The heritage and character of James Hardie Industries can be traced back to late 19th century Melbourne, Australia. It’s pioneering development with fiber cement technologies dates to the mid-1980’s. Over the past thirty years James Hardie has built a formidable reputation by introducing a wide-range of products fabricated with durability, versatility and strength.
The character of Fiber Cement Siding
Contrasted with traditional wood-based and vinyl siding, the differences are hard to miss. Can wood siding claim to be non-combustible, rot resistant, impervious to termites or resistant to warping and shrinkage? Can it claim to be resistant to minor impact from hail or the accumulated effects of wind, rain, snow and sun? Can it be easily painted?
Vinyl siding is rot resistant and impervious to termites but is subject to all the other negative aspects common to wood siding. Fiber cement siding is superior in other ways as well.
Green and Sustainable
In addition to its durability and beauty, James Hardie fiber cement siding products considered Green and Sustainable by industry professionals. They help builders improve the overall performance of their projects and contribute towards LEED points.
Fundamentally, JamesHardie products include just four raw materials: wood pulp, cement, sand and water. They last longer than comparable products and in the end have less impact on the environment.
Check out the video below to see the James Hardie Siding difference.
Flexibility in Design and Engineered for Ultimate Performance
James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology is an optional process completed by the manufacturer where consistent, multiple coats of paint are applied specifically formulated for homeowner’s location and the challenges of the climate in that area.
The baked-on coating provides protection up to twice as long as its standard finish and 30% more fade resistance. The ColorPlus Technology finish comes with a 15-year limited warranty against peeling, cracking and chipping.
Try the James Hardie Exterior Design Center today. Choose a basic house model, pick out your choice of HardiePlank Lap Siding, HardieShingle Siding, HardiePanel Vertical Siding, HardieTrim Boards and HardieSoffit Panels, and start adding color. The only limit is your imagination.
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