How James Hardie Siding Can Upgrade Your Ranch Home

Fiber cement siding may be one of the newest players in the siding game, but it is quickly becoming a favorite among homeowners. It offers a host of benefits over other siding options, including the fact that it is incredibly durable. Among its many perks is the fact that the material is flame resistant and resistant to many types of pests. 


Although James Hardie brand fiber cement siding is a great choice for all home styles, homeowners who live in ranch houses will find that the material is an especially good option for their needs. As you continue reading this guide, you’ll discover exactly why this is the case. 


What is a ranch-style house?


Ranch homes started gaining popularity in the Carolinas, and throughout the United States, during the 1950s and 1960s. This was during the rise of subdivisions and ranch houses proved to be the ideal choice for developers – they could be built quickly and were aesthetically appealing to mid-century homebuyers. 

Ranch houses’ hallmarks are their single-story floorplans, large windows, gabled roofs, and generally casual style. 


Fiber cement builds on casual cool.


Ranch houses often have a casual-cool appeal that is befitting of their mid-century origin. James Hardie brand board and batten siding is a great choice for enhancing this look. One additional perk of the board and batten style is that it fits the popular modern farmhouse trend that many homeowners, especially in Southern states, have come to love. 


Fiber cement visually adds height. 


Perhaps one of the only downsides to ranch homes is that they lack height, which some homeowners find to be aesthetically displeasing. A great way to combat this is with James Hard brand vertical siding. This style of fiber cement cladding offers the illusion of height without having to make any structural changes to a residence. 


Fiber cement can add eclectic touches. 


If you’re a person who likes to march to the beat of your own drum, a ranch house offers a wide array of decorating possibilities. You can channel Craftsman charm, for example, with a combination of HardiePlank lap siding and HardieTrim accents with HardieShingle surrounding features you want to make pop! 


Fiber cement can add texture.


For all of their positive aspects, one thing ranch houses lack is the ornate features that other home styles – like Queen Anne and Victorian residences – often have. Layered various HardiePlank products can create the type of texture that gingerbread trim, for instance, offers without completely changing the look of a house. 


At Hatch Homes, we specialize in understanding all of James Hardie’s product lines, so you can rest assured that you’re getting the best in the business when you choose us for your upcoming North Carolina or South Carolina ranch house remodel.


If you are ready to talk shop, give the Hatch Homes team a call at your earliest convenience. We are here to help you figure out which combination of fiber cement siding products make the most sense for you. From the initial selection process to the final day of installation, we’re here to help Carolina homeowners like you!

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