Home remodeling is a trendy issue around here, and some of you are trying to improve the curb appeal of your homes as spring approaches.

Interior design enthusiasts fawn over beautiful interiors, but a home’s outside also deserves investment because it makes the initial impression. Today I’m working with James Hardie to emphasize why the exterior of your home is equally as vital as the interior’s shape and function, if not more so.

Real estate appraiser and broker Matt is my husband. I’ve learnt a few things about raising a home’s value in the 20 years we’ve been together, so let’s include him in this discussion. He views exteriors from a value standpoint, whereas I view them first from a design perspective.

We constructed five brand-new homes on a split lot ten years ago, and for those residences we went with HardiePlank lap siding in various neutral shades of gray and tan. We have been huge admirers of James Hardie siding ever since because the exteriors of those homes still look just as nice as they did when they were first constructed.

If you’re in need of some color, James Hardies prefinished siding is available in a variety of colorful and muted tones that can instantly improve curb appeal. For years of enduring beauty, their ColorPlus technology bakes colors onto the boards for a tough finish and a strong connection that resists chipping, peeling, cracking, and fading.

By using the interactive Home Color Tool on the James Hardie website, you can visualize the siding and trim colors you choose on your home and eliminate any confusion.

It’s crucial to spend money on siding with an proven durability rating that can withstand the elements since once you’ve decided on the external color, you want it to stay that way for years to come.

Products made of James Hardie fiber cement are Engineered for Climate . Their HZ5 materials are resistant to shrinking, swelling, and cracking in the northern U.S. and Canada, even after years of damp or freezing weather. In addition, their HZ10 goods are resistant to sun, heat, and humidity damage.

Additionally non-combustible for additional fire protection, James Hardie fiber cement materials help you be ready for the unforeseeable.

As you are aware, Sonoma County, California, was the scene of some horrific wildfires in October 2016. This is a quick anecdote from Matt: I was evaluating a site last week that was just one parcel away from a fire station. Both the house’s location and the nearby fire station were entirely destroyed by fire. The owner, who also happened to be a firefighter, was discussing reconstruction when he said, “This time, I’m choosing Hardie siding since it’s non-combustible.” There it is, straight from a firefighter’s mouth:)

James Hardie siding, unlike wood, is resistant to pests, water, and warping. For its long-lasting appearance, Matt usually suggests James Hardie siding to his clients. In the current market, buyers and real estate gurus are aware of how low maintenance it is and how much longer it keeps properties looking lovely than field-applied paint on wood.

Every time we have used James Hardie siding, the homes have maintained their aesthetic value over the course of more than ten years.

Since 2009, builders have picked James Hardie as a Brand Leader in Builder Magazine each year. In addition, James Hardie was named the Readers’ Choice Most Sustainable Product in Green Builder Magazine in 2013, 2015, and 2016.

To start improving your home’s curb appeal, ask James Hardie for some free samples and apply their Design-It-Yourself tool . For even great advice on home remodeling, download their Inspiration Guide !

This exchange led to your relationship with AA10. My views are mine alone!





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