Why James Hardie® Fiber Cement Is The Fastest Growing Siding In The United States
James Hardie siding has rapidly developed into one of the most popular alternatives to wood and vinyl siding. Hardie Plank is a fiber cement board that bears a striking resemblance to wood, complete with texture and grain. But unlike wood-based products which may rot, curl, warp or split from extended exposure to moisture, James Hardie® siding products are engineered for Climate® to resist the harshest weather conditions including UV levels, wind, rain, pests and heat. Hardie siding boards are specially designed to retain paint much longer than wood, without chipping or peeling.
The James Hardie corporation was founded over 100 years ago to develop exterior products especially suited to extreme climates. The company first developed Hardie Plank siding in Australia.
James Hardie siding provides low maintenance, but unlike vinyl, doesn’t sacrifice the beauty and character of wood. James Hardie® fiber cement siding resists rotting, cracking, and damage from rain, hail and flying debris. Best of all, James Hardie siding is fire resistant, with a limited, fully transferable and non-prorated warranty for up to 30 years.
Hardie Plank siding is an excellent option for those wanting the look and feel of real wood siding without the hassles and risks that accompany it. No wonder it’s protecting over 8 million homes in North America alone!