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James Hardie

Your neighbors are choosing James Hardie. Here’s why.

In the face of widespread stucco failure, homeowners around Philadelphia are protecting their homes with the original fiber cement siding. If your builder is offering compensation, you don't have to settle for a generic alternative – ask for the original, James Hardie.

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Total Coverage: 30-Year non-prorated siding substrate warranty, 10-Year labor + materials service pledge

Exclusively for Philly — if anything goes wrong with your siding or trim within a decade, we'll fix it at no cost to you.* Plus, it's backed by our standard 30-year, non-prorated, limited substrate warranty.

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James Hardie invented fiber cement siding and is committed to continuously raising the bar with over $20M invested annually in research and development. Experience the confidence that comes with siding chosen to protect more homes than any other brand of siding.

Specially engineered for Northeast weather

Philadelphia experiences extreme seasonal temperatures and year-round precipitation. That's why James Hardie is Engineered for Climate®, for siding that can stand up to the mix of sun, moisture and fluctuating temperatures in Philadelphia.

*Coverage is for siding and trim issues related to cladding installation or manufacturing defects. All other terms, conditions and exclusions of James Hardie standard product warranties apply. James Hardie assumes no responsibility for any non-cladding related issues or damage resulting from pre-existing conditions, including mold or moisture intrusion. Counties Offering 10-Year Service Pledge: Pennsylvania: Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks Counties; Delaware: New Castle County.

Homeowners receiving stucco compensation have a choice.

If you're receiving a compensation check, you don't have to settle for generic fiber cement siding. See how James Hardie, the inventor of fiber cement siding, stacks up against it – and all the other alternatives.

James Hardie® Siding

Designed to resist warping and shrinking, even after years of Philadelphia’s weather.


James Hardie® Siding

Up to 50% tougher and up to two times more stable than generic fiber cement for better resistance to cracking and less movement on the wall.

Generic Fiber Cement

Materials can be more brittle and less stable, with higher risk of cracking and unsightly joints over time.

James Hardie® Siding

Overlapping plank design helps shed water; durable formulation is tougher than stucco and more resistant to cracking.


More prone to cracking as a result of improper installation or as the building naturally settles.

James Hardie® Siding

Five times thicker than vinyl for increased durability that resists damage from wind, rain, freezing temperatures and hail.


More susceptible to damage from hail and may crack, buckle or sag as a result of extreme temperature changes.

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the path to a proven solution

Whether you're trying to find a siding solution you can trust or learn whether your home is affected, James Hardie can help.

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the home you deserve.

Keep learning how James Hardie siding can help protect your home and keep it looking beautiful. Getting additional information and/or expert consultation is quick, easy and free.

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Read how the performance and beauty of James Hardie gives homeowners the confidence and curb appeal they deserve.

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