Why James Hardie / Hurricane Resistance
The property damage from hurricanes can be staggering. Due to its impact resistance against hail and windblown debris, fiber-cement siding has been specified by hurricane-zone building codes for building homes in hurricane-, tornado-, and wildfire-prone areas.
Hurricane Sandy, October, 2012Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. Damage in the US is estimated at over $71 billion. Now's the time to make decisions to build better. Watch these videos to learn more.
Building a Stronger Shore with James Hardie After Hurricane Sandy
Homeowners, contractors and architects discuss how the areas impacted by Super Storm Sandy can come back stronger with James Hardie® siding. VIEW FULL SCREEN
James Hardie: Standing Up to Hurricane Sandy in Old Lyme, CT
These homeowners -- and architects -- discuss how they credit their choice of James Hardie siding products with helping their home stand up to the devastation their community saw during Super Storm Sandy. VIEW FULL SCREEN
Weathering the Storm in Freeport, NY with James Hardie Building Products
The Freeport, Long Island Harbor Master's Quarter has faced a lot of rough weather in its seaside location -- and recently withstood Super Storm Sandy. James Hardie siding is specially Engineered for Climate, which can help as we build a stronger shore. VIEW FULL SCREEN
Historic Preservation on the Jersey Shore with James Hardie Siding
In order to maintain the historic look-and-feel of this century-old home in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, while adding durability, homeowners turned to James Hardie siding products for the seaside home. VIEW FULL SCREEN
James Hardie Siding: Protecting Homes During Super Storm Sandy
The town of Fairfield, CT, was left under four to five feet of water due to Super Storm Sandy. These homeowners' credit James Hardie siding, which is Engineered for Climate, with helping protect their home. VIEW FULL SCREEN
Hurricane Katrina, August, 2005
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the East Coast. While the government may have been slow to respond, the sheer scale of the disaster took everyone by surprise. In the coastal community of Bay St. Louis alone, it's estimated 15,000 homes were destroyed.
James Hardie Launches Katrina Cottage at International Builders Show, 2006
We're proud to be associated with design efforts such as the Katrina Cottage," says Robert Russell, vice-president, James Hardie. "Our products and this approach to building in storm zones are a perfect fit."
Homeowners and building industry professionals talk about hurricane protection.
"The James Hardie® products installed on the Beachtown structures performed exceptionally well during Hurricane Ike," says Town Architect Chad Cooper.