Franklin, MI – Fiber Cement Siding Installation

Fiber-cement is a mixture of wood pulp, Portland concrete and sand that is made into a slurry with water and then baked in a kiln.  Franklin fiber cement siding installation is ideal the Michigan climate, and has durable performance.  So, let’s take a look at the Hardie board siding in Franklin MI that we at Allied Construction and Restoration recommend.

What is Hardie Board siding?

As we already mentioned, Hardie Board is a composite material.  It’s made from inert ingredients and does not release toxic chemicals.  This makes it an ideal building material both for your family’s health and for the environment.

HardiePlank® was created in the early 1980s by James Hardie Industries.  Their goal was to produce a durable product that would perform like cement with the aesthetics of wood.  The Hardie siding line of products has achieved just that.

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Why is Franklin fiber cement siding installation the best option?

Fiber cement siding has many of advantages over other types of siding.  And the James Hardie siding products in particular have additional advantages.  Let’s take a look at a few of those as you consider fiber cement siding installation in Franklin MI.

HZ5® formulation

James Hardie siding is formulated differently for different parts of the country.  The HZ5® formulation is ideal for Michigan because it provides expansion stability to handle the freeze-thaw cycle.  In addition, the HZ5 products are designed to handle freezing temperatures without becoming brittle.  And a specialized drip edge for directing water away from the home helps to manage the high moisture exposure from snow, ice and rain.

Green Building Product

If you’re like us you want to reduce your family’s exposure to harmful chemicals.  As we already mentioned, James Hardie siding is made from nontoxic materials.  When you side your home with Hardie siding, you’re avoiding the off gassing of VOCs from vinyl.


In addition to no VOCs, HardiePlank® is manufactured with the environment in mind.  James Hardie industries is committed to a zero-to-landfill and low carbon footprint plan of action with goals through 2050 already in the works.  When you engage Franklin fiber cement siding installation using James Hardie products, you’re helping the environmental initiative.

Extensive warranty

James Hardie products are backed by a non-prorated 30-year manufacturer warranty.  However, Hardie board siding in Franklin MI is expected to last much longer than this.  Many experts predict that it will last as much as 100 years.

Low Maintenance

James Hardie products were designed to be low maintenance.  Aside from occasional re-caulking and washing, there’s not much you’ll need to do once it’s installed.  Furthermore, with the integrated ColorPlus® Technology, painting will not be necessary for many years.  In fact, the factory color is warrantied for 15 years.

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James Hardie fiber cement siding installed by Allied

Where do you buy fiber cement siding?

Allied Construction and Restoration is a Preferred Vendor of James Hardie siding products in the Detroit / Ann Arbor area.  We’re a family owned company that has been in the construction field since the 1990s.  Our team has over 70 years of collective experience in construction.

We provide you with exceptional service for your siding installation.  With meticulous attention to detail, we follow the best installation practices outlined by James Hardie Industries.  Completion of these 80+ guidelines is your assurance of a guaranteed manufacturer warranty.  We take that very seriously!

If you would like more information or are ready to get a free quote, call or schedule online with Allied today.  We look forward to discussing your siding and renovation needs with you and developing a plan that will meet those needs.

Allied Construction and Restoration  |  1641 S Milford RD, Highland, MI 48357  |  Serving Franklin, Michigan and the Greater Ann Arbor, Michigan area.