James Hardie® Building Products Announces New Installation Requirements for Multifamily and Commercial Applications

James Hardie® Building Products, world leader in fiber cement technology, announces changes to HardiePanel® Vertical Siding installation requirements to improve moisture management performance. Effective September 1, 2013, these updates help ensure that both superior performance and expected aesthetic quality are maintained.

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At James Hardie, we believe in providing the best specifications and up-to-date industry practices to enable architects and general contractors to provide the best solutions to their clients,” says Dale Knox, James Hardie Product Manager.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 25, 2013

James Hardie® Building Products announces [new installation requirements for multifamily and commercial applications of HardiePanel® Vertical Siding, which will go into effect September 1, 2013.

As part of these changes, a rainscreen application will now be required with HardiePanel installation, which conforms to industry best practices and results in improved moisture management performance.

"As a major provider of exterior siding for multifamily construction, we are seeing a growing use of panels. We work with building science consultants and continually seek market feedback from a wide range of customers. In doing so, we found that the industry, in many cases, is waiting for codes to require rainscreen design and improved practices for moisture management -- many architects know that utilizing a gap behind panels results in better building envelope. At James Hardie, we believe in providing the best specifications and up-to-date industry practices to enable architects and general contractors to provide the best solutions to their clients,” says Dale Knox, James Hardie Product Manager for commercial and multifamily products.

As an industry leader, James Hardie seeks to deliver customer value through its products and services.  Keeping up with best practices for use of James Hardie products helps ensure that both superior performance and aesthetic quality are maintained.

To support these changes in the design and installation process, James Hardie has a new Technical Guide and Installation Instructions, which can be found at [ James Hardie's commercial website.  

For additional details or questions, visit http://www.JamesHardieCommercial.com or contact 1-800-426-4051.

About James Hardie:
James Hardie is the global leader in fiber cement technology, providing siding, trim and accessory product solutions to architects, builders and property owners for over 30 years in the United States. It was the first to introduce fiber cement products to the U.S. in the 1980's as a durable, lower-maintenance alternative to wood and vinyl. James Hardie products combine innovation, versatility and safety by offering a variety of design possibilities from traditional to modern, matched with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. Installed on millions of buildings in single family, multifamily and commercial construction, James Hardie products have earned a favorable reputation within the industry and have been specified in some of the country's most prestigious projects.


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