James Hardie® Products Prove to be Tougher than the Elements

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The last thing you need is anxiety about how your siding is performing. Reliability is crucial. That’s why Design Tech Homes chooses James Hardie siding and trim.

James Hardie® products grace the sides of more than 8 million homes across North America. They’ve won over the press, the remodeling industry, and most importantly, our customers, with the beauty and durability of our products. Whether your dream house is a classic Colonial, ladylike Victorian or handsome Craftsman, their diverse and detailed siding options allow builders to create a historically accurate, architecturally correct and flat-out gorgeous home. A well-designed house should make you happy whenever you see it. It simply feels good to have a polished home.

In May of 2013, HardiePlank® lap siding received the coveted Good Housekeeping Seal from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, which enlists a team of scientists, engineers and researchers to test household products. The Seal is a sought-after mark of quality and is granted only after a product’s rigorous evaluation. Since James Hardie has its own rigorous testing process, this recognition comes as a particular point of pride.

James Hardie® fiber cement products combine beautiful design with high performance. Time and time again, they beat the competitors on both curb appeal and durability. 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). 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 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 fiber cement is specifically formulated to better resist damage from the very predators—moisture, freezing temperature, humidity, pests and fire—that pose threats to wood-based products.

To learn more about building a Design Tech Homes with James Hardie products, contact us today.