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Performance & Durability

Siding is exposed to Mother Nature all day, every day, for years. Weather, water, time, fire and pests—all can lead to trouble. That’s why James Hardie’s hardworking products are engineered to stand up beautifully, whatever the elements.

fpo-feature1Be Ready for anything- Bad weather can strike at any time. So we test our products to better withstand worst-case scenarios: hurricanes, UV rays, snowstorms, and more. But it’s not only extremes that break down siding—the change of seasons does a number on materials such as vinyl (which may crack in the cold) and wood products (which expand and contract with changes in moisture and humidity). Only James Hardie products are Engineered for Climate®.

 

fpo-feature2A HARDIEZONE® FOR EVERYONE- After studying the long-term effects that different climates have on siding, we created the HardieZone® system, to ensure that you get the right product for your region. HZ5® products are made to resist wet, freezing conditions. HZ10® products protect homes from heat, humidity, blistering sun and more.

 

 

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.

Fire Protection- 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.

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.

WEATHER WITHSTANDING- 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.

The Recognized Leader

James Hardie® products grace the sides of more than 5.5 million homes across America. We’ve won over the press, the remodeling industry, and most importantly, our customers, with the beauty and durability of our products.

first-column-leftIn May of 2013, HardiePlank® lap siding received the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, which enlists a team of scientists, engineers and researchers to test household products.

The Seal is a sought-after mark of quality and is granted only after a product’s rigorous evaluation. Since James Hardie has its own rigorous testing process, this recognition comes as a particular point of pride.

 

We know our products cut the muster, but it’s always gratifying to get that third party approval. After all, we can tell you how good we are, but that’s not how an excellent reputation is built.

More Accolades

James Hardie has been praised by style-centric consumer magazines, contractor-focused trade publications and media that promote environmentally friendly building. That’s a universal vote of confidence in our products that you can feel confident about, too.

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Superior Siding

James Hardie® fiber cement products combine beautiful design with high performance. Time and time again, we beat our competitors on both curb appeal and durability.

Both our siding and trim are Engineered for Climate®, so no matter where you live, you can rest assured that your investment is going to stand up to Mother Nature.

James Hardie® Products vs. Vinyl

There are many reasons to choose James Hardie siding over vinyl, the first of which is appearance. James Hardie siding is over five times thicker than vinyl, allowing for deeper grooves and a more authentic wood-grain effect. The result is more elegant than vinyl (which is plastic), particularly on a historic home.

Then comes function. Vinyl melts easily in a fire (or even from the reflection of the sun off Low-E glass windows); James Hardie products are noncombustible. Vinyl may crack and warp from the elements; James Hardie products are more durable and resist warping, sagging and melting.

James Hardie® Products vs. Wood

James Hardie siding is not only less expensive than wood, it won’t be eaten by animals or insects. It also resists water absorption better than wood even where the manufacturer’s recommended protections are followed, helping protect against mold.

When there’s a fire, James Hardie siding is much better at withstanding damage, while wood goes up in flames.

Wood may split, crack and deteriorate over time, while James Hardie siding resists weather damage and keeps its shape for a much longer time, which means less maintenance to worry about year after year.

James Hardie® Products vs. OSB

James Hardie fiber cement is specifically formulated to better resist damage from the very predators—moisture, freezing temperature, humidity, pests and fire—that pose threats to wood-based products.

Oriented Strand Board (OSB), also known as wood composite or engineered wood siding, consists of wood strands bonded together under heat and pressure with a resin. When used for exterior siding, it is susceptible to rotting from water damage.

The bottom edges of OSB can expand and split over time where exposed to cyclic wet and freezing conditions.

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About James Hardie Company

Our operations encompass the United States, Australia and New Zealand. James Hardie® Building Products are also now available in Asia, with a manufacturing plant in the Philippines; in Europe, our operations are headquartered in Amsterdam. In every country in which we operate, our goal is to remain at the forefront of the fiber-cement industry, capitalizing on our global leadership in products, manufacturing and technology for both new home construction and remodeling.

Innovation is vital to maintaining our pre-eminent position in the fiber-cement industry. Consequently, we invest heavily in research and development, with a special emphasis on product quality and production efficiency to develop durable and low maintenance siding products, backerboard and pipe.

Corporate Information
James Hardie Industries plc (JHIplc) was created in October 2012, after shareholders voted to accept a unanimous recommendation by the board of James Hardie Industries SE to restructure the company and establish a new parent company (JHIplc) incorporated in Ireland.

The new structure is designed to position the company for further international growth, and generate higher returns for shareholders than were possible under the previous structure. James Hardie Industries plc now heads the James Hardie group of companies, with operations around the world.

The predecessor of these modern companies was established more than 100 years ago, in 1888, when the enterprising young James Hardie left his family´s tannery business in Scotland and immigrated to Melbourne, Australia, in search of new opportunities. Capitalizing on his experience, James started a business, importing oils and animal hide tanning products.

The second major figure in the company´s history, Andrew Reid, was born on January 24, 1867, near Linlithgow in Scotland. He knew James Hardie and maintained contact from Glasgow, where he worked as a shipping clerk. Encouraged by prospects in Australia, Andrew arrived in Melbourne in March 1892 and soon after joined James Hardie´s business, becoming a full partner in 1895. Andrew Reid was outgoing, energetic and visionary, and his talents combined well with Hardie´s sound commercial judgement.

James Hardie retired in 1911 and sold his half of the business to Andrew Reid, whose family led the expanding business from 1911 until 1995, when his grandson John B. Reid retired.

A publicly-owned company, James Hardie Industries Ltd, was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1951. In the following years, the company built up a diverse portfolio of building and industrial products businesses.

In the mid 1980s, James Hardie pioneered the development of fiber-cement technology, and began designing and manufacturing a wide range of fiber-cement building products that made use of the benefits that came from the product´s durability, versatility and strength.

Using the technical and manufacturing expertise it developed in Australia, James Hardie Inc. expanded its operations to become a world-leading, specialized, high-technology manufacturer of a wide range of fiber-cement building materials.

Today, James Hardie Inc. is purely a fiber-cement business. It operates in markets around the world, with manufacturing operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. The businesses employ over 2,500 people who generate revenue of more than $1.5 billion a year.