Here at Bucco’s we talk a lot about James Hardie, and for good reason. It is one of the most demanded siding companies in the United States, with its products being installed in over 8 million homes, and being a pioneer in fiber-cement technology for the past several years. We thought we’d take this month’s blog to shine a spotlight on this company, and the unique products they offer.
Early BeginningsJames Hardie was an Irish immigrant who moved to Melbourne Australia and started a business importing oils and animal hide tanning products. However, the company later went into buildings and industrial products and was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1951. In the mid 80’s, fiber-cement technology was pioneered by James Hardie, and found a number of applications in the building industry thanks to its durability, versatility, and strength. It eventually expanded into multiple markets, finding success in multiple territories, one of the largest being the United States.
Today, James Hardie siding is among the most well-known names in the building business and is available in multiple territories around the world, including North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe. The company operates entirely as a fiber-cement business and leads in the development of technologies, materials and processes for the production of building materials. With over 30 years in the business, James Hardie continues to devote resources to developing the best products possible.
A Superior ProductJames Hardie’s name was primarily built developing the best fiber-cement building products around, and this is reflected in their siding. Their products come with advanced technological developments that make them stand out from the competitors by being stronger and lasting longer. ColorPlus- Unlike traditional siding that has the color painted on top, James Hardie has the colors baked into the siding. The result is fiber-cement pieces that won’t have peeling paint, and will keep your house looking new for years. Extensive Testing- James Hardie puts all their siding products through rigorous testing, ensuring that it can withstand not only standard conditions, but also hurricanes, UV rays, and snowstorms. They also make sure that the product doesn’t expand and contract along with temperature changes, which leads to cracking in a lot of competitor’s products. HardieZone System- Perhaps what is most unique about Jame’s Hardie is their unique system that caters to the specific climate of the home. HardieZone is a set of different lines of siding designed for different climates, ensuring the ultimate in protection needed for your home. For instance, HZ5 is made to resist wet, frigid conditions, whereas HZ10 is build to withstand heat, humidity, and excessive sun exposure.
All in all, James Hardie has been developing its siding for over 30 years, and still pours over $20 million a year into further improving it. That serves as a testament to their commitment to quality.
If you are interested in learning more about James Hardie, take a look at our page about them, or head over here to learn more about fiber-cement and its benefits. And if you are potentially interested in having us install James Hardie into your home, call us or fill out an inquiry form. We’d love to help you!
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