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What Is the Best Siding for Dayton’s Harsh Weather?

Let’s face it: Dayton’s weather can be brutal at times. Summer’s high humidity (increased risk of fires) and winter’s freezing temperatures, along with snow and ice, can all take a toll on your siding.

There’s no need for concern about the weather when your home is covered in James Hardie siding. Its impact resistance, durability, and resilience stand up easily against harsh weather conditions.

Let’s look at why so many Dayton homeowners turn to James Hardie when they’re ready to replace their home siding.

Siding You Can Trust—Regardless of the Weather!

When high winds or torrential rain make their way to the Dayton area, your biggest investment must be well covered and protected. While vinyl siding initially offers a low price point, it withers under the harsh weather. It’s known to warp and dent, leaving your home looking lackluster (and making it vulnerable to costly moisture penetration).

Wood siding may look warm and inviting, but it is known to eventually rot due to water intrusion. If left unattended, moisture penetration will create more significant problems that require even more expense (when you get around to repairing the initial problem).  

The beauty of James Hardie fiber cement siding is that it stands up to the weather elements—including the harsh ones. Made of cement, sand, and cellulose, fiber cement siding is known for its durability and resilience. James Hardie is the top brand of fiber cement on the market, making homeowners confident in choosing it. Here’s why:

Why Is Hardie Siding So Reliable?

The James Hardie company had you in mind when they designed their unique HardieZone® System. They engineered their durable siding to stand up to the extreme weather in your region specifically. That means the siding made for your Dayton home is engineered differently than the siding made for homes in Dallas. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach that other manufacturers take, Hardie goes the extra mile and builds with your climate in mind.

Dayton homeowners enjoy James Hardie’s HZ5® siding built to withstand snow, ice, and cold winters (typical in the Ohio area). Strong moisture resistance and resilient paint adhesion keep this siding from peeling, fading, or warping under pressure. During torrential rains, its drip edge keeps water away from the siding to protect your home and put you at ease.

Moisture Takes Its Toll on Wood Siding

While homeowners with wood siding are repainting or refinishing their exterior every few years to seal it up against moisture, if your dwelling is covered in James Hardie siding, you can be at the golf course or doing the things you love most (instead of home maintenance!).

Weather Causes Most Siding Materials to Need a Lot of Maintenance

Low maintenance Hardie siding protects your home from harsh weather elements and requires little to no maintenance year-round. Wash it twice a year with a simple garden hose, a medium bristle nylon brush, and mild soap. And keep an eye on its caulking. If caulking deteriorates, replace it with silicone found at your local hardware store. It’s that easy!

Other Siding Materials Deteriorate, but Hardie Siding Lasts!

Moisture is tough on most siding materials. It finds its way into cracks in vinyl siding and seeps its way into unsealed wood siding, causing it to deteriorate sooner.

Engineered for your Dayton home’s climate, Hardie siding is so durable that it lasts up to 50 years with proper care. It holds its color (enter ColorPlus® technology) and can even mimic the look of genuine wood (without wood’s high maintenance!).

Harsh Sun Exposure Can Cause Most Siding Materials to Fade

Fresh paint makes most siding materials look great, but when siding fades unevenly over time due to the sun’s harsh rays, it can leave your home looking dull, lower its curb appeal and decrease your property value.

Thankfully, Hardie siding comes with a gorgeous, factory baked-on finish that holds its color despite the sun’s harsh rays. Warrantied for 15 years, ColorPlus technology keeps your home looking stunning years after your siding is installed. It’s applied evenly and cured between coats for a uniform look that delivers vibrant color for years.

Hardie Siding Provides Impact Resistance You Can Rely On

Hail damage looks awful on vinyl siding, but James Hardie siding offers impact resistance. Hailstorms don’t cause Hardie Board to crack, buckle, or dent so you can enjoy its enduring protection for decades.

James Hardie Styles and Colors

James Hardie has the look you love from contemporary vertical panels to traditional horizontal lap siding. Choose from their designer-picked, curated color combinations to get the perfect look for your Dayton home.

Hardie Comes in Multiple Styles and Colors to Match Your Taste

Whether your home is a relaxing Cape Cod, eclectic Craftsman, stately Colonial, or sleek Contemporary, James Hardie delivers stunning color and style options for you to enjoy. Get the aesthetics you crave for literally any style of home.

Want to know more about your home’s siding?

Our “Ultimate Siding Guide for Homeowners” is a great place to start.

Siding Installation You Can Rely On

Regarding the long-term endurance of your siding (despite the weather!), two elements are foundational: the right siding material and top-quality installation.

Joining the millions of homeowners who chose James Hardie siding means you’re all set when it comes to enduring siding material.

Since American Way is a James Hardie Preferred contractor, you can rest at ease knowing your siding will be installed with precision. You’ll get the high performance you deserve for decades.

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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