James Hardie Building Products Inc. and Hover, a technology company that transforms smartphone photos and blueprint designs of any property into a digital 3D model, have joined forces to make Hover Design Studio available on James Hardie’s website.

James Hardie said the home design mobile app transforms the home improvement journey by “empowering homeowners to effortlessly design their exterior re-side project” and communicate their vision to a trade professional.

“Choosing the right style and color has always been one of the most difficult steps in the exterior home improvement process,” said Sean Gadd, president of James Hardie in North America. “We know that homeowners who have been given the opportunity to visualize designs on their home’s actual exterior are better positioned to move forward with this purchase when they speak to a contractor.”

The launch of Hover Design Studio on James Hardie’s website complements the trade pro version of the application, Hover Design Pro, which saves construction professionals time and money by providing complete measurements, collaborative design tools and detailed material takeoffs.

“At Hover, our mission is to make the homeowner journey easy, transparent and fun,” said A.J. Altman, founder and CEO of Hover. “We are dedicated to crafting a product that ensures all home improvement decisions are made with confidence.

“We’re excited to work with James Hardie, an iconic brand in home improvement, to further that commitment with a quick and simple experience and, ultimately, help bring homeowners’ design visions to life,” Altman added.

For more information, visit JamesHardie.com.