Whether renovating or a new build, as the only James Hardie Elite contractor for northern Alberta, our experience, skilled craftsmen and talented designers ensure a smooth transition from old to new.
James Hardie siding products are installed in more than 8 million homes across North America. Thanks to the beauty and durability of their products, they have been able to win the trust of customers who want durable and quality products.
James Hardie invented fiber cement, and the company is still the leader in the field. Would you like to know more about the products? ABCAN Exteriors LTD. can help you!
James Hardie® fiber cement products combine beautiful design with high performance.
Time and time again, we beat our competitors on both curb appeal and durability
James Hardie has always been ahead of the siding industry curve. Technology advancements put James Hardie 5 generations ahead of generic fiber cement.
James Hardie Building Products invented fiber cement over 30 years ago.
There are many reasons to choose James Hardie siding over vinyl, the first of which is appearance. James Hardie siding is over five times thicker than vinyl, allowing for deeper grooves and a more authentic wood-grain effect. The result is more elegant than vinyl (which is plastic), particularly on a historic home.
Then comes function. Vinyl melts easily in a fire (or even from the reflection of the sun off Low-E glass windows); James Hardie products are noncombustible. Vinyl may crack and warp from the elements; James Hardie products are more durable and resist warping, sagging and melting.
James Hardie siding is not only less expensive than wood, it won’t be eaten by animals or insects. It also resists water absorption better than wood even where the manufacturer’s recommended protections are followed, helping protect against mold.
When there’s a fire, James Hardie siding is much better at withstanding damage, while wood goes up in flames.
James Hardie siding and trim products provide more protection than wood from wet and freezing conditions as well as hot, humid weather.
Wood may split, crack and deteriorate over time, while James Hardie siding resists weather damage and keeps its shape for a much longer time, which means less maintenance to worry about year after year.
James Hardie fiber cement is specifically formulated to better resist damage from the very predators—moisture, freezing temperature, humidity, pests and fire—that pose threats to wood-based products.
Oriented Strand Board (OSB), also known as wood composite or engineered wood siding, consists of wood strands bonded together under heat and pressure with a resin. When used for exterior siding, it is susceptible to rotting from water damage.
The bottom edges of OSB can expand and split over time where exposed to cyclic wet and freezing conditions.