James Hardie Siding products are the recognized leader in the industry. The quality of the fiber cement products (which can look like wood panels) include the benefits of being very attractive, fire and pest resistant, durable for many years, and eco-friendly. James Hardie adheres to strict manufacturing standards and uses environment-friendly components in its products. It obtains natural, raw materials that are not harmful to the environment. It recycles water up to four times during the manufacturing process and tries to obtain materials locally whenever possible to reduce its carbon footprint.