Technical Documents

Browse helpful tips and articles, government reports and material safety data sheets

Tips & Articles
Caulking Tips (Manufacturers' Caulk and Sealant Recommendation Sheet S-100B)
Fire Properties & Fire Prevention Technical Information

Notices
Touch-up Notice to Contractors & Consumers
ColorPlus® Technology Touch-up Kits - Cold Climates Notice

Sustainability
For more information, please call Tech Services at 1-866-4HARDIE or email them at info@jameshardie.com.

Material Safety Data Sheets
MSDS for Exterior Fiber-Cement (Medium Density) HZ5 and HZ10 products covers:
HardiePlank® lap siding, HardiePanel® vertical siding, HardieSoffit® panel, HardieSoffit® Beaded Porch Panel, HardieShingle® siding, HardieShingle® notched panels, HardieShingle® individual shingles, Hardie® Reveal® Panel System, 7/16" HardieTrim® boards.

MSDS for Exterior Fiber-Cement (Low Density) HZ5 and HZ10 products covers:
HardieTrim board, HardieTrim® Fascia board, HardieTrim® Crown Moulding, HardieTrim® XLD, HardieTrim® Flex Board, HardieTrim® Batten, HardieTrim® BHT, HardieTrim® 5/4 board.

MSDS for Interior Fiber-Cement (Medium Density) products covers:
Hardiebacker® cement board, HardieBacker 1/4" Board, Hardiebacker® 250 cement board, Hardiebacker® EZ Grid® cement board, Hardiebacker® 500 cement board, HardieFloor™ Wet Area Solution.

MSDS for HardieWrap® weather barrier

MSDS for HardieWrap® flashing tape

MSDS for HardieWrap® seam tape

MSDS for Touch-up Kits
To obtain the MSDS for Touch-up kits:
1. On the inside flap of the Touch-up kit box, or on the 12 pack case of Touch-up kit, locate the sticker with the product code [i.e. LLA0526]
2. Go to www.valsparwood.com/msds/msds.jsp
3. Enter the product code in the upper left corner of the website under MSDS/TDS
4. Click submit and the correct MSDS file should open


Governments Reports, Evaluation Reports, and Bulletins

1. Fire Resistance Rated Wall Assemblies (1-hour fire walls):

Click for Fire Wall Assemblies
For Warnock Hersey Listings:
  • Unless otherwise noted, the assemblies in this section have been evaluated for conformance to the following standards:
  • ASTM-E119, Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials.
  • CAN/ULC-S101, Standard Methods of Fire Endurance Tests of Building Construction and Materials.
  • NFPA-251, Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials.
  • UBC-7-1-94, Uniform Building Code Standard.
  • UL-263, Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials.
  • Designs listed are minimum construction requirements to achieve fire rating.
  • Unless otherwise noted, fire ratings apply to tests conducted on both sides.


2. Sound Transmission Characteristics:

Products Covered Bulletin
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank® Lap Siding,
HardieBacker Cement Board
Technical Bulletin 07272007 - Sound Transmission Loss Test Results for Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Outside/Inside Transmission Class (OITC)
 

3. Intertek Warnock Hersey Product Listings:

 

4. ICC-ES Product Evaluation Reports:

Products Covered ICC-ES Product Evaluation Number
HardieSoffit Panel NER-405 -Noncombustibility, See page 1, third paragraph in Section 3.1
-Flame Spread and Smoke Developed, See page 1, third paragraph in Section 3.1
-1-hour Fire Walls, See pages 6-7 Section 3.5
-Design Wind Loads, See page 12 Section 7.3 and Table 2a
-R-values, See page 30 Table 4
 
HardiePanel Siding,
Cempanel® Siding
ESR-1844 -Noncombustibility, See page 1 Section 3.1
-Flame Spread and Smoke Developed, See page 1 Section 3.1
-1-hour Fire Walls, See page 2 Section 4.3
-Design Wind Loads, See page 4-5 Table 4
-R-values, See page 3, Table 2
-California Building Code Chapter 7a Wildland-Urban Interface, See last two pages
 
HardieBacker Cement Boards ESR-2280 - Noncombustibility, See page 1 Section 3.1
- Flame Spread and Smoke Developed, See page 1 Section 3.1
- 1-hour Fire Walls, See pages 4-5 Section 4.3
HardiePlank Lap Siding,
Cemplank Lap Siding,
HardieShingle Siding
Artisan® Lap Siding
ESR-2290 -Noncombustibility, See page 1 Section 3.1
-Flame Spread and Smoke Developed, See page 1 Section 3.1
-1-hour Fire Walls, See pages 2-3 Section 4.3
-Design Wind Loads, See pages 4-25 Tables 3-13
-R-values, See page 4, Table 2
-California Building Code Chapter 7a Wildland-Urban Interface, See last two pages
 
