Fiber Cement Siding From James Hardie
The home siding products offered by James Hardie can be found on millions of homes across the United States. The siding products are made from a blend of sand, Portland cement, water and wood fiber and this combination results in a durable product designed to last a lifetime. The fiber cement siding products are non-combustible, are Class V flood resistant, can withstand winds up to 150 mph, and are impact resistant. For this reason, they are the perfect material to use in places prone to fires, floods and hurricanes because they are uniquely able to withstand many of these natural threats.
The fiber cement siding also provides a low maintenance option when choosing an exterior siding for your home. The siding won't rot or crack, is resistant to insects, moisture and mold, and requires little to no repainting. Fiber cement siding can also help reduce energy bills and in some cases can even lower insurance premiums.
In addition to its durability and strength, James Hardie siding is manufactured in an environmentally responsible manner. Renewable resources are used to produce the siding products and the manufacturing process is kept as environmentally friendly as possible by recycling the water used during the production of the materials and using local resources whenever possible. James Hardie fiber cement siding products have been used in many LEED®certified buildings across America.
The company offers three different lines of siding products: HardiePlank, HardieShingle, and HardiePanel. HardiePlank is the most popular brand of siding in the United States. All three styles of siding products can be painted after installation or consumers can choose from among 26 factory finished ColorPlus® Collection colors. The benefits of choosing a pre-finished color are that the color is baked in, the process offers a consistent color application throughout the product, and the paint can last twice as long as any other paint. Pre-painted siding also offers 30% better fade resistance and the paint process is environmentally friendly. ColorPlus®has a 15 year warranty.
- HardiePlank - Available in 12' lengths, 5/16" thickness and a variety of widths. The siding comes in nine regionally specific styles. Pre-primed and sealed. 50 year transferable warranty.
- HardieShingle - Looks like cedar shingles. Available in ¼" thickness and comes in a variety of widths, sizes and with four different types of edges. 30 year warranty.
- HardiePanel - Vertical siding. Comes in 5/16" thickness and a variety of widths. There are four styles to choose from - Cedarmill, Smooth, Stucco and Sierra 8. Pre-primed and sealed. 50 year transferable warranty./ul>