Fiber cement siding is non-combustible, and is considered a safer alternative to quick burning wood and vinyl. An alternative to vinyl siding, fiber cement, a mixture of cement, sand, and wood fibers, manages to achieve very high fire resistance without sacrificing convenience and durability. James Hardie siding will not ignite when exposed to a direct flame, nor will it contribute fuel to a fire.
Fiber cement siding is moisture resistant and will not warp, crack, or rot from rain, ice, or snow. Water can damage your home like nothing else can. It may be gradual, but it is relentless, and can cause siding to swell and crack, lose paint and lead to mold if not properly managed. This is where James Hardie stands out from its competitors.
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 damaged 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.
James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology provides a multi-coat, baked-on finish that resists damaging UV rays, chipping, peeling and cracking. It reduces ongoing maintenance, which frees up your valuable time and helps save you money.
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, potentially saving you time and money.
With James Hardie's added benefit of ColorPlus® Technology—a baked-on color option that resists fading—your siding will look great without excessive maintenance.
Severe weather will test the strength of your home. 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 resists the impact of hail and windblown debris and is designed to perform in extreme heat and cold.