Q. What is the composition of Hardiplank® Siding?
A. Only the finest raw materials are used for Hardiplank. Premium cement, finely-ground sand, natural cellulose (wood) fibers, and water are combined and cured through a proprietary manufacturing process into the most durable siding material on earth.
Q. What is the size and shape of Hardiplank?
A. Hardiplank consists of 12 ft. long boards that come in various styles and widths. Most of what we install is 8 1/4″ wide, which provides a 7″ exposure. This size is the choice of homeowners for 90 percent of our siding work. Hardipanels are 4 ft. x 8 ft. sheets.
Q. Is Hardiplank resistant to mold?
A. Yes. Hardiplank is sealed to keep out moisture. The coating has moldicide in it to protect against mold growth. If dirt is splattered against the coating and mold grows on the dirt, the coating cleans easily with water from a garden hose.
Q. Is Hardiplank installed on top of my existing siding?
A. For two out of three homes, we do install Hardiplank on top of the existing siding, if the siding is in good condition and the surface is flat. If the existing siding is too soft or has rotted, then it has to be removed.
Q. Is the weight of Hardiplank an issue?
A. Absolutely not. Hardiplank weighs 2.3 lbs per square foot. That is about the same weight as 5/8″ thick Sheetrock. Hardiplank is installed on load-bearing walls. It has been installed on over 3 million homes and the weight of the product has never been an issue.