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Hardie Plank ® vs Vinyl Siding

Compare James Hardie® Siding against Vinyl Siding

Choosing house siding from James Hardie® makes sense – it provides low maintenance, but unlike vinyl siding, doesn’t sacrifice the beauty of wood. No wonder it’s protecting over 5.5 million homes in North America alone.

Vinyl siding may be a popular choice in house siding, but see why Blue Ridge Exteriors chooses to offer James Hardie® siding to homes in the Richmond, Bon Air, Chesterfield, Glen Allen, Midlothian, and other surrounding areas of Central Virginia.

James Hardie®

Vinyl Siding

Flame Resistance

Non-combustible. Approved for fire-rated construction.
James Hardie siding
Vinyl siding
Vinyl siding will melt or burn when exposed to a significant source of heat or flame.

Color Flexibility

Can be painted any color you can imagine and lasts longer than with wood.
James Hardie siding
Vinyl siding
Color cannot be changed and is susceptible to fading. And it’s difficult to get a perfect match when repairs are necessary.

Weather Resistance

Resists rotting, warping, cracking, hail, and high winds up to 150 mph
James Hardie siding
Vinyl siding
Becomes brittle in cold weather. Can be damaged by hail, limbs, and other flying debris.


James Hardie® siding is 5x thicker than vinyl, providing more durability and protection for your home.
James Hardie siding
Vinyl siding
Premium vinyl siding is only 5/100″ thick.

Blue Ridge Exteriors provides services in the following areas: Richmond, Central Virginia, Bon Air, Chesterfield, Midlothian, Glen Allen, Fredericksburg,  Williamsburg, and Charlottesville.