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Green Builder® Media Honors James Hardie for Most Sustainable Siding Products

April 30, 2015  |   Articles   |     |   Comments Off on Green Builder® Media Honors James Hardie for Most Sustainable Siding Products

Green Builder® Media Honors James Hardie for Most Sustainable Siding Products

Survey shows James Hardie still the leading green choice for exterior cladding CHICAGO, Ill. April 28, 2015 — James Hardie, the leader in fiber cement siding, has once again been recognized by Green Builder® for having the most sustainable siding products. Green Builder® Media conducted its annual 2015 Readers’ Choice survey, which highlights leading green brands that have garnered the loyalty of building professionals. The survey polls readers in the residential construction market to get insights into their sustainable product preferences and brand perceptions. Which green products are most familiar? Which brands do they trust and specify most often? James Hardie was selected as offering the greenest products in the siding category, with the most respondents recommending the company’s sustainable exterior options over other siding manufacturers. “A primary factor to James Hardie’s sustainability is its durability,” said John Dybsky, senior marketing manager at James Hardie. “Our products handle high heat, UV radiation and moisture exceptionally well, which significantly reduces the need for replacement over time.” James Hardie siding is composed of natural and sustainable raw materials such as cement, sand, cellulose fiber and water. While green practices can sometimes limit design options, the company has a range of textures and colors that can satisfy several ...

Homescapes of New England Named as One of the “Best Of Houzz 2015” Winners

March 11, 2015  |   Articles   |     |   Comments Off on Homescapes of New England Named as One of the “Best Of Houzz 2015” Winners

Homescapes of New England Named as One of the “Best Of Houzz 2015” Winners

Annual Survey and Analysis of Community of Over 25 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Home Remodeling Professionals and Design Trends Houzz (www.houzz.com), the leading platform for home remodeling and design, today announced the community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2015, a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, landscape pros and other residential remodeling professionals on Houzz from tile, stone and countertop pros to painters. “Houzz connects people with the best home professional for their project by providing the only 360-degree view of a professional, from their portfolio, client reviews, awards and accreditations to their work style and expertise based on their participation in the Houzz community,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to join our community in recognizing the talented professionals on Houzz who are delivering incredible designs and delightful customer experiences.” The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Service and Design. Customer Service honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly ...

Homescapes of New England, LLC Recognized among Top Customer Service Leaders within the James Hardie Contractor Alliance™ Program

March 10, 2015  |   Articles   |     |   Comments Off on Homescapes of New England, LLC Recognized among Top Customer Service Leaders within the James Hardie Contractor Alliance™ Program

Homescapes of New England, LLC Recognized among Top  Customer Service Leaders within the James Hardie Contractor Alliance™ Program

Service Excellence Award, powered by GuildQuality, honors Homescapes of New England. Epping, NH, 2/12/15-Homescapes of New England, LLC , exterior remodeler in Nottingham, NH, has been awarded a 2015 James Hardie Customer Service Excellence Award for exceptional customer service. GuildQuality, an independent customer satisfaction surveying company, powered the award on behalf of James Hardie Building Products Inc. (“James Hardie”) to celebrate service excellence within the James Hardie Contractor Alliance Program. “A professional approach to customer service before and after the job is a cornerstone of membership in the James Hardie Contractor Alliance Program,” says Marc Setty, Business Manager for the repair and remodel segment at James Hardie. “We are thrilled that so many of our program members strive to achieve GuildQuality’s highest standards for customer care, year after year.” Homescapes of New England, LLC was selected as one of the top eight James Hardie Contractors by GuildQuality and James Hardie for superior delivery of customer care. “James Hardie has established an elite group of contractors who are aligned with its business, and we were honored to work with them again this year to power the Service Excellence Award,” said Mark Miles, Chief Operating Officer ...

James Hardie Siding Products Highlight Home Renovation on New Episode of A&E’s Flipping Boston

May 02, 2014  |   Articles   |     |   0 Comment

James Hardie Siding Products Highlight Home Renovation on New Episode of A&E’s Flipping Boston

Show’s design team installs James Hardie siding to give new life to Massachusetts home CHICAGO (April 8, 2014) – Remodelers, contractors and real estate fans of A&E’s hit series Flipping Boston will see the many benefits of durable, beautiful James Hardie Building Products fiber cement siding this spring as the exterior products are used in a complete home renovation in Medford, Mass. James Hardie’s Complete Exterior™ solution for the home located north of Boston will be highlighted on Episode 6 of A&E’s third season of Flipping Boston, at 12:00 PM EDT, Saturday, April 12. Season 3 of Flipping Boston premiered March 1. James Hardie Cobblestone HardiePlank® Select Cedarmill© lap siding, Artic White HardieTrim® boards, Artic White vented HardieSoffit® panels, and HardieWrap® weather barrier were selected to revamp the home. The siding products feature the company’s ColorPlus® Technology, an advanced coating formula baked on for maximum durability and longer-lasting beauty. The siding is also Engineered for Climate® and will provide the refurbished home with a durable facade engineered to stand up to the seasonal East Coast weather conditions better than vinyl, wood-based, or other fiber cement siding brands.

