Hardiplank which is the other name for hardiboard is one of the most strong and durable siding material that it not only weather resistant but also very strong as a cement fibre siding that is most commonly used in commercial and residential construction. It not only endures the various climatic conditions and the temperature swings but also repels the pests and insects, hence keeping the home clean without any trace of any insect. The hardiboard cement has a special feature that it never warps or rots because of any water or moisture damages. Along with its long durability, it also provides high resistance to any fire attack and that is the reason why it is considered to be the most wise and judicious choice for economic as well as the safety reasons. These fibre cement material used for siding is available in the market either in the form of standard sheets or in cuttings and strips. The strips are only used for corners and trims. The sheets are mostly used for all the major part of siding purposes and can even be cut into the dimensions of any room of your home.
When you purchase a hardiboard, the first thing that needs to be done for its installation is to cut the sheets into the dimensions that would fit properly. For cutting, care should be taken to cut the sheet with proper tools that come for specially cutting these sheets or else your tool can be damaged. Even the blade used in the tool should be the one that is specially made for this purpose. Cutting is the most difficult process as compared to the installation. For installing the planks, the trim pieces must be installed first with tapping screws and then the whole sheets should be installed. This process is quite simple, easy and less time taking. The final step is to fill any gaps if there, with any water and weather resistant sealant. These hardiboard sidings can be painted unlike the vinyl one and can retain that paint for a long time unlike the wood sidings. They maintain their vibrancy for more than 15 years and can keep your home fresh, vibrant, water and fire resistant.
Uses and features-
The formulation of this siding material has the primary ingredients as sand, cement, water and cellulose. The surface of this fibre cement might vary from hard and rough to soft and smooth and to a wide range of other decorative styles and designs. This material normally comes with a fifty year warranty and sometimes it might also be available pre painted if you need so. This material resists rotting, termites, pests, fire, cracks, gradual deterioration, require much less maintenance than any other material of the sort and is cheaper than wood. It does not even fade with time and can be easily replaced if ever it needs to. The installation of the plank requires taking care with the nailing and cutting part. Thus, hardiboard is one of the most durable, strong, long lasting, easy to install, and a low maintenance and inexpensive investment.