Shake siding is sometimes also called Shingle siding or Shake shingle siding. It is a classic siding style that has been quite popular for a while. Most often it is associated with wood siding, like cedar. Cedar is the traditional shake siding material but with new developments in siding this style is now also available made from other materials, like James Hardie fiber cement.
Shake siding can be installed in different ways to create unique looks. When the shingles are installed staggered it creates a more rustic look. This works great on Victorian-style houses, Colorado mountain cottages or older urban houses.
For a cleaner look the shake shingles can be installed straight. The linear or “perfect” shingles are neatly installed in rows and create a wonderful design element. Both shingle styles are a great way to shake up the style of your siding and give you wonderful design options.
This siding style is very versatile and can be installed on a wide variety of houses. It can either be installed on the entire house or just on parts of it as an accent. One common and popular accent is to have shake siding shingles installed in roof gables. Any special element of your home can look great with this accent.
Shake siding is a great option to make architectural features on your home stand out and highlight elements. It can also easily be combined with other siding styles, like lap siding for example. Shake siding offers many great design options and possibilities.
Having new siding installed can do wonders for your home. Not only does it look beautiful and enhances the curb appeal of your home but it also raises its value. Installing new siding increases its retail value and if you choose James Hardie fiber cement it also has a very high ROI.
Fiber cement siding is very durable and requires very little maintenance. Both of those things help make this an investment that is worth it. When you have James Hardie siding installed, you make a long-term investment that you and your home will benefit from.
James Hardie fiber cement siding comes in a wide variety of styles and textures, including shake siding. With all the different styles you can really get the siding you want and have your design ideas come to life. These premium products offer long-lasting protection for your home.
James Hardie has an entire shingle siding collection: HardieShingle®. This collection includes straight edge panels that create a contemporary look with clean-lined shingles. They also offer staggered edge panels that create a more laid-back and rustic look that is very versatile. If you prefer shingles with scalloped edges, James Hardie has Half-Rounds that look beautiful. It really just depends on your design preferences and what you envision for your home.
In addition to the different styles, James Hardie also offers over 700 wonderful colors to choose from. The color collections are stunning and let you pick the color that best suits your home and your taste. You can make your home look beautiful and unique with these colors.
Fiber cement can even look virtually indistinguishable from wood siding, if you want the look of wood shingles. Plus, fiber cement requires much less maintenance than wood and is cheaper to install as well. That means less time spend on maintenance and even more savings for you over the life-span of the siding.
James Hardie offers industry-leading warranties for their products. The siding comes with a 15-year finish and 30-year product warranty. It is resistant to impact damage, from hail for example, and resistant to pests and mold. This siding will also not burn, which is definitely something to take into consideration.
No matter if you choose shake shingle siding or any other of James Hardie’s great styles, you cannot go wrong with fiber cement siding. This premium product will serve you well for many years to come and you will love the look of your new and beautiful fiber cement siding on your home.