HardiePlank® Lap Siding Earns the Good Housekeeping Seal

May 28, 2013  |   Articles   |     |   0 Comment

HardiePlank® Lap Siding Earns the Good Housekeeping Seal

James Hardie announced that HardiePlank lap siding earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. The Seal is a sought-after mark of quality and is granted after a product's rigorous evaluation by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. Benefits Include: One of the most recognized consumer emblems in the market today The Seal may be used in a variety of marketing and promotional vehicles, adding credibility to the HardiePlank lap siding brand of products. The limited warranty reflected by the Good Housekeeping Seal means that if a product bearing the Seal is defective within the first two years of purchase, Good Housekeeping will replace the product or refund the purchase price

Home Exterior Design Tips: Using Color

February 18, 2013  |   Articles   |     |   0 Comment

Home Exterior Design Tips: Using Color

Using siding color as an exterior design tool can significantly increase the value of your home. But where do you start? How do you select siding colors and use them effectively to enhance the appearance of your home?   The following tips can help you throughout the color selection process. Keep in mind there's no set formula for using siding color. Use this list as a point of reference and not a set of rules. Don't be afraid to use siding color. It seems today that houses are sided in almost every shade of beige known to man. Don't fear color. Use it to differentiate your home. Look at the homes in your neighborhood to determine the color palette for your area. Often, the nicest homes are the ones that use color as an exterior design tool. Don't be afraid NOT to use siding color. As much as color can add to a house, sometimes it looks best not to use any at all. Don't be afraid to have an all-white house. White reflects light and will actually appear to vary in tone throughout the day. Keep it ...

Windows Buying Guide

February 16, 2013  |   Articles   |     |   0 Comment

Windows Buying Guide

Your goals for replacing windows are to improve your home's beauty, performance and operation. When it's time to replace worn out windows or you just want a new look for your home, it's time to go shopping for windows. There are countless options for new windows from inexpensive off-the-shelf models to custom versions. The key is to match the style of your new windows to the style of your home. You will also want windows that are energy efficient, easy to operate and low-maintenance meaning they are easy to clean, paint and repair. Traditionally, wood windows were the best choice. They came in many different styles from classic Colonial to sleek and modern but older wood framed windows were leaky as they aged allowing cold air to enter the house in winter. Over the years, new versions of wood, aluminum, vinyl and composite construction windows have evolved so now you can get the same classic look in a material that is insect and rot proof and will help save you money on your energy bills.

HardieShingle® – Timeless Style. Lasting Durability.

February 15, 2013  |   Articles,Featured,Homepage   |     |   0 Comment

HardieShingle® – Timeless Style. Lasting Durability.

James Hardie, the world's leading manufacturer of fiber cement building products, announces the standard market release, including job packs, of all 23 colors of 5" Exposure HardieShingle® Straight-Edge Panels and Individual Shingles with ColorPlus® Technology in the New England area. With 5" Exposure HardieShingle® Straight-Edge Panels and Individual Shingles with ColorPlus Technology, architects, builders, contractors and homeowners can achieve a look characteristic of Eastern white cedar shingles, while capitalizing on the long-lasting, low-maintenance benefits of a complete James Hardie exterior. Similar to cedar shingles, these new products provide true keyways between shingles and can be used to create woven/laced corners, creating an authentic cedar shingle look and feel. Like all James Hardie siding products, HardieShingle is Engineered for Climate™, providing lasting durability and protection from heat, rain, humidity, snow and other regional specific climate conditions. Through its proprietary ColorPlus Technology, James Hardie applies multiple coats of paint to its siding products in the factory to optimize paint adhesion and slow fading, revealing a consistent, long-lasting finish in more than 20 colors. 5" Exposure HardieShingle Straight-Edge Panels and Individual Shingles are backed by James Hardie's standard 30-year non-prorated, limited product warranty. Plus, superior paint performance with ...

Melting Siding

February 15, 2013  |   Articles   |     |   0 Comment

Melting Siding

What's going on with the vinyl siding on these houses? It's bumpy and bubbly and distorted and can affect one side of your house, but not the other. What's causing this melt down? And could your home be next? Check out the video to see more. WHDH-TV -

Vinyl Siding – Comparison to James Hardie Siding

February 27, 2012  |   Articles   |     |   0 Comment

Vinyl Siding – Comparison to James Hardie Siding

Vinyl Siding – Comparison to James Hardie Siding Vinyl siding is piling up in landfills across America. Hail batters vinyl siding and high winds blow the product off the wall. The vinyl siding backer does not appreciatively protect against the hail storms we experience. There are thousands of homes across the Northeast that are on their third layer of vinyl siding in the last 10 years. James Hardie siding stands up to hail amazingly. Its composition of Portland cement and cellulose fiber, along with the manufacturing process protects you from the dangers of today’s severe weather. Vinyl siding warps as it ages, due to its composition, and does not hold color well at all. For those who care about the environment, vinyl siding is not a viable option. VINYL SIDING JAMES HARDIE SIDING Combustibility Other Vinyl Siding melts or burns when exposed to a significant source of heat or flame, releases toxic fumes when burns, not eligible for non-combustibility insurance discounts. Combustibility Non-combustible will not melt or release toxic ...