The popularity of "Hardie" products is greatly increasing as time goes by.
Hardie Plank, also referred to as "Hardie Board", is a fibre cement siding product used on millions of North American homes in all kinds of climates. A combination of cellulose fibers and cementitious materials, Hardie Plank comes in long, horizontal strips, just like wood lap siding. Hardie Plank is partly wood, in the form of cellulose, and partly mineral. Break a piece of HardiePlank, and inside you will see a brittle core interlaced with wood fibers.
James Hardie® fibre cement siding products are designed to resist the most extreme conditions while beautifying your home. Hardie products come in a variety of styles, from horizontal siding strips to shingles. No matter which look you choose, you will no doubt be amazed at the sturdiness, longevity and ease of maintenance you will experience.
"We are exceptionally pleased with the end result of installing hardie plank on our home several years ago - very little maintenance other than a good washing every now and then, and the colour has never faded."