The Best Siding Choice for Minnesota

Minnesota offers some of the most drastic weather changes in the country, from below zero winters to 98° summer days. Your home requires protection from everything Minnesota weather can throw at it. As the industry leader in fiber-cement siding technology, James Hardie is the best siding choice for your Twin Cities home.

Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows is a James Hardie Preferred Installer in the Twin Cities. Since 1972, Midwest Roofing, Siding & Windows has been providing the Twin Cities with professional siding installation. As a Preferred Installer, we are able to offer the best siding warranties that James Hardie offers. Contact us today for a free siding estimate and transform your home today.

HardieBoard® Siding And Minnesota Weather

Thanks to the HardieZone® System, the best hardiboard product for your home has already been determined through extensive research and testing. Minnesota is located in HardieZone 5. HZ5 Siding & Trim products are engineered to withstand the cold, snow & ice of a Minnesota winter and the fluctuating temperatures of the seasons. James Hardie Cement Board Siding is the perfect siding option for Minnesota homes.

What is Fiber Board Siding?

Fiber Board, also known as cement board or fiber-cement, is a mixture of wood fiber, sand, and concrete. The finished product has the look and texture of real wood and the advantage of low maintenance, fire resistance, and affordability. This durable, weather tolerant siding option resists insects, rot & decay. You can count on James Hardie fiber board to wrap your home in protection that won’t fade or chip. Hardie Board comes pre-finished with ColorPlus® technology or primed and ready to paint with the color of your choice. HardieBoard is moisture resistant, ensuring strong paint adhesion. A perfect siding choice, offering both beauty and strength.

Hardie Board Siding Styles & Textures

There is a James Hardie Siding for every style of home or cabin. Looking for the best siding for your cabin or lake home? James Hardie fiber board siding is the right choice. Choose from lap, vertical or shingle siding styles, or a combination. Your exterior design ideas will be brought to life with this durable, long lasting siding. Available in horizontal lap, vertical board and batten, cedar shake, and even stucco, ensuring the look you desire, with the endurance you can trust.


Lap siding, also known as clapboard siding, is the most popular siding style in Minnesota. Lap siding is made up of overlapping horizontal boards. This style was originally designed to allow better watershed. HardiePlank® comes in four lap siding variations; Select Cedarmill, Beaded Cedarmill, Smooth, and Beaded Smooth. The Cedarmill siding offers a natural wood grain texture and gives the look and feel of real wood siding. The Smooth HardiPlank Siding offers a simple, clean, contemporary look. The beaded siding options add a tailored touch, and simulate the traditional look of Dutch lap siding.


HardiePanel® Siding is James Hardie’s vertical siding option. Available in both Cedarmill and Smooth finishes, the board and batten look of this vertical siding is outstanding for achieving the farmhouse style or a mid-century modern look. Achieve different styles with HardieTrim® combinations. Hardie board vertical panels are also available in Stucco. Stucco gives that traditional warmth to any style home. As with all the Hardie board products, HardiePanel is available in factory finished ColorPlus® colors or can be installed primed and ready for painting.


HardieShingle Siding offers the authentic look of cedar shake with the durability and low maintenance of cement board. Unlike natural cedar, HardieShingle® siding is curl, warp, split and rot resistant. Shake siding gives a traditional look to lake homes and cabins, and lends wonderful accent to gables and architectural features. HardieShingle siding comes in two variations, Straight Edge Panels for a hand split look, and Staggered Edge Panels for the look of individual shakes.

HardieBoard® Color Options

Your siding color possibilities are endless. James Hardie Siding is available in 16 beautiful ColorPlus® factory finishes for Minnesota. Hardie Board also comes primed, enabling you to choose your own paint color, offering an infinite color chart.

ColorPlus® Technology never needs painting and is extremely resistant to chipping or fading. Primed HardieBoard is engineered for superior paint adhesion, requiring paint or touch ups every 12 – 15 years.

Exterior Home Finishes

HardieTrim® & Fascia

The width and profile of your home’s trim can dramatically change it’s look and style. Fortunately, James Hardie provides trim boards, batten boards & crown moldings that coordinate perfectly with Hardie Board siding. Available in rustic wood and smooth textures.


Both vented and non-vented soffits are available from James Hardie. Match your home with one of the many ColorPlus varieties of fiber board soffit and trim. Resistant to warping and rotting, cement board soffits ensure lasting protection from moisture and pests.

Advantages of Fiber Board Siding

  • Look of Cedar Siding without The Maintenance
  • Affordable Siding Option
  • Color Variety – ColorPlus ® Factory Colors or Primed for Painting
  • Non-Flamible
  • Low Maintenance (Primed) – Paint 12-15 Years
  • No Maintenance (ColorPlus® Technology Finish)
  • Style Variety To Match Any Type of Home
  • An Environmentally Friendly Siding Option

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