Hardie Board siding is a extremely durable product made of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. Hardie is built to withstand all elements such as rain, snow, ice, humidity, wind, and hail. It holds great curb appeal while out performing most all competitors in the longevity and durability categories. If you reside in a heavily wooded area hardi is known to resist pest such as carpenter ants and termites given it is a cement based product. Hardie gives their customers a non-prorated 30 year warranty that is transferrable. This non combustible material will not contribute to a fire as it’s non combustible. The installation process takes a lot longer for Hardie than that of vinyl siding. At the bottom of this page is a list of what to expect on the day of installation. The overall steps and concepts are relatively the same with exception to Hardie having additional flashing points at all joints. Hardie also comes in a multitude of profiles and styles in which it can be installed. Please visit the James Hardie site to view all options.