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Superior Siding

James Hardie® fiber cement products combine beautiful design with high performance. Time and time again, we beat our competitors on both curb appeal and durability.

5

James Hardie has always been ahead of the siding industry curve. Technology advancements put James Hardie 5 generations ahead of generic fiber cement.

30

James Hardie Building Products invented fiber cement over 30 years ago.

100+

James Hardie has spent over $100MM in research and development, and continues to invest in product advancements.

#1

America's most popular brand of siding
Both our siding and trim are Engineered for Climate®, so no matter where you live, you can rest assured that your investment is going to stand up to Mother Nature.

James Hardie® Fiber Cement Siding vs. Vinyl Siding

There are many reasons to choose James Hardie fiber cement siding over vinyl, the first of which is appearance. James Hardie siding is over five times thicker than vinyl, allowing for deeper grooves and a more authentic wood-grain effect. The result is more elegant than vinyl (which is plastic), particularly on a historic home.
Then comes function. Vinyl melts easily in a fire (or even from the reflection of the sun off Low-E glass windows); James Hardie products are noncombustible. Vinyl may crack and warp from the elements; James Hardie products are more durable and resist warping, sagging and melting.

James Hardie® Fiber Cement Siding vs. Wood Siding

James Hardie fiber cement siding and trim products resist the effects of moisture and damage from mold.

When there’s a fire, James Hardie siding is much better at withstanding damage, while wood goes up in flames.
Wood may split, crack and deteriorate over time, while James Hardie siding resists weather damage and keeps its shape for a much longer time, which means less maintenance to worry about year after year.
James Hardie siding and trim products provide more protection than wood from wet and freezing conditions as well as hot, humid weather.

James Hardie® Fiber Cement Siding vs. Engineered Wood Siding

James Hardie fiber cement siding and trim are specifically formulated to better resist damage from the very predators—moisture, freezing temperature, humidity, pests and fire—that pose threats to wood-based products.
Don't let engineered wood fool you. It won't fool Mother Nature. Long term exposure to moisture can cause engineered wood siding to expand and buckle.

Engineered wood siding can soak up trouble. Some engineered wood siding warranties do not cover swelling and/or edge checking, problems they acknowledge can occur over time with wood products in response to changes in weather.
*Representation of engineered wood siding buckling; improper installation may have been a contributing factor.