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James Hardie Siding vs Wood Based Siding

Compare James Hardie® Siding against Wood Based Siding

Choosing house siding from James Hardie® makes sense. It provides low maintenance, while resisting shrinking and swelling, so it holds paint much longer than wood composite siding or engineered wood. No wonder it’s protecting over 5.5 million homes in North America alone.


James Hardie®

Wood Based Siding

Weather Resistance

Resists rotting, warping, cracking, hail, and high winds up to 150 mph
James Hardie siding
wood based siding
Rot caused by severe moisture exposure is a common problem in composite siding.

Paint Durability

Resists shrinking and swelling so it holds paint longer than wood.
James Hardie siding
wood based siding
Shrinks and swells when exposed to moisture which causes paint to crack and flake.

Pest Resistance

Resistant to termites and other pests known to cause damage.
James Hardie siding
wood based siding
Wood Siding is subject to decay and pests.

Blue Ridge Exteriors provides services in the following areas: Richmond, Central Virginia, Bon Air, Chesterfield, Midlothian, Glen Allen, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, and Charlottesville.

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