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Protect Your Home from Winter Weather with New Siding

Dayton winters may be beautiful, but they’re harsh on home exteriors that aren’t fortified with durable siding material. It’s important to anticipate the freezing temperatures, snowstorms, and ice we experience in the Ohio valley, and bolster your home’s resilience with robust siding.

When arctic weather hits the Midwest, you can rest at ease if your home is covered in fiber cement siding. Its makeup safeguards your home from wet, freezing conditions. James Hardie, America’s favorite brand of fiber cement, protects your most significant investment even during frigid winters. Here’s how:

Shield Your Home from Harsh, Snowy Winters

Get siding with extreme durability in spite of cruel winter winds.

Winter storms often come with high winds that can impact siding in the bitter cold. Vinyl becomes more brittle when temperatures plummet, making it more susceptible to impact. Temperature changes alone can cause vinyl to crack.

Reliable solution: James Hardie fiber cement siding delivers extreme durability and won’t crack or become brittle when extreme temperatures arrive.

Fortify your home with siding that resists moisture penetration from snow, ice, and freezing rain.

Moisture often penetrates wood siding if homeowners don’t keep up with wood’s tedious maintenance. Once water invades wood siding—rot, mold, mildew, and damage follow.

Reliable solution: Hardie siding resists moisture penetration due to its durable makeup of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers.

James Hardie—the Unfailing Siding Solution for Dayton Homeowners

What is the Hardie Zone System?

The Hardie company researched how weather impacts siding over time and engineered siding for the specific climate you live in. Their findings spawned the Hardie Zone system, ensuring you get the perfect siding for your Dayton, Ohio home. Hardie’s HZ5 product safeguards your house from the impact of years of wet and freezing conditions. This siding is engineered to resist shrinking, swelling, and cracking in spite of Dayton’s winter weather. The year-round precipitation we experience is no match for Hardie’s siding, ensuring your home stays warm and cozy each winter, utility bills don’t skyrocket, and your siding remains in great shape.

Does Hardie siding need a lot of maintenance after harsh winters?

James Hardie siding stands up to moisture, so the freeze-thaw cycle won’t damage it like it damages wood. When wood is left without a strong finish, it creates repair needs for your exterior each spring. When you choose Hardie, you enjoy low maintenance siding even after severe winter weather.

How Winter Impacts Siding Materials

Wood siding

Wood insulates well, keeping homes warm and toasty each winter. But wood is porous, and moisture tends to seep into it. When water freezes and expands during the winter after infiltrating the wood, it causes siding damage like rot, mold, and mildew. This opens the door to pest infestation in the spring, creating a sequence of expensive problems that will only grow worse if left unaddressed. The good news is that you can avoid all this hassle by simply choosing a siding material that stands up to moisture infiltration: fiber cement.

Vinyl siding

Vinyl is made of plastic and doesn’t stand up to the bitter cold. A stray rock accidentally thrown from your snow blower could puncture vinyl siding, making it vulnerable to damage and compromising your home’s protective layer.

Aluminum siding

Winter storms can cause tree limbs to break, and if they fall onto your aluminum siding, it will dent easily, diminishing your home’s curb appeal. In contrast, fiber cement siding resists the effects of high winds, keeping your home looking fabulous.

Fiber cement siding

Winter is no match for durable fiber cement siding. Its strong makeup delivers reliable protection for your home throughout the year. The James Hardie company has a track record of success, covering over 8 million homes throughout America, and keeping homeowners warm each winter. Hardie siding is placed over HardieWrap—a protective layer under your siding that shields your house from moisture penetration.

Is James Hardie Siding right for your home?

Our “Complete Hardie Siding Guide” can help you decide.

Safeguard Your Home This Winter with Premium Siding Installation

Protecting your house from winter weather is vital, and premium fiber cement siding delivers. Your interior will stay warm, and your exterior will remain intact even after the most severe winter storms.

At American Way Exteriors, we specialize in James Hardie siding, the strongest siding available. It stands up against Ohio’s harshest elements, and comes with an outstanding 30-year warranty. Take a moment to learn more about how our siding services can safeguard your home from winter storms.

Read Our Rave Reviews

American Way Exteriors has earned numerous positive reviews for our outstanding service. Read about our customers’ pleasant experiences working with us, then contact us today to learn how we can improve your home with new siding and roofing.

"Jake Preston is amazing! We had wind damage to our roof. Jake assisted us through every step. Making sure we had no unanswered questions. His professionalism and kindness is unmatched. The crew was respectful and detailed oriented. Thank you Jake and American Way!"

Michelle G.

"Replaced the existing siding on my home. Contact and price were discussed thoroughly during the initial discussions. Workers arrived at the scheduled time and were professional in the removal, new installation, cleanup, and onsite conduct. Communication between supervisors, installers and myself was on a daily basis and any issues were addressed immediately. Would not hesitate to use this company again or recommend them."

Beecher R.

"We chose American Way Exteriors to replace our old vinyl siding with Hardie board siding and trim. Throughout the entire process we found the team to be very professional and receptive to our questions about the project. They were constantly in touch with us about when work would start, what to expect each day of the project, and followed up to see if we had concerns. As the project began it was very apparent our house had suffered from poor installation by the builder years ago. The American Way team worked to fix the problems, keeping us well informed along the way. We could not be happier with the finished project both cosmetically and structurally. This is definitely a company we highly recommend exterior projects!"

Kathy G.

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