Durable, Design-Friendly James Hardie Exterior Siding Beautifies Venango Trails Residential Community

New Suburban Pittsburgh Homes Designed for Functional and Aesthetic Integrity

CHICAGO (April 22, 2014) – Venango Trails, a new premier neighborhood located just north of Pittsburgh, Pa., was built to last using James Hardie fiber cement siding and exterior products. Construction has begun and upon completion, the Venango Trails community will feature 462 homes in eight different styles, all of which have James Hardie siding and exterior products installed.

James Hardie products are Engineered for Climate®, with specific performance attributes relative to the regions of the United States where homes are located. James Hardie HZ5® siding was installed in Venango Trails because it is specifically formulated to withstand seasonal snow, rain and ice associated with the weather patterns in western Pennsylvania.

James Hardie products feature the company’s ColorPlus® Technology – an advanced, baked-on coating formula that increases fade resistance and finish adhesion. The colors for the homes in Venango Trails were selected to stand out amongst the natural geography and meet local color trends.

“A variety of James Hardie products were used to create both durable and beautiful living spaces within the Venango Trails neighborhood,” said John Dybsky, senior marketing manager at James Hardie. “Our products provide various textures, styles and colors to support the architectural integrity of the homes, reminiscent of those constructed throughout western Pennsylvania in the early 1900s.”

The character of the Venango Trails neighborhood is exhibited through its design. Front porches, large backyards, tree-lined streets and sidewalks all contribute to the ambiance and draw of the community. Additionally, Venango Trails is intertwined with the natural features of the area. Built on acres of woodlands that incorporate a historic Native American trail, the community features tranquil lakes, ponds and parks that create a serene living space for residents.

On behalf of VT Partners, EQA, a Pittsburgh-based development team committed to creating environmentally responsible and affordable living spaces, developed the community. Venango Trails is one of the fastest selling communities in its area; on average, six homes are sold per month. The community offers a wide-range of properties and price points. Homes begin around $200,000 and increase to more than $2 million.

James Hardie products used on the new homes include HardiePlank® lap siding, HardiePanel® vertical siding, HardieShingle® siding, HardieTrim® boards and HardieWrap® weather barrier. You can learn more about James Hardie products at www.jameshardie.com.