James Hardie Siding – Product Performance
Product Comparisons: James Hardie vs. Vinyl Siding
Choosing house siding from James Hardie makes sense: it provides low maintenance, but unlike vinyl siding, doesn’t sacrifice the beauty of wood. No wonder it’s protecting over 5.5 million homes in North America alone.
|James Hardie||Vinyl Siding|
|Non-combustible. Approved for fire-rated construction.||Vinyl siding will melt or burn when exposed to a significant source of heat or flame.|
|Can be painted any color you can imagine and lasts longer than with wood.||Color can’t be changed and is susceptible to fading. And it’s difficult to get a perfect match when repairs are necessary.|
|So durable it’s guaranteed for up to 50 years, Resists rotting, warping, cracking, climateshail, and high winds up to 150 mph.||Becomes brittle in cold weather.|
Can be damaged by hail, limbs, and other flying debris.
|James Hardie siding’s strength|
and thickness provide impact
resistance caused by hail or wind.
|Premium vinyl siding is only 5/100″ thick.|