Hardie Trim vs Cedar Trim (Wood Trim)
|Wood trim boards installed in 2006 paired with HardiePlank® lap siding||HardieTrim® boards installed in 2006 paired with HardiePlank® lap siding|
Clients often ask us about what type of trim it is better to install. Below is a short table for comparison between fiber-cement trims and wood trims.
|HardieTrim® boards||Wood and wood-based trim boards|
|Time||Advanced primer system creates longer lasting paint cycles for siding and trim.||Shrinks and swells when exposed to moisture, causing paint to crack and flake. Requires frequent paint, caulking and spot repairs to maintain its appearance.|
|Weather||Uniquely formulated to withstand wet, freezing winters in the North and hot, humid summers in the South.||Vulnerable to the extremes of Mother Nature. Swelling or edge checking normally occur in all wood products as they expand and contract due to changes in climate.|
|Water||Resists water damage to protect against swelling and cracking.||Susceptible to mold, swelling, warping and expansion caused by water absorption.|
|Pests||Resistant to woodpeckers, termites, and other pests.||Subject to woodpeckers, termites and other pests.|
|Fire||Resistant to fire and endorsed by firefighters nationwide.||Will burn when exposed to a significant source of heat or flame.|
|Fasteners||Proprietary concealed fastening system hides fasteners for cleaner look.||Require exposed fasteners that can rust over time damaging a home’s aesthetic.|
|Warranty||15-year limited express warranty||No warranty|
Contact us today to find out how we can help to make your home safer, warmer and more valuable with Hardie Trim and Fiber Cement Siding.