to begin worrying about cracks or other damages.  Sacrificing some durability, if you wanted a less expensive choice, there is also brick-veneer, which will look just as appealing to the eye.  A smart decision for weather related concerns is a stone house. 

Things like heat, snow, ice and rain will have little effect on a home built with stone.  A common use for building a home is stucco.  Stucco is cement combined with water and other ingredients like sand or lime.  The rock hard surface created by stucco is solid and keeps moisture out.  A bonus to having the stucco 'look' is that there are synthetic stuccos available.  They are not as durable, but they look authentic.