Engineered Wood vs James Hardie® Siding

No Wood Is Good

Engineered wood siding cannot match the overall performance of James Hardie® fiber cement siding

 

THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT ENGINEERED WOOD SIDING


No matter how it is treated or processed, it still acts like wood. Don’t be fooled – weather can ravage it, water can warp it and fire can burn it to a crisp. Put your trust in the uncompromising performance of James Hardie® fiber cement siding.
 

ENGINEERED WOOD SIDING

VS

JAMES HARDIE SIDING

ENGINEERED WOOD SIDING

PESTS LOVE IT

Subject to damage caused by woodpeckers, termites and other pests that can harm wood.

JAMES HARDIE SIDING

WAY TOO TOUGH

Our fiber cement holds no appeal for woodpeckers, termites and other pests.

ENGINEERED WOOD SIDING

NATURAL FUEL FOR FIRE

Can burn, putting your customer’s homes at greater risk for fire damage

JAMES HARDIE SIDING

FIRE RESISTANT

Won’t burn and is recognized by fire departments nationwide.*

ENGINEERED WOOD SIDING

SOAKS UP TROUBLE

Susceptible to water absorption, which can lead to expansion, buckling or edge checking.**

JAMES HARDIE SIDING

WATER RESISTANT

Uniquely formulated to resist the effects of water absorption; also resists mold damage.

ENGINEERED WOOD SIDING

WON'T WEATHER WELL

OSB siding painted by 3rd party 
pre-finishers can show loss of paint 
after extended exposure to sunlight.***

JAMES HARDIE SIDING

BEAUTY THAT LASTS

Our ColorPlus® Technology provides a more durable finish and keeps its good looks longer.

JAMES HARDIE® FIBER CEMENT SIDING PROTECTS YOUR HOMES AND REPUTATION


Every home deserves the authentic design and uncompromising performance of North America’s #1 brand of siding. James Hardie siding is made of the purest, highest quality ingredients for a specific purpose: to resist the long-term effects of weather, moisture, fire and pests that can ravage engineered wood siding. And only our siding is specifically Engineered for Climate® to perform beautifully, despite what nature brings.

 

BEWARE OF WARRANTIES THAT DON'T COVER REAL WORLD PROBLEMS

Some engineered wood siding warranties do not cover swelling or edge checking, problems they acknowledge occur over time with wood products in response to changes in weather. James Hardie gives you unprecedented peace of mind with our non-prorated 30-year substrate siding limited warranty. We stand behind our siding 100% for a full 30 years.

UNRIVALED SUPPORT GIVES YOUR BUSINESS A COMPETITIVE EDGE

James Hardie stays out in front with next-generation product innovations that can set your homes apart and help strengthen your reputation. And our sales force’s unique personalized support, combined with easy, round-the-clock access to James Hardie installation specialists, is designed to make you the standard for excellence in your market. In our ongoing commitment to be your best possible resource, our contractor and builder programs offer unmatched business-building benefits.
 

REQUEST A SAMPLE

To see the true difference between Engineered Wood and James Hardie® siding, choose up to 3 samples in your favorite hues from our designer-curated ColorPlus® Technology color palette.

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*James Hardie siding complies with ASTM E136 as a noncombustible cladding and is recognized by fire departments across the U.S. including Marietta, GA, Flagstaff, AZ and Orange County, CA. Fiber cement fire resistance does not extend to applied paints or coatings, which may be damaged or char when exposed to flames.

**Representation of engineered wood product buckling; improper installation may have been a contributing factor.

***Representation of prefinished engineered wood after the equivalent of 12 years of solar exposure per ASTM G90.