Fiber Cement Trim/Siding: Eco-Friendly & Low Maintenance
James Hardie cement fiber products are quickly gaining popularity because they offer the look of traditional wood, but are far more durable. Their durability combined with Hardie’s environmentally friendly manufacturing techniques make them a great choice for exterior finishes.
A product that lasts longer won’t need to be replaced, meaning less waste and expense from renovations. James Hardie’s cement fiber material achieves its durability without soaking in toxic preservatives, since the boards and trim pieces are naturally resistant to moisture, insect damage, and combustion. The material is so durable, in fact that it carries a 30-year warranty.
James Hardie utilizes 10 manufacturing plants around the United States, dramatically reducing transportation requirements for source materials and finished products. The primary materials used are recycled and recycleable, as well as non-toxic: wood pulp, cement, sand, and water.
James Hardie trim and siding can contribute toward a project’s LEED certification in the categories of Regional Materials, Durability and Planning Credit, 3rd Party Durability Inspection, and Pest Control Alternatives. As evidence of its green “street cred”, the fiber cement material was even used in construction of the NRDC’s Robert Redford Building, one of the highest LEED rated buildings ever.
Learn more or find a distributor at the James Hardie website.