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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 ...

Fiber Cement Sidings vs. James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

February 27, 2012  |   Articles   |     |   0 Comment

Fiber Cement Sidings vs. James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement products are now being manufactured by other corporations. Fiber cement siding, however, is not their primary focus. Indeed, it is well down the list as far as these other manufacturers are concerned. Fiber cement competitors use commodity formulations, cheap fillers, and inexpensive manufacturing processes that result in overly dense and brittle formulations. Fiber cement siding manufactured by James Hardie is the dedicated focus of James Hardie. In fact, James Hardie has been manufacturing products since 1888. James Hardie has more manufacturing plants than all their competitors combined. Therefore, the carbon footprint due to transportation costs is much smaller when you have James Hardie siding installed on your home. Fiber cement siding competitors do not have the experience, the manufacturing processes, or the commitment in research and development to be the right choice for your home. OTHER FIBER CEMENT SIDING PRODUCERS JAMES HARDIE FIBER CEMENT SIDING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Other fiber cement siding companies buy generic formulations and production equipment externally and do not regularly modernize them   Research And Development James Hardie operates the only U.S. state-of-the-art ...

Cedar Siding – Comparison to James Hardie® Siding

February 27, 2012  |   Articles   |     |   0 Comment

Cedar Siding – Comparison to James Hardie® Siding

Cedar siding, while beautiful and natural, has seen its time come and go. The vast majority of the old growth cedar has been decimated. Cedar siding of today is full of resin and tannic acid; it forces paint and stain off within one year. The cedar shakes are thin and therefore, warp and cup within five years. Maintenance is frustrating at best. HardiePlank® and HardieShingle® hold their shape, hold paint and are more cost effective than cedar. HardiePlank® clapboard siding on your home helps preserves our world’s precious forests. CEDAR SIDING JAMES HARDIE® SIDING Combustibility Burns when exposed to a significant source of heat or flame, not eligible for non-combustibility insurance discounts Combustibility Non-combustible, creates very little smoke when exposed to flame, eligible for insurance discounts* due to non-combustibility Aesthetic Performance High maintenance is required for cedar siding in order to maintain original aesthetic performance Aesthetic Performance Increased curb appeal and appreciation, consistent beauty from porch to street Pests Susceptible to damage by termites and other pests Pests James Hardie® ...

Hardboard Siding – Comparison to James Hardie Siding

February 27, 2012  |   Articles   |     |   0 Comment

Hardboard Siding – Comparison to James Hardie Siding

Hardboard Siding – Comparison to James Hardie Siding Hardboard siding has a very poor track record in comparison to Hardie siding. Moisture penetration damages it. The new and improved hardboard siding contains advanced chemicals that prevent moisture damage. But they dissipate and fail over the long haul. Hardboard siding, in addition, does not hold paint very well; so you are painting every six to seven years.  HardiePlank® lap siding comes with a 30-year nonprorated, transferable, limited warranty.  It is Engineered for Climate® to stand up to the harshest weather conditions including UV levels, wind, rain, pests and heat. Hardboard siding is not a product conducive to areas with significant rainfall. HARDBOARD SIDING JAMES HARDIE SIDING Combustibility Burns when exposed to a significant source of heat or flame, not eligible for non-combustibility insurance discounts Combustibility Non-combustible, creates very little smoke when exposed to flame, eligible for insurance discounts* due to non-combustibility Aesthetic Performance Frequent painting, caulking and spot repairs required Aesthetic Performance Maintains original appearance over product lifetime, increases curb appeal ...