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Fiber Cement from James Hardie Is a Highly Durable Siding Option When Compared with Vinyl

With the recent severe storms that hit the north Minneapolis area earlier in June, some homeowners around the Twin Cities metro are finding they need to replace their siding this summer.  If you’re one of them, we’d like you to consider fiber cement siding from The James Hardie Company.

Window Outfitters is proud to recommend Hardie products  to our customers because they produce some of the most reliable forms of siding available today, certainly more long-lasting than vinyl is. Fiber cement siding stands out when compared to vinyl for all of the following reasons.

  • Enhanced Insulation – Hardie siding offers more insulation than vinyl does. That means that you’ll enjoy a more comfortable home with fewer drafts and better energy efficiency levels overall.
  • Weather Resistance – This fiber cement siding holds up surprisingly well against most standard weather conditions. It can handle high winds, sun damage, most forms of precipitation and it will continue to look nice long after the first year of installation.
  • The Color Lasts – With many forms of siding, vinyl included, the original color that you begin with is not what you have after a few years of use. The color fades and you end up with a less desirable look over time. The color holds true for much longer if you choose Hardie siding with ColorPlus® finish, which is one of the things that our customers seem to enjoy the most.
  • Wide Variety of Color Options – Unlike vinyl siding that’s somewhat limited on the color that you can get, you can obtain Hardie siding and trim in a wide variety of colors from their curated color palettes, making it easy to match an existing color scheme and to make your home look exactly the way you want it to. Or you can choose siding that is preprimed and can be painted on site in whatever color you’d like.  This is an excellent perk for homeowners looking for a very specific shade.
  • Easy Inspections – There are some siding types that are difficult to get approval from a local building inspector; Hardie siding is not one of them. Most inspectors are familiar with the product and are happy to pass it for use on a home.

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Home and business owners looking for a long-lasting siding solution that will continue to perform and hold up well over time should strongly consider investing in fiber cement siding from James hardie. It’s a quality product that’s well worth the money. It’s what we recommend to our customers at Window Outfitters and we’re actually offering a special on Hardie siding with the long-lasting ColorPlus® finish for an even better value.

Visit us today to learn about your siding options and how you could be protecting your home. We are a James Hardie preferred siding contractor for Minneapolis. 


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.