Remodel Green Inc.


2900 Southwest 6th StreetLincolnNE 68522, USA
  1. Local materials and resources
  2. Operating 10 manufacturing facilities enables you to support the regional economy and reduce the environmental impacts resulting from transportation of materials.
  3. Sustainability
  4. "I've used James Hardie siding for years and have been delighted with the results. It's sustainable and the only product I will consider substituting for wood."
  5. Sarah Susanka, FAIA
  6. Durability
  7. "HardieBacker™ cement board is our choice for wet area walls and floors. Its moisture resistance and Moldblock™ technology ensure durability and a commitment to quality we can trust."
  8. Sebastian Lombardo, Lombardo Homes
  9. Natural raw materials (wood pulp, cement, sand and water)
  10. "Green products shouldn't be made from endangered materials. One of the reasons James Hardie products are 'green' is because they incorporate natural ingredients that are low in toxicity. And, they last longer than other products."
  11. Peter Pfeiffer, FAIA, designer of the first Zero-Energy Home
  12. Better building envelope
  13. "Where cladding systems such as fiber-cement siding shine is that they allow air circulation and don't inhibit drainage. That's very different from a stucco assembly or a brick veneer."
  14. Joseph Lstiburek, BASC, M.ENG., PH.D, P.ENG
  15. Specified on LEED® certified buildings
  16. The Robert Redford Building for the Natural Resources Defense Council, ranked among the highest LEED® rated buildings in America.
  17. Designed by Moule and Polyzoides Architects and Urbanists
  18. Low maintenance
  19. "I've been using Hardie siding in the Texas heat for over 10 years. The homes I built then still look brand new today."
  20. Jim Sargent, GMB, CGB, CAPS

When you consider key attributes, it becomes clear that James Hardie fiber cement siding outperforms the alternatives.

  • Non-Combustible
  • 50-Year Warranty
  • Rot Resistant
  • Impervious to Termites
  • Non-Toxic to Inhabitants
  • Resistant to Warping and Shrinkage
  • Will Not Melt With Exposure to Heat Source
  • Highly Durable and Resistant to Minor Impact
  • Resistant to Wind, Rain, Hail, Snow and Sun
  • Real Woodgrain Look and Feel
  • Easily Painted
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Qualified Post-Purchase Consumer Satisfaction
  • Fire Prevention FAQ
  • FAQ Technical Documents Trade Shows Fire Prevention Hurricane Resistance
  • Green & Sustainable
  • Enabling green/sustainable projects across the nation.

Read answers to frequently asked questions.

Are your products 1-hour fire-rated?
While JamesHardie® products will not ignite when exposed to direct flame or contribute fuel to a fire, heat will transfer through them. Because of this, the product itself is not 1-hour fire rated. However, they do qualify for use in certain 1-hour fire rated Warnock Hersey and UL assemblies. Think of JH products as a pan used for cooking. The pan can be directly exposed to a stove's flame and not burn, yet the food in the pan will cook in time. Having an interior wallboard that resists burning for 1-hour buys time for the homeowner and fire professionals.

What constitutes a 1-hour fire-rated assembly?
The period of time a fire resistant building element like JamesHardie® Siding along with other components of the assembly maintains the ability to confine a fire, continues to perform a given structural function, or both, as determined by ASTM E 119 tests.

Are James Hardie products a masonry product?
The Uniform Building Code defines masonry as a form of construction composed of stone, brick, concrete, gypsum, tile, glass block or other materials laid up unit by unit and set in mortar. Although James Hardie products are installed with nails, like most masonry materials, they are primarily cement with performance characteristics similar to brick, stucco and stone. These characteristics include fire, moisture and insect resistance. Many cities include fiber-cement in their masonry definitions for these very reasons.

What is fire resistance?
The property of a wall assembly used in conjunction with JamesHardie® Fiber Cement that prevents or retards the passage of excessive heat, hot gases or flames under conditions of use.

Can James Hardie products be used around a masonry fireplace?
Yes, HardieBacker 1/4" Cement Board is deemed noncombustible when tested to ASTM E 136 and can be used in conjunction with other noncombustible materials around a fireplace. This does not mean that clearances to combustible building materials can be reduced by using HardieBacker 1/4". Clearances to combustible building materials shall be obeyed even if they are protected by noncombustible materials, please refer to your local building and fire code for specific combustible clearance details around masonry fireplaces.

Can you substitute JH products for gypsum to achieve a 1-hour rating?
Because heat will transfer through JH products, they cannot be substituted for Type X, fire-rated gypsum.

Can I receive a discount on home insurance for using JH products?
Because JH products are non-combustible, many insurance companies offer a discount. We recommend sharing the information on this page with your insurance company if they are not familiar with fiber-cement siding's fire-resistance.

James Hardie® products are rare in that they combine beauty and durability and also are considered "Green and Sustainable" by industry professionals.
There are a number of quality building products in the marketplace to choose from, but only James Hardie delivers the level of durability and peace-of-mind you can trust. James Hardie® exterior and interior products combine sustainability and beauty, and offer unmatched durability.

The James Hardie® Gallery of Homes
Looking for design inspiration? Trying to choose the siding colors that complement your home’s style and best represent your individual taste?

Visit the James Hardie® Gallery of Homes and view actual homes from around the country that were built with James Hardie® siding products with ColorPlus® technology.