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Goings-On

by Andy Rowan
4 Days Ago

Goings-On

by Andy Rowan
4 Days Ago

James Hardie at the NAHB International Builders’ Show 2024

We’re gearing up for the 2024 International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, NV. Each year, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) pulls out all the stops for this 3-day event, bringing together the best of the best in the construction industry. It’s a chance for attendees to get a glimpse of new product innovations, discover better ways of building, gain insights from experts and network with other trade professionals.

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Goings-On

by Josh Morgerman
1/24/2024

Goings-On

by Josh Morgerman
1/24/2024

Hardie® Siding: Any Look, Any Style

I hunt hurricanes—all around the world, in every hemisphere. When I get inside these violent storms, I shoot video and collect valuable scientific data.
 
It’s dangerous work. Maybe that’s why I’m so into it. I’ll admit I’m full-on crazy to do it.
 
But when it comes to my home, I can’t be crazy. I’ve got to suit up and be respectable.

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Inspired Moments

by Lindsay Frankel
1/9/2024

Inspired Moments

by Lindsay Frankel
1/9/2024

James Hardie is a Proud Sponsor of the HGTV Dream Home 2024

Every year, top architects and designers endeavor to build a home worth dreaming about for HGTV’s annual giveaway. If you’ve ever closed your eyes and imagined the perfect breezy beach house, this year’s HGTV® Dream Home might look familiar to you. Located on Anastasia Island, just outside of St. Augustine, Florida, the luxury home has a seaside vibe that invites relaxation, and one lucky winner of the network’s annual sweepstakes will have the opportunity to kick back in the home’s sunset porch at golden hour. 

James Hardie is excited to collaborate with HGTV as a proud sponsor of the HGTV Dream Home 2024. Our experts worked collaboratively with the home’s designer, Brian Patrick Flynn, to ensure the home’s exquisite beauty would last for years to come. 

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Goings-On

by Lindsay Frankel
11/29/2023

Goings-On

by Lindsay Frankel
11/29/2023

James Hardie’s 2024 Color of the Year

There’s no better feeling than coming home. Walking in your door sparks a moment of peace, helping you unwind from the stressors of the day. According to the Cleveland Clinic, nearly half of Americans prioritize mindful moments like these to boost their mental health. Research also shows that globally, 78% of people view their mental health to be just as important as their physical health*.

The colors we choose for our living spaces play an important role in supporting our mental well-being. Green shades, which are reminiscent of lush natural landscapes, promote serenity and reduce anxiety. Shades of green can even lower your heart rate. As people increasingly prioritize their mental health, they’re opting for design choices that reflect how they want to feel. Green hues are therefore gaining traction as interior and exterior paint colors, thanks to their mood-boosting properties. 

In line with this shift in perspective and evolution of design trends, James Hardie is excited to announce its first ever Color of the Year, Mountain Sage.

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Goings-On

by Lindsay Frankel
10/25/2023

Goings-On

by Lindsay Frankel
10/25/2023

Fire Resistant Siding Saves Maryland Home from Flames

It was well after midnight, and Dave Salemi was fast asleep in his home in Chester, a community on Kent Island just across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland. “My wife woke up and said ‘Hey, I think someone’s ringing our doorbell,’” explains Salemi in an interview. Dazed, he didn’t think anything was wrong. But the flames next door shocked him awake. 
 
“I looked out my back window… and there was this bright orange,” says Salemi. His home sits about 10 to 15 feet away from his neighbor’s, and all the garages are in the alleyway behind the houses. The fire appeared to be coming from the neighbor’s garage. “I just saw flames shooting up from the house next door.” Fortunately, he and his wife escaped without injury. From a safe distance away from his home, Salemi was able to capture photos of the remarkable outcome of the fire next door. “It was just unbelievable,” he says.

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Goings-On

by Lindsay Frankel
10/11/2023

Goings-On

by Lindsay Frankel
10/11/2023

Fire Resistant Siding Offers Protection For Your Home

Fire can quickly become deadly. In just a few minutes, a small flame can engulf your home and endanger the lives of your family. All it takes is a mistake in the kitchen or a mishap with an electrical device for your home to catch fire. Even if you take every precaution to avoid a fire inside your home, wildfires are a growing risk. As climate change leads to warmer and drier conditions, wildfire seasons are becoming longer and wildfires are becoming more extreme, according to research from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

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Goings-On

by Andy Rowan
9/14/2023

Goings-On

by Andy Rowan
9/14/2023

Southern Living’s Nashville Idea House Blends Outdoor Living Space with Quality Craftsmanship

Just outside Nashville, TN sits the new Idea House from Southern Living, a beautiful 5,600 sq. ft. home that evokes a sense of welcoming and livability to the highest degree. Its openness to the outdoors offers plenty of space for gathering with incredible views of the surrounding countryside.

The Southern Living Idea House is all about inspiration and quality. From quality products to quality construction and beyond. It’s no wonder that Hardie® fiber cement was the perfect choice for the exterior siding and trim, adding long-lasting beauty to the timeless and sustainable design.
 

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Inspired Moments

by Lindsay Frankel
9/13/2023

Inspired Moments

by Lindsay Frankel
9/13/2023

The Essential Guide to Board and Batten Siding

If you’ve ever admired the texture of a folk Victorian home or ogled a rustic-chic farmhouse, you’re probably familiar with board and batten siding, even if you weren’t sure what to call it.

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Make This

by Kara Wenman
9/12/2023

Make This

by Kara Wenman
9/12/2023

How to Pick a Front Door Color That Makes a Statement

Updating your home’s front door color is an easy way to give the exterior an inexpensive upgrade, whether that means installing a new door or giving an old door a fresh coat of paint.

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Gatherings

by Jamie Schultz
9/11/2023

Gatherings

by Jamie Schultz
9/11/2023

Address Sign Ideas and Inspiration

No matter where you reside, you have a house number — unique digits assigned just for your home. Whether it’s a single digit or a longer series of numbers, you want your very own unique address to look as one of a kind as it is.

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