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Make Your Life Easier With James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

The Twin Cities forecast for this week?  Rain.  Snow. Sleet. Wintry mix. Freezing temps.

Although the start of winter here in the Minneapolis area has been fairly mild, you know that it won’t last long.  You can take this week’s forecast and just put it on ‘random repeat’ for about the next four months or so.  Minnesota winters can be hard on our homes, and by spring some houses are definitely looking the worse for wear.

And for some homeowners, that could mean it’s time for new siding – but something that can stand up to our weather.

When it comes to your house you want the best of the best, without breaking the bank. And you also want the exterior of your home to be attractive and to stand out in your neighborhood.   So when you’re looking for new siding there are many things to consider – such as the durability, affordability, and how good it looks. It can be hard to find the right kind of siding to fit all of these expectations.

However, James Hardie Fiber cement siding may just be your solution.

Some of the Benefits of James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

When customers ask us for a recommendation on siding, James Hardie fiber cement is our first choice.  There are quite a few benefits to choosing this type of siding, and here they are.

  • Installation Process: During manufacturing, the siding strips are already pressed and sealed. Then the pieces are fairly easy to install.  We apply the siding according to Hardie company specifications.  The final step – if you haven’t ordered prefinished siding with their exclusive ColorPlus® finish, the pre-primed siding needs to be painted.
  • Variety Of Options With James Hardie Fibercement siding you get an array of different textures, sizes, and even shapes to choose from, so there is pretty much something for everyone.  You can choose prefinished siding in over a dozen colors, or opt for a primed version that can be finished once it’s installed in whatever paint color you desire.
  • Durability: This type of siding doesn’t warp or fade easily, not even when facing harsh weather conditions like we get here in Minnesota. It is very fire retardant, termite proof, and is not known to rot.
  • Affordability: The cost is fairly reasonable considering you’re paying the same amount you would for good quality vinyl siding without covering your house is plastic. Instead you’re covering your house in a good durable material.
  • WarrantyThe warranty varies with the type of siding product, but most come with a 30-year limited warranty, and some products (such as the cement backer board) have a lifetime warranty.  Your siding contractor should be able to give you the details on the product you choose.

James Hardie Fiber cement siding is definitely the way to go when it comes to your home’s exterior. It makes the most sense as it is durable, affordable, and can make your home look gorgeous. You can’t go wrong with this type of siding,  since it holds up so well to Minnesota climate, needs so little care, and looks beautiful year after year.

If it’s time for new siding on your home, speak with us here at Window Outfitters.  We are a James Hardie preferred siding installation contractor for the Minneapolis area. 


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.