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Why James Hardie Siding Is the Best Low-Maintenance Siding Option

Ohio homes need reliable siding to withstand the elements 24/7. James Hardie siding offers not only durability but also low maintenance so you can spend more time doing the things you love most.

You’re Going to Love This Low Maintenance Siding

The type of siding material you choose has a direct impact on how much maintenance it will need throughout its lifetime. Wood siding requires high maintenance, and often needs repairs. It can tend to absorb moisture and require repairs if it’s not maintained properly. It will cost you time and money to keep wood siding in good condition.

Ohio home exteriors need to stand up to harsh weather and still perform well, protecting your home and family. James Hardie siding offers Ohio homeowners low maintenance you’re going to love. Its sturdy makeup consists of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers, and it’s built to last.

Low maintenance siding gives you more time to enjoy life, and James Hardie is low maintenance. It only requires:

  • Cleaning—Twice a year, wash your James Hardie siding with a garden hose and medium bristle nylon brush. Simply remove all dirt and grime, and your siding will look fabulous for years to come.
  • Caulking—Check the seams in your James Hardie siding to verify your caulking is in good condition throughout your siding’s lifetime. Pay specific attention to the area around your windows and doors. If caulking looks faulty, simply replace it and your home will stay well sealed from the elements.
  • Visual Inspection—Twice a year, and after severe storms, take a look at your home siding to see if there are any areas of it that need attention or repair. Prompt attention to any damage from storms will ensure your home stays well protected.

The Durability and Longevity of James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

You can count on fiber cement siding to protect your home for years to come. It can last up to 50 years as long as it was installed properly and maintained well.

Hardie siding is engineered for specific climates. The HardieZone® System combats the unique weather in your region of the country. HZ10 products protect homes from heat, humidity, blistering sun, and more. HZ5 products resist wet, freezing conditions. The HZ5 products are recommended for the Ohio area, and give you ideal protection for the Ohio weather. You simply can’t beat the performance and durability of this outstanding siding product.

James Hardie siding stands up against weather with ease. It looks fabulous and shields your home in spite of your home exterior’s direct contact with the elements 24/7. Hardie siding withstands rain, hail, high winds, storms, snow, ice, harsh humidity, and abrupt changes in temperature. Avoid the hassles involved in rotting, swelling, or warping by choosing durable Hardie siding.

The Pest Resistance of James Hardie Siding

Pests can cause expensive damage to your home siding. When insects infiltrate your siding, your home’s protection is compromised and moisture can penetrate your home as a result. When moisture intrusion occurs (primarily with wood siding), mold, mildew, and wood rot can result, creating the need for high maintenance and repairs.

Hardie siding resists pests including termites, stink bugs, and carpenter ants. Avoid the hassles of pest infestation and moisture damage by investing in the durable performance of Hardie Board siding.

The Woodpecker Resistance of James Hardie Siding

Wood siding attracts woodpeckers, and they can wreak havoc on your home siding. Woodpeckers are constantly looking for shelter, and wood siding creates the perfect place for breeding. Woodpeckers feast on insects and may even damage siding just to get to insects for food. One of the worst things about woodpeckers is that they return year after year. The only way to keep them off your home siding is to install siding that doesn’t attract them.

James Hardie fiber cement siding is so durable and impenetrable that woodpeckers aren’t attracted to it. Your home is well protected with the woodpecker resistance of Hardie siding.

The Color Retention of James Hardie ColorPlus Technology

Whether your Ohio home is a Cape Cod, Craftsman, Colonial, or Contemporary style, James Hardie siding will look fabulous on it. The beauty of this outstanding product is unmatched. James Hardie’s ColorPlus technology ensures your siding will keep looking fabulous long after it’s installed. It won’t have to be repainted as often as other siding materials, giving you a low-maintenance benefit you’re sure to love.

This factory baked-on color is stronger and more durable than color that’s simply painted on after siding is installed. It resists the harmful UV rays of the sun, and resists fading. Its 15-year warranty gives homeowners confidence in their new siding’s ability to resist cracking, chipping or peeling.

Environmentally Friendly Hardie Siding

James Hardie siding is sustainable, making it an eco-friendly siding choice. It’s made using environmentally friendly materials, making it a “green” siding selection you can feel good about.

The Return on Investment (ROI) of Hardie Siding

James Hardie siding gives you a high return on investment, making it a wise choice for your home exterior. It boosts your curb appeal and adds value to your home, making it attractive to potential buyers when it comes time to sell.

Get Siding Installation from a Trusted Contractor

At American Way Exteriors, we understand how overwhelming it can be to need replacement siding. That’s why we developed a simple process to educate you on your options and guide you through the selection of your new siding, ensuring you get the best long-term solution for your home. We’re an industry-leading, affordable siding and roofing contractor.

As a veteran owned company, we believe in the American dream. We deliver exceptional workmanship, and work to exceed your expectations.

As a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, your siding will be installed properly and your outstanding 30-year warranty will be protected.

Discover the beauty, longevity, and high performance of James Hardie siding.

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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