If you want the look of wood without the maintenance and durability issues that go with it, James Hardie fiber cement is the right choice for you. James Hardie Fiber cement’s brand promise of high durability, low maintenance and beauty are factors that differentiate it from all other exterior siding products. Fiber cement is manufactured with 90% Portland cement, along with sand, cellulose fibers and proprietary additives which allow it to stand up to elements.
With the proprietary additives, the product is engineered specifically to handle our harsh Midwestern climate variables such as big temperature variation from day to day, ice, hail, snow, wind, rain, and sun. The product will also remain dimensionally stable once installed correctly on the wall meaning it will not expand or contract once up on the wall. Best of all, it will not rot and does not require frequent re-painting!