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- April 4, 2013: James Hardie Helping Rebuild a Stronger U.S. Northeast Coast
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Color & Design
As the entire Northeast Shore rebuilds, choose a beautiful transformation of your home's exterior.
No matter your style – from traditional classics to cottage charm, and cool contemporary to coastal retreats – the James Hardie portfolio of products, textures and ColorPlus Technology colors gives you the ability to create a home that reflects your family and embodies your sense of style.
With James Hardie siding products, you can recreate the architectural style and historic integrity of your home
- Enjoy the look of cedar shingles without the upkeep. Get the perfect match of durability and design with HardieShingle® siding featuring true keyways and the ability to create woven corners.
- Couple HardieTrim® batten boards with HardiePanel® vertical siding to achieve a charming, board-and-batten cottage look.
- Choose lap and trim from our Artisan Luxury line. Deeper shadow lines, mitered corners and tongue and groove assembly create a superior craftsman look.
Get inspired with our Timeless Style magazine.
Our portfolio of more than 20 ColorPlus Technology colors gives you the ability to create a unique home that reflects you and your family! Our colors have been handpicked by renowned color expert Leslie Harrington, whose brands include Pottery Barn and Crayola, to reflect regional housing styles, environmental surroundings and extensive research around home styles, trends and your style preferences! With ColorPlus Technology, you can count on a beautiful, consistent finish, timeless curb appeal and an exterior that feels like home.
Let James Hardie help you secure your future. Choose products that meet national building contruction and material standards.
James Hardie siding fire related features:
Complies with ASTM E136 as a noncombustible cladding (reference ESR-1844, ESR-2290, NER-405).
Complies with ASTM E84 as a Class A material (reference ESR-1844, ESR-2290, NER-405).
Tested in accordance with ASTM E119, James Hardie lists several 1-hour and 2-hour fire-resistance rated wall assemblies (reference ESR-1844, ESR-2290, NER-405, UL Directory, and Warnock Hersey Directory).
Complies with Chapter 7a, Materials and Construction Methods for Exterior Wildfire Exposure, of the California Building Code for use in Wildland Urban Interface Areas (high fire hazard severity zones); Listed with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Office of the State Fire Marshal – Fire Engineering Building Materials Listing Program (reference Fire Engineering Building Materials Listing Program).
James Hardie siding wind and impact related features:
Listed in Miami-Dade County Florida Notice of Acceptance for use in High Velocity Hurricane Zones with negative wind pressures of up to -104psf. The listed assemblies have both large and small missile impact resistance ratings. (reference NOA 13-0311.07, 12-0517.05)
Listed with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation with Ultimate Wind Speeds of up to 220mph. (reference State of Florida Product Approvals FL13192, FL13223, FL13265, FL10477)
Listed with the Texas Department of Insurance for recognition in the Texas Windstorm Inspection Program with negative wind pressures up to -100 psf. (reference TDI EC-23 and EC-55)
Listed with the ICC-ES in product evaluations ESR-1844, ESR-2290, NER-405, with maximum allowable wind speeds of up to 170mph.
James Hardie siding flood resistance features:
James Hardie Fiber-cement siding is a class 5 flood resistant material, only Class 4 and Class 5 materials are acceptable for areas below the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) in buildings in special flood hazard areas (SFHAs). FEMA defines class 5 flood resistant materials as those "Highly resistant to floodwater damage, including damage caused by moving water. These materials can survive wetting and drying and may be successfully cleaned after a flood to render them free of most harmful pollutants. Materials in this class are permitted for partially enclosed or outside uses with essentially unmitigated flood exposure.") (reference Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirements for Buildings Located in Special Flood Hazard Areas in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Program Technical Bulletin 2 / August 2008)
James Hardie cement board moisture and mold resistance features:
Recognized by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America as an approved alternative to gypsum-based backerboards in wet areas
HardieBacker cement board is recognized as an interior substrate according to the following:
International Code Council Evaluation Services, ICC-ES ESR-2280 (International Residential Code and International Building Code)
City of New York MEA number 223-93M
HUD Materials Releases 1263 and 1268
Tile Council of North America Handbook
James Hardie products offer points toward sustainability certifications and guidelines
For Homes seeking USGBC LEED® certification
MR 2.2c - Use products that were extracted, processed, and manufactured within 500 miles of the home.
MR 2.2b - Use products that meet emissions specifications.
ID 2: Durability Management Process
Promote durability and high performance of the building enclosure and its components and systems through appropriate design, materials selection, and construction practices.
SS 5 Pest Control Alternatives - Protect exposed foundation insulation with moisture-resistant, pest-proof cover (e.g., fiber cement board [...]).
NAHB's Voluntary Model Green Home Building Guidelines
2.1.5 "Use building materials that require no additional finish resources to complete application onsite."
2.2.8 "Use termite-resistant materials for walls, floor joists, trusses, exterior decks, etc., in areas known to be termite infested."
2.2.9 "Provide a water-resistant barrier (WRB) or drainage plane system behind the exterior veneer system or the exterior siding."
2.7.1 "Use products that contain fewer resources than traditional products."
2.8.1 "Use locally available, indigenous materials."
5.3.2 "Install moisture-resistant backerboard - not paper-faced sheathing - under tiled surfaces in wet areas."
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Trusted by builders, contractors and architects, James Hardie siding and trim products have a reputation for long-lasting performance - even in challenging coastal conditions.
- Engineered for Climate® to provide protection from extreme weather in your area
- Resists damage from hurricane-force winds, rain and impact
- Resists the spread of flame, providing greater security from fire than wood and vinyl siding products
James Hardie vs. Vinyl:
Made from plastic, vinyl siding cannot withstand heavy wind or precipitation and is susceptible to cracking, melting and denting. Vinyl siding will also melt or burn when exposed to a significant source of heat or flame, including neighbors' Low-E windows.
James Hardie vs. Wood:
Wood and wood-based siding products are susceptible to swelling, rotting, warping and splitting with extended exposure to moisture or extreme weather conditions.
Hurricane Sandy, October, 2012
Hurricane 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.
HardiePlank® Siding Helps Restore a Home on the Jersey Shore
in This Old House Episode
James Hardie's HardiePlank siding and HardieShingle siding were featured on This Old House Jersey Shore Rebuilds series as a home devastated by Superstorm Sandy is rebuilt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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