MOISTURE & ROT RESISTANCE
Water can damage your home like nothing else can. It may be gradual, but it is relentless, and can cause mold, swelling, cracking, and color separation. This is where James Hardie stands out from its competitors.
OSB or wood-composite siding has a tendency to expand, buckle, crack and mold when repeatedly exposed to precipitation. Vinyl siding installations may put you at risk for water intrusion, especially around windows and trim joints.
James Hardie products are specifically engineered to withstand damage from moisture and rot, and will hold their own, come rain, sleet, or snow.
DURABLE OVER TIME
One thing’s for sure: As the years go on, we all show signs of aging. But since James Hardie products are created to stand up to the demands of your specific climate, they will look great for years, saving you time and money.
With the James Hardie's added benefit of ColorPlus® Technology—a baked-on color option that resists fading—your siding will look great without excessive maintenance.
In case of a fire, you want to know that walls of your house will protect you while your family seeks safety. Fire feasts on wood, and it melts vinyl almost instantly. But James Hardie siding will not ignite when exposed to a direct flame, nor will it contribute fuel to a fire.
Because James Hardie products are non-combustible, many insurance companies offer a discount. We recommend sharing fiber-cement siding's fire-resistance qualities with your insurance carrier.
Shown here, HardiePlank® lap siding holds up during a home fire and the home's interior is not penetrated. No wonder James Hardie siding is endorsed by firefighters nationwide.
UNSUSCEPTIBLE TO PESTS
Mother Nature’s creatures can wreak havoc on some types of siding. Because it’s wood, OSB or wood-composite siding can be pecked by birds and devoured by insects.
James Hardie fiber cement siding offers little appeal to critters and won’t be eaten by termites. So you can focus on the animals in your life that actually make you happy.
Shown here, a woodpecker has done extensive damage to this wood home, allowing moisture and other pests to get in.
Severe weather will test the strength of your home. Hurricanes, hail and blizzards hit hard and fast. Extreme droughts and relentless heat can go on and on. Your choice of siding, along with proper installation, can help your home stand up to these unpredictable elements.
James Hardie fiber cement siding helps resist the impact of hail and windblown debris and is designed to perform in extreme heat and cold.
As shown here, wood can peel, crack and expand in harsh weather conditions like hurricanes and tornados.