Engineered Wood vs James Hardie® siding

No Wood Is Good

Engineered wood siding won't protect your home's exterior like James Hardie® fiber cement siding


THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT ENGINEERED WOOD SIDING


No matter how it is treated or processed, it still acts a lot 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.
 

PROTECT YOUR HOME WITH THE STRENGTH OF JAMES HARDIE® FIBER CEMENT SIDING


James Hardie siding is made with the purest, highest quality ingredients to help 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.

ENGINEERED WOOD SIDING

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JAMES HARDIE SIDING

ENGINEERED WOOD SIDING

PESTS LOVE IT

Subject to damage caused by woodpeckers, termites and other pests, which can lead to costly repairs.

JAMES HARDIE SIDING

WAY TOO TOUGH

Our fiber cement holds no appeal for woodpeckers, termites and other pests that damage wood siding.

ENGINEERED WOOD SIDING

NATURAL FUEL FOR FIRE

Can burn, putting your home 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.

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.

ENJOY THE LOOK YOU LOVE, NOW AND FOR YEARS TO COME

The failures of engineered wood siding can translate into costly repairs and maintenance before our siding shows signs of aging. So, protect your home with North America’s #1 brand of siding and you can spend more time enjoying it and less time maintaining it.






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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.