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James Hardie Trim VS Wood Trim

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James Hardie Trim Boards

James Hardie Trim VS Wood Trim –

Fiber Cement vs Wood siding is a common question here in the Northwest if you are looking for an exterior investment. Some contractors will use wood corners and window trim because it’s a little cheaper than James Hardie Trim. Bad idea! Here is why….

James Hardie Trim –

  • Will not rot
  • Low Maintenance
  • Comes pre-primed or pre-painted for better protection
  • Hold paint very well
  • Stronger on the caulking seams
  • Repels Water/Moisture
  • No wood knots
  • James Hardie Warranty

Wood Trim –

  • Rots!
  • High Maintenance
  • Attracts wood eating insects
  • Have to paint often
  • Different grades of wood
  • Will need to be replaced eventually
  • Must be primed before painted
  • Soft and easily damaged
  • Soaks in Water/Moisture
  • No Warranty

Wood Window Trim Dry Rot


James Hardie Trim is the clear winner when it comes to durability! Elite Home Exteriors NW uses James Hardie Trim board for all corners, window trim, door trim and bellybands.






Contact us today for a FREE estimate on new siding or siding repair!


WA 360-605-9030

OR 971-978-8775


Warranty – Elite Home Exteriors NW also includes a LIFETIME Labor warranty to any Full Home or Full wall reside because we install all products to Manufacturer Guidelines and state building code. Committed to Quality Rain or Shine!



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