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Fortified Roofing and Siding of Columbia, MO provides James Hardie ARTISAN® Collection that captures the beauty of wood siding while promising lower maintenance.

The ARTISAN® Collection, new to the James Hardie lineup
Fortified Roofing and Siding gives you the best product on the market to protect your most expensive asset – your home. We want you to have durable yet beautiful siding. That’s why we are excited to offer the James Hardie ARTISAN® Collection. The ARTISAN® Collection, new to the James Hardie lineup, is a lifetime siding option that will withstand Mother Nature. James Hardie is the only siding manufacturer that pairs variety with durability. Create your dream home getting the look you want.

It is time-tested and protects more than 5.5 million homes in America. James Hardie uses the highest quality materials and propriety additives to enhance the strength and moisture protection of the siding. It’s durable and long-lasting with an average return on investment 25 percent higher than adding a bathroom.


A premium siding that combines elegant aesthetics with the unrivaled durability of James Hardie® siding

For the homeowner who desires a premium siding product that combines elegant aesthetics with unrivaled durability. – Fortified uses the ARTISAN® Collection. The ARTISAN® Collection captures the beauty of wood siding while promising lower maintenance. The distinctively thick boards offer the authentic look of cedar that can be difficult to replicate. With the ARTISAN® Collection, you can finally get that cedar look without all the issue that comes with wood. This high-performance fiber cement is specially formulated to match luxurious looks with a more leisurely lifestyle.


The ARTISAN® Collection by James Hardie benefits from the innovative ColorPlus Technology. A creative process designed for making each board have color consistency in a wide range of colors. Multiple coats of color are baked onto the siding which creates a vibrant and consistent finish for years of lasting character, adhesion and fade resistance. The ARTISAN® Collection with ColorPlus Technology provide you years of lasting beauty and peace of mind with a 15-year finish warranty.

ColorPlus® Technology finishes for the Artisan lap siding makes the first and lasting impression; a resounding “wow.” Create attractive color combinations with 24 different options. Achieve your style by selecting from deep hues, earth tones and stylish shades of gray.

ARTISAN® Collection Siding Options

The ARTISAN® Collection delivers unlimited design possibilities with the uncompromising performance you’ve come to expect from James Hardie® fiber cement products.

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Thick, fiber cement lap siding elevates the aesthetic of traditional wood siding with lower maintenance.

The James Hardie Difference

James Hardie invented fiber cement, so they know how to set the industry standard for exceptional siding. With their new line, the ARTISAN® Collection, they give homeowners unlimited design possibilities with the uncompromising performance you’ve come to expect from James Hardie® fiber cement products. They designed their products with the ultimate amenity – low maintenance. Below you can see the what makes the Hardie difference:


Harsh weather, temperature fluctuation, water, time, fire and pests— all cause your siding to have problems. But not with James Hardie siding, it is engineered to stand up beautifully, whatever the elements.


Unwanted critters and termites can destroy your siding. James Hardie, fiber cement siding, is tougher than animals so it won’t be eaten by critters or insects.


Water can damage quick lead to substantial and expensive problems like; mold, swelling, cracking, and color separation. James Hardie products are made with unique formulations to resist the effects of humidity and moisture. Their proprietary additives prevent damage from mold and resist shrinking, swelling and cracking. The ARTISAN® Collection will withstand rain, sleet, or snow; looking beautiful for years to come.


James Hardie Siding does not deteriorate, unlike any other siding.It resists aging unlike others in the industry. The ARTISAN® Collection is designed to withstand years of blistering sun, ice storms, cold and wet conditions, hail, high winds and more. Hardie siding is a lasting option that is engineered for specific climates like Missouri, which will save you time and money.


Fire can destroy a home and family in a matter of minutes; it is one of the most unpredictable and terrifies disasters for a home. James Hardie product can ease that concern, Hardie siding does not contribute to fire or ignite when exposed to a direct flame. So if a fire does emerge your siding walls will protect you giving your family time to seek safety. Other siding products add fuel to the fire. When exposed to a fire, vinyl will melt almost instantly, and wood is a direct fuel. But

Because James Hardie products are non-combustible, many insurance companies offer a discount. We recommend sharing your plan to purchase Hardie siding with your insurance carrier, to see if any discounts could apply to your homeowner’s policy.

Siding Made for Missouri

Missouri weather will test the strength of your home, but with James Hardie fiber cement siding, you will pass with flying colors. Only James Hardie, fiber cement products, are Engineered for Climate®. In Missouri, we use the HardieZone 5 products; meaning this siding is designed to withstand all of Missouri’s harsh weather, from hail and wind to blizzards.The James Hardie HZ5 products use proprietary additives, and an innovative manufacturing process to create a siding specially engineered to reduce water absorption and resist damage from wet or freezing conditions. With Hardie HZ5 siding, your home can endure the impact of hail and windblown debris along with the fluctuating temperatures.

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