Protect Your Home with James Hardie Fire-Resistant Siding

30 January 2018
30 January 2018, Comments: 0

James Hardie Fire-Resistant Siding

In the United States, every 86 seconds a house fire is reported to fire department, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

When you clad your home in James Hardie® siding and trim, you can feel secure knowing it’s made of material that will not ignite when exposed to direct flame or contribute fuel to a fire. James Hardie Fire-Resistant siding can protect your home year round.

To hear firsthand about one couple’s experience, check out this real-life story. The homeowners credit HardiePlank® lap siding for reducing damage from a fire that could have easily destroyed their home. In fact, they say they’ll never use any other siding.

With a Class A fire/flame spread rating, James Hardie’s fiber cement siding has the highest classification available. Because James Hardie siding and trim are made of fiber cement, they resists combustion, flame spread and smoke significantly more than their wood, wood-based and vinyl counterparts.

All James Hardie siding and trim materials—from HardiePlank® lap siding to HardiePanel® vertical siding to straight and staggered-edge HardieShingle® siding—are rated as non-combustible based on ASTM fire resistance tests.

James Hardie siding products will not combust or spread flame and can be installed as part of a 1-hour fire-resistance rated wall assembly, which can help buy critical time for the homeowners to evacuate and fire professionals to extinguish flames—a main reason it’s endorsed by fire departments across the U.S. including Marietta, GA, Flagstaff, AZ firefighters.

For an added perk, homeowners who have James Hardie siding and trim products may receive a home insurance discount since the siding is rated as non-combustible, also, depending on your location, non-combustible siding may be required by state or local building codes.

If a house fire strikes every two minutes, every second counts, and with James Hardie fire-resistant siding, the difference could mean whether or not your house is still your home.

For more information on getting a free in-home estimate, please call (847) 827-1605. Also feel free to read our reviews online.