HardiePlank lap siding made by James Hardie Industries Ltd. is available in four styles, including Select Cedarmill and smooth. As of 2015, HardiePlanks come in 14 color finishes and four width exposures.
Made of a proprietary fiber cement compound, HardiePlanks are non-combustible, rot resistant and impervious to termites. Five times thicker than vinyl siding, HardiePlank wood grain patterns look more authentic than vinyl siding and do not melt in fire or extreme direct sun. The product is also less expensive than wood siding and more durable against insect and weather damage. Additionally, James Hardie provides a 30-year non-prorated warranty on its fiber cement siding products.