Don’t just go Smart—Go Genius with James Hardie

Looking to make the most intelligent choice when selecting your home siding and trim? Turns out, you don’t have to overthink it to make a genius choice. Here are the reasons James Hardie® siding and trim are smarter than their siding competitors.

James Hardie siding considers the climate

James Hardie takes variations in climate into consideration when engineering its home siding and trim. The HardieZone® System is based on eight individual climatic variables (think temperature, humidity, rain, snow, hail and topographical factors) that can affect the long-term performance of your siding. Other home siding and trim companies, including LP® SmartSide® siding, have one product line for the diverse variety of climates across the U.S.—not so smart if you ask us.

James Hardie siding resists pests

James Hardie siding is stronger and more stable than wood and wood-based siding, and it offers damage protection from woodpeckers, squirrels, and other pests. Fiber cement siding does not entice woodpeckers and squirrels and won’t be eaten by termites. No matter how you mash it or compress it, wood-based siding—like LP SmartSide siding—is comprised mostly of wood and won’t fool the pests, so don’t let it fool you. Wood-based siding swells, cracks and burns and can require more maintenance than James Hardie fiber cement siding.

James Hardie siding resists fire

When you clad your home in James Hardie siding and trim, you can feel secure knowing it’s made of a material that will not ignite when exposed to direct flame or contribute fuel to a fire. With a Class, A fire/flame spread rating, James Hardie’s fiber cement siding has the highest classification available. Because James Hardie siding and trim is made of fiber cement, it is non-combustible, with superior resistance to flame spread and smoke production compared to its wood, wood-based and vinyl siding counterparts.

James Hardie has color options

James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology is specifically engineered to help resist damaging UV rays, and its finish is cured for a strong bond that resists chipping, peeling and cracking. The ColorPlus palette includes complementary shades ranging from soft neutrals to bold reds and blues, to fresh greens. Have fun previewing siding and trim colors with the James Hardie Color Tool.

Your homework is almost complete. Now you just have one last logical choice to make and we think you know the answer. Going with James Hardie siding and trim ups your home exterior IQ tenfold, putting you at the head of the class.

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