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High Design siding that holds up against the elements

We expect our home to protect us from the elements. Keep us warm when snow is falling outside. Keep us cool when the heat index tops the charts. But when severe weather strikes, it truly tests our home’s façade, and sometimes without warning. We may not be able to control the weather, but thankfully, we are able to choose what our home is made out of, and with James Hardie® siding, you get both high performance and high design.

So, how can you be sure James Hardie siding and trim will help protect you from unpredictable elements all while looking good in the process? We’ve mapped out the reasons our design-savvy siding is the ideal choice for facing the most challenging weather conditions.

Designed for your region

Design perk: Premium vinyl siding is 5/100 of an inch thick, but James Hardie fiber cement siding is five times thicker and can withstand winds up to 150 mph.
Our engineers hit the books hard, for years. After studying the long-term effects that climate has on siding—hurricane winds, extreme droughts, extreme temperatures, golf ball-size hail and flooding—we engineered our products to help resist distinct, regional weather conditions. Since inventing fiber cement siding more than 30 years ago, we’ve spent millions to advance our products, especially when it comes to withstanding environmental issues. Both our siding and trim are engineered for climate—sorry Mother Nature, you’re not going to win this one.

Within the United States, there are two distinct HardieZone climates—HZ5® and HZ10® product zones. The HZ5 product line caters to areas where snow and ice are all too common and require withstanding cold, wet winters, which can take a toll on any home. The HZ10 product line resists the effects of heat, humidity, sun and rain. James Hardie siding is the ideal choice when considering the harsh effects of your region’s weather. No matter where you live, we’ve formulated an exterior home product that is right for your particular zone in a style and color that fits your aesthetic.

Design is never compromised

Design perk: With our ColorPlus® Technology siding, we apply multiple coats of our proprietary finish technology to every surface and edge of our siding and trim. Between coats, we cure the finish for an even stronger bond that helps resist chipping, peeling and cracking—take that, extreme weather! ColorPlus Technology is a smart choice when considering design, durability and fade resistance.
Besides resisting burning, melting, fading, warping, rotting, and cracking, James Hardie siding and trim is also well-designed. We get that home decisions are not based solely on the durability of the product, but also on your taste. That’s why we have a variety of textures, widths and colors to complement your specific style. Our siding is available primed for paint or pre-finished with James Hardie's exclusive ColorPlus Technology, an advanced baked-on coating that provides a long-lasting, vibrant finish no matter what the weather conditions. With more than 25 color selections and a number of styles of wood grains, vertical sidings, and shingles to choose from (think classic horizontal lines with HardiePlank® lap siding or a modern look with HardiePanel® vertical siding and HardieTrim® boards), James Hardie’s products are well designed so you never feel limited when conceiving your safe and stylish dream exterior.