For decades, James Hardie has been producing beautiful and durable coatings, becoming a standard for the market. We at Everlast recommend James Hardie products. Below are some advantages for using it in your construction.
Water can damage your home like nothing else can. It may be gradual, but it is relentless, and can cause siding to swell and crack, lose paint and lead to mold if not properly managed. This is where James Hardie stands out from its competitors. Wood-based siding has a tendency to expand, buckle or crack when repeatedly exposed to cycles of precipitation and drying. Exterior solutions by James Hardie are specifically engineered to withstand damage from moisture and rot, and will hold their own, come rain, sleet, or snow.
DURABLE OVER TIME
One thing’s for sure: As the years go on, we all show signs of aging. But since James Hardie brand products are created to stand up to the demands of your specific climate, they will look great for years, potentially saving you time and money. This photo of wood siding shows how it can be susceptible to moisture and harsh weather conditions and tends to expand and peel over time:
With James Hardie’s added benefit of ColorPlus® Technology—a baked-on color option that resists fading—your siding will look great without excessive maintenance.
In case of a fire, you want to know the walls of your house will help protect you while your family seeks safety. Fire feasts on wood, and it melts vinyl almost instantly. But Hardie® siding will not ignite when exposed to a direct flame, nor will it contribute fuel to a fire.
Because James Hardie brand products are non-combustible, many insurance companies offer a discount. We recommend sharing fiber-cement siding’s fire-resistance qualities with your insurance carrier.
INSUSCEPTIBLE TO PESTS
Mother Nature’s creatures can wreak havoc on some types of siding. Because it’s wood, OSB or wood-composite siding can be pecked by birds and damaged by insects.
Hardie® fiber cement siding offers little appeal to critters and won’t be eaten by termites. So you can focus on the animals in your life that actually make you happy.
Severe weather will test the strength of your home. Hail and blizzards hit hard and fast. Extreme droughts and relentless heat can go on and on. Your choice of siding, along with proper installation, can help your home stand up to these unpredictable elements.