HardieWrap Weather Barrier ESR-2658 -Air leakage, See page 1 Section 3.2
-Flame Spread and Smoke Developed, See page 1 Section 3.3
 

5. State of Florida Product Approval Numbers:

Regarding the State of Florida Product Approvals, go to the website below and enter the Florida Approval Number from the Table below. http://www.floridabuilding.org/pr/pr_app_srch.aspx
Products Covered Frame Type Florida Approval Number
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank Lap Siding Wood FL13192
Metal FL13192
Concrete Masonry Unit FL13192
 
HardiePanel Siding, Cempanel Siding Wood FL13223
Metal FL13223
 
HardieShingle Siding Wood FL13192
Metal FL13192
Concrete Masonry Unit FL13192
 
HardieSoffit Panel Wood FL13265
 
Artisan Lap Siding Wood FL10477
Metal FL10477
 

6. Miami-Dade County Florida Notice of Acceptance:

Regarding Miami-Dade County Florida Notice of Acceptance go to the website below and enter the NOA number from the Table below. http://www.miamidade.gov/building/pc-search_app.asp
Products Covered Frame Type NOA Number
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank Lap Siding, Prevail® Lap Siding Wood NOA 13-0311.07
Metal NOA 13-0311.07
 
HardiePanel Vertical Siding, Cempanel Vertical Siding, Prevail Vertical Siding Wood NOA 13-0311.07
Metal NOA 13-0311.07
 
HardieSoffit Panel, Cemsoffit® Wood NOA 13-0311.07
Metal NOA 13-0311.07
 
Artisan Lap Siding Wood NOA 12-0517.05
Metal NOA 12-0517.05
 

7. Texas Department of Insurance:

Products Covered TDI Evaluation Report Number
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank Lap Siding,
HardiePanel Siding, Cempanel Siding,
HardieShingle Siding
Texas Department of Insurance Product Evaluation EC-23
 
Artisan Lap Siding Texas Department of Insurance Product Evaluation EC-55
 

8. City of Los Angeles Research Report:

Products Covered City of Los Angeles Research Report Number
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank Lap Siding,
HardiePanel Siding, Cempanel Siding,
HardieShingle Siding, HardieSoffit Panel,
HardieBacker Cement Board
City of Los Angeles Research Report RR 24862
 

9. WUI (Wildland Urban Interface) Compliance:

Products Covered CalFire Building Material Listing
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank Lap Siding,
HardiePanel Siding, Cempanel Siding,
HardieShingle Siding, HardieSoffit Panel,
Artisan Lap Siding
California Office of the State Fire Marshall, Wildland Urban Interface Building Material Listing on James Hardie Building Products for use both on Exterior Walls and Under Eaves.
 

10. Flood Resistance:

Products Covered Memo
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank Lap Siding,
HardiePanel Siding, Cempanel Siding,
HardieShingle Siding, HardieSoffit Panel,
Artisan Lap Siding
JHBP Internal Memorandum dated 11/3/97 from John Mulder regarding FEMA Recognition
 

11. HUD Material Release Reports:

Products Covered HUD Materials Release Number
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank Lap Siding, HardiePanel Siding, Cempanel Siding, HardieShingle Siding, HardieSoffit Panel, HardieBacker Cement Boards U.S. HUD Materials Release 1263e
 
HardieBacker Cement Boards U.S. HUD Materials Release 1268d
 

12. Canada CCMC Report:

Products Covered CCMC Product Evaluation Number
HardiePlank Lap Siding, HardiePanel Siding, HardieShingle Siding, National Research Council Canada CCMC 12678-R - Noncombustible construction, see page 2 Section 3 bullet point 1

Ontario Canada Ruling 95-17-36-(12678-R)
 

13. City of New York, City of New York Department of Buildings Report MEA 233-93-M

14. CA DSA, Division of the State Architect Acceptance Report PA-019

15. Puerto Rico, JHBP Internal Memorandum dated 11/26/97 from John Mulder regarding ARPE Recognition

16. Building Code Reference Sections:

Fiber-cement Siding:
  2006 International
Building Code®
2006 International
Residential Code®
Definition of Fiber-Cement Section 1402.1 Section R202
 
Definition of Fiber-Cement Performance Section 1404.10 Table 703.4 footnote r
 
General Fiber-Cement Fastening Section 1405.15 Table 703.4
 
Installation of Fiber-Cement Lap Siding Section 1405.17.2 Section R703.10.2
 
Installation of Fiber Cement Panel Siding Section 1405.17.1 Section R703.10.1
 
Governing Performance Standard ASTM C 1186 ASTM C 1186
 


Fiber-cement Interior Tile Backerboard:
  2006 International
Building Code®
2006 International
Residential Code®
Installation of Fiber Cement Backerboards as a Base for Tile in Wet Areas Section 2509.2 Section R702.4.2
 
Governing Performance Standard ASTM C 1288 ASTM C 1288