Bad weather can strike at any time so we test our products to better withstand worst-case scenarios: hurricanes, UV rays, snowstorms, and more. But it’s not only extremes that break down cladding – the change of seasons can have a strong impact on materials such as vinyl (which may crack in the cold) and wood products (which expand and contract with changes in moisture and humidity).
Only James Hardie cladding products are engineered for climate.
After studying the long-term effects of different climates on cladding, we created the HardieZone™ system, to ensure our customers get the right product for their geography.
The HardieZone system for Europe ensures our cladding products are specifically made to better resist wet, freezing conditions.