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Month: September 2016

Is Hardie Fiber Cement Siding Right for Your Home?

hardie fiber cement siding

If you’re building a new house or upgrading your exterior, you may be wondering which type of siding—fiber cement or vinyl—is best for your home. At Classic Construction, we’ve been installing both vinyl siding and fiber cement siding in Richmond and surrounding areas for nearly 20 years now. Over decades of work, we’ve helped thousands of customers make this important siding choice, and today we’re breaking down some of the benefits of fiber cement board siding in Richmond so you can make an informed decision.

Classic Construction uses HardiePlank® siding for Richmond home remodeling projects. This
fiber cement siding is made by James Hardie, a nationwide leader in the siding industry, and is backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal. Here are just three more benefits of using Hardie siding in your Richmond home:

1. Look of real wood—without its drawbacks

A historically popular choice for siding, wood is especially cherished today for its unique natural elegance. But if you’ve ever actually had wood siding, you’ll be familiar with its many drawbacks: rot, mold, bug infestations, and flammability—just to name some of the most common issues!

James Hardie fiber cement siding imitates the look of wood without all of its problems. Although the authentic woodgrain texture of HardiePlank® siding is ideal for older homes
or historic neighborhoods, the siding is also available in a variety of styles to suit even the most modern home.

2. Resistance to climate and the elements

James Hardie siding is made from a mixture of three elements: sand, cement, and cellulose. This mixture is then baked into the planks that you recognize as fiber cement boards. Although these planks are imprinted with woodgrain or other textures, their component pieces are much thicker and stronger than any type of wood or plastic like vinyl.

Hardie fiber cement siding makes your home safer and more durable. It’s non-combustible,
resistant to melting, and rot-, fire-, and termite-proof. Additionally, the unique strength of the material is unaffected by extreme weather like freezing temperatures or high humidity, and it won’t get cracked if you accidentally nick it with your mower or edger. Because Hardie siding is so durable, you’ll spend hardly any time or money on maintenance and repair—lowering the total overall cost of fiber cement siding in Richmond.

3. Customizable, professional installation

One of the best parts of Hardie siding is the fact that you don’t have to sacrifice
design for durability. When you work with Classic Construction for your fiber cement board siding in Richmond, you can choose from 8 different styles, each of which come in a range of colors. From Select Cedarmill to Staggered-Edge Panel to Stucco, your new fiber cement siding will blend perfectly into your home’s aesthetic.

Because our experienced installers custom-measure and carefully install each one of your
fiber cement planks, the fit is guaranteed to be flawless. With years of experience installing fiber cement siding in Richmond, our professionals can complete your siding project in as little as a few days!

Vinyl siding, insulated vinyl or fiber cement? Learn which of these excellent options may be the best choice for your home remodel. Give the siding professionals at Classic Construction a call today to speak with our friendly Richmond siding experts who can help you make the right choice based on your home and your household’s needs.

Bathroom addition


Steve D.

Classic Construction has done a lot of work in our home. In 2012 Classic Construction built a screen room on the back of our house. They did such a great job that in 2014 I had them remodel my kitchen. Then in 2016 I had a bathroom addition added. All the work Classic Construction has done for us has always exceeded my expectations. My husband likes to tell people he would never let any other company do anything to our home except Classic Construction. The crews always arrived when they said they would and always cleaned up the work area at the end of the day. I cannot say enough good things about Brent and his crew or about Brian H. the Project Manager. No detail was too small for their attention. If you want work done in your home, and you want it done right, I highly recommend Classic Construction!

Sunroom, Conservatory or Screen Room Addition?

richmond sunroom or screen room

Adding a bright and sunny addition to your home is exciting, but it’s not always easy to
determine which one of our customizable options is right for you and your Richmond home. Do you picture yourself enjoying the warmth and comfort of your four season sunroom, basking in the sun in your glass conservatory, or enjoying the warm breeze in your screen room? With various options for four season rooms and screen rooms, we can help you create your ideal addition that perfectly suits your home’s needs and style.

Sunroom Addition

Your Richmond sunroom addition will instantly elevate your home and create a space for year-round family enjoyment. Crafted from the finest materials, our customized sunrooms are energy efficient and allow you an unobstructed view of the outdoors. Each one
of our sunroom styles can be designed with a variety of roof, window, and door options so you
can create an addition that compliments your home’s aesthetic. Classic Construction even offers options to convert a seasonal outdoor space into an enclosed, four season sunroom.


If you’re looking to flood your new addition with natural light, a glass-roof conservatory might be your ideal choice. Made from high-quality materials, our glass roof additions use traditional European designs while being manufactured here in the United States. Our conservatories are durable and energy efficient, promising to last while saving you money on your energy bill. With 8 distinct styles to choose from, you’ll be able to choose the right conservatory to perfectly match your home.

Screen Room

Do you want to create a comfortable outdoor space that’s not closed with windows? Then adding a screen room to your
Richmond home may be perfect for your needs! We can start fresh by creating a new addition or can enclose an existing porch, patio, or deck. Each one of our screens is high-performance, ensuring that they stand up to elements and remain low-maintenance. With quick installation and minimal disruption, you can be enjoying your new screen room with less mess than other additions.

Are you ready for your outdoor escape and want to get started creating your bright, new addition? Give our Richmond sunroom, screen room and conservatory experts at Classic Construction a call or fill out our online form to request your free design consultation today!