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What Is the James Hardie® Siding ColorPlus® Finish?

Did you know that when you order your James Hardie® fiber cement siding you can choose either pre-primed to have it painted on site, or prefinished with their exclusive ColorPlus® finish?

Now, there are advantages to either. With pre-primed siding you can get exactly the color you want.  But then you have the additional time and expense of getting it painted. Perhaps if you want a very particular shade, that might be the way to go.

The Advantages of Ordering Your Hardie Siding Prefinished

photo courtesy of James Hardie

But if you opt for Hardie’s prefinished siding and trim that’s produced with their patented ColorPlus® baked-on finish, you’ll get so much more than just a nice paint job that’s been done ahead of time.

And it will last about twice as long as a typical house painting.

Think of this finish as more of an investment, for a number of reasons:

  • The color isn’t painted in the manufacturing plant – it’s baked on in multiple coats and allowed to cure between each coat.
  • This finish has 50% more layers of color than a typical residential paint job
  • The ColorPlus® finish has been designed to resist fading from UV rays far better than ordinary paint, and much better than vinyl siding colors
  • The finish is warrantied for 15 years – no house painter will give you that kind of guarantee!
  • The curing process takes place in a controlled environment, resulting in a stronger bond that would occur with paint
  • The baking process coats every edge, which means the color actually ‘wraps around’ each piece of siding – ordinary painting may not provide that kind of coverage
  • The finish is extremely resistant to chips and cracks
  • Unlike ordinary paint, the finish is uniform; manual painting can’t guarantee completely even thickness of paint, resulting in slight color variations

Perhaps you’re concerned you can’t get exactly the shade you want. ColorPlus® is available in 23 different colors, so chances are there’s a hue that is just what you’ve been looking for.

Want to find out more?  Give us a call today for a free in-home consultation.  We are a Hardie Preferred Siding Installation Contractor for the Minneapolis area, and we’d love to tell you why we recommend the ColorPlus® finish.






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