What Type of Finishes Does James Hardie Offer?

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James Hardie is a leading manufacturer of fiber cement siding, offering a range of finishes that provide beauty and durability. Here, we’ll discuss the different type of finishes that James Hardie offer.

From their ColorPlus Technology to their PrimePlus Technology, the variety of finishes available can be overwhelming.

At Craftsman’s Choice, we help our customers customize their homes with unique siding designs and color options.

James Hardie Board

Hardie board comes in a ten and three-quarter-inch exposure down to a 4-inch exposure. Sometimes we cheat the 4-inch and go down to a two and three-quarters inch to get some of the lap sizes they had on historic homes in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Hardie siding allows you to play with siding designs to customize their homes.

Smooth and Woodgrain

James Hardie’s smooth siding has a sleek, modern look. The smooth finish is achieved through a multi-coat, baked-on finish that provides excellent durability and resistance to fading, chipping, and cracking.

Hardie’s woodgrain siding provides a natural, textured appearance that mimics the look of real wood. Woodgrain siding is available in a range of styles, including lap siding, shingle siding, and vertical siding. Homeowners can choose from various woodgrain textures and finishes, achieving a custom look that perfectly complements their home’s style and architecture.

Shake Siding

Hardie offers several shake siding options, including staggered edge, straight edge, and individual shake panels. The staggered edge option features a unique design that creates a rustic, handcrafted look.

In contrast, the straight-edge option provides a more contemporary, modern appearance. The individual shake panels offer ultimate flexibility, allowing you to create a custom shake look by mixing and matching colors and styles.

Board and Batten

Hardie Board and Batten siding is popular for homeowners seeking a rustic, traditional look. This type of siding consists of alternating wide boards and narrow strips, called battens, that create a striking visual texture and give the vertical siding appearance.

Hardie Color Technology

James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology is a factory-applied, baked-on finish that lasts longer than traditional paint. The ColorPlus Technology finish is available in a wide range of colors and textures, including classic shades like beige and gray and bolder options like deep blues and greens. The finish is also available in various textures, including smooth, woodgrain, and stucco.

Hardie’s PrimePlus Technology is an innovative coating applied to the surface of their fiber cement siding. This coating provides an enhanced bond between the siding and the paint or finish, resulting in a low-maintenance finish.

Statement Collection

Hardie’s Statement Collection is designed to provide a bold and dramatic look for your home’s exterior. The collection includes a range of profiles and textures, each with its own unique design features and benefits.

The statement collection is stocked locally, meaning the 18 available colors offer the best price.

One of the key features of the Statement Collection is the use of deep shadow lines and distinct profiles. Another benefit of the Statement Collection is its versatility. With a range of shapes and textures, you can create a custom look for your home’s exterior that complements your unique style and preferences.

Dream Collection

The collection includes a range of 700 colors, allowing you to choose a color that complements your home’s style and architecture.

The Dream Collection colors are available for both the ColorPlus Technology and PrimePlus Technology finishes. The collection colors are custom painted at the Hardie factory and made to last.

Magnolia Home Collection

James Hardie collaborated with Joanna Gaines to create the Magnolia Home Collection.

The collection is inspired by Joanna Gaines’ signature design style, which blends rustic and modern elements for a warm and inviting aesthetic. The colors work with a variety of architectural styles, from traditional to contemporary.

Craftsman’s Choice: Professional James Hardie Installers

Investing in Hardie siding and professional installation is a smart choice if you want a durable, long-lasting, and visually appealing solution for your home’s exterior.

With the different type of finishes and textures available, we can help you achieve the desired look while increasing your home’s value.

We would love to help you customize your home, so contact us to learn more about the type of finishes James Hardie offer.

Ben Juncker


When Ben Juncker was sitting in his high school career planning class, siding installer was not on his list of potential career paths. As with most people in the construction industry, certain questionable life choices led to a point where they were wearing a tool belt, working with their hands. His path started just this way and he would not change a thing. Those early years in his business of scraping and clawing their way to profitability and stability, have helped him to build a culture of hard work and perseverance at Craftsman’s Choice. Ben started his company in 1998 and they installed their first James Hardie job in 2000. Since that time Craftsman’s Choice has become one of the nation’s top James Hardie Remodelers. They have won James Hardie’s prestigious President’s Club award every year since it’s inception in 2015.

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