For the sixth straight year, James Hardie® has been named the “Greenest Siding Brand” in the annual Readers’ Choice survey by Green Builder® Media. This was the verdict of green building professionals in the residential construction industry. They’re the very experts that test products for a living and provide the credible recommendations other professionals count on.
Besting 10 other competitors for the award, here are the industry-best practices that have made James Hardie fiber cement siding and trim the greenest:
Locally Sourced Materials
All nine of James Hardie’s manufacturing facilities in America source at least 75% of the raw materials they use from nearby locales. In turn, they deliver significant support to the regional economy and mitigate the environmental impact of long-range transportation at the same time.
James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology helps reduce home air pollution. The brand’s unique manufacturing process bakes multiple coats of color on its products in a controlled environment, protecting the finish from detrimental elements. As a result, James Hardie siding eliminates the need for on-site painting that produces harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
The company’s Zero to Landfill Project is a landmark initiative to keep its waste to a minimum. It demonstrates James Hardie’s unwavering commitment to manufacturing efficiency and product sustainability, helps conserve scarce landfill space, and keeps local communities clean and healthy.
In line with this project, James Hardie plank siding is one of the longest-lasting options on the market. Protected by robust warranties, this product is engineered for our local climate, reducing your home’s maintenance and potential repair costs over the long haul.
More LEED® Points
Considering the sustainable nature of James Hardie siding and trim products, they may help you gain LEED points. Investing in them may put you a step closer to living an LEED-certified green home.
Let DryTech Roofing help you outfit your Maryland home with the suitable James Hardie siding system. Call us today at (240) 491-5600 to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation at your most convenient date and time.