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James Hardie Trim vs Wood Trim

James Hardie Trim VS Wood Trim

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James Hardie Trim VS Wood Trim –

Fiber Cement (James Hardie Trim) 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….


  • Resistant to rot, warping, cracking, and insect infestation: Unlike traditional wood trim, James Hardie Trim is crafted from fiber cement, making it highly resistant to these common problems that can lead to costly repairs and replacements.
  • Fire resistance: James Hardie Trim offers superior fire resistance compared to wood trim, providing an extra layer of protection for your home.
  • Wind resistance: It can withstand strong winds, making it suitable for various weather conditions.

Low Maintenance:

  • Requires minimal maintenance: Unlike wood trim, which needs regular scraping, painting, and re-caulking, James Hardie Trim requires minimal maintenance. If pre-finished with ColorPlus® Technology, it won’t require painting and only occasional cleaning.
  • Long-lasting color: ColorPlus® Technology offers a durable, baked-on finish that resists fading and chalking for extended periods, minimizing the need for repainting.


  • Variety of styles and textures: James Hardie Trim comes in various styles and textures, allowing you to create a unique and customized look for your home’s exterior. You can choose from smooth, beaded soffit, and lap textures to complement your siding and architectural style.
  • Wide range of colors: Available pre-finished with ColorPlus® Technology in various colors or primed for field painting, James Hardie Trim allows you to achieve the perfect color scheme for your home.

Additional benefits:

  • Easy to install: James Hardie Trim is lightweight and easy to work with, making it a good choice for both professional contractors and DIY enthusiasts.
  • Environmentally friendly: James Hardie is committed to sustainable practices and uses recycled content in their products.

Overall, James Hardie Trim offers a combination of durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal, making it a valuable investment for homeowners looking to enhance their home’s exterior.

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


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James Hardie Trim VS Wood Trim

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