Looking to refresh your Charlotte’s home exterior? We’ve got some inspiring ideas that offer instant curb appeal, increased value, and a durable material to protect the home’s exterior. While there are many options for siding, Hardie® Plank is a product that has properties and characteristics that make it highly desirable.

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Hardie® Plank siding is a cement fiber-based material and won’t warp, crack, or split. It’s impervious to moisture and doesn’t expand or contract with temperature change. It’s also fire and insect resistant. It never needs to be painted and requires minimal maintenance to continue to perform and look beautiful.

Hardie® Plank Inspired Design Ideas

There are many different types and colors available in the Hardie® Plank collection. No matter your aesthetic or the architectural design of your home, there’s an option for you. Here are a few ideas to inspire your exterior makeover.

Remove Synthetic Stucco, Revamp with a Faux Wood Look


In a recent project for a Concord home, we removed synthetic stucco. Synthetic stucco has been the cause of multiple lawsuits due to its failure to stand up to moisture and other environmental conditions.

The home shed its damaged exterior and was revamped with beautiful Hardie® Plank siding that has the look and feel of real wood siding. The house now has a more sophisticated appearance with the peace of mind that the material will last for decades.

Raving on Red

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One of the most popular colors of Hardie® Plank siding is Countrylane Red. Vibrant and hot, this color makes any exterior stand out. The darker hue is elegant, adding a whimsical charm to any home. One thing you can count on is that the color will never fade. With ColorPlus® technology, the color is baked in and UV-resistant.

Vertical Siding for the Modern Farmhouse

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Hardie® Plank siding has vertical options to create a board and batten look. This technique is most associated with farmhouses and Victorian architecture. The design is created with wide boards placed vertically and battens in the seams, which are purely decorative. Check out this home’s new look with board and batten siding.

Modernize Brick with Unique Siding Applications

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Even if you have a mostly brick home, which is common in our area, there are often still areas that need siding. By removing old dated siding and adding a contemporary Hardie® Plank siding, you’ll achieve a gorgeous exterior. See how much the new siding updated this classic home in Cornelius.

Color Options: Analogous and Complementary Hues

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As noted, Hardie® Plank offers a wide variety of colors. That gives homeowners a palette in which they can choose multiple colors. The number of colors you choose depends on the look you are seeking. You can mix colors that analogous (those that are next to one another on the color wheel) or complementary (those that are opposite one another on the color wheel). From cool neutrals to bright blues and reds, Hardie® Plank offers a rainbow of options.

Ready to renovate your home’s exterior? We hope you’ll choose Belk Builders, a Charlotte Hardie® Plank installer, with the experience and expertise to assist you in the design process and deliver a stunning finished project. Contact us today to get started.

Kent Frerichs, owner Belk Builders

Kent Frerichs, owner Belk Builders