Old siding can make your home look drab and compromise its protective layer. When some siding materials age, they can crack, warp, or become damaged by pests or moisture. Once siding is compromised, your home is vulnerable to costly problems. Avoid the hassles of wood rot, moisture damage, mold, mildew, or pest infestation by replacing your siding with durable fiber cement.
When you’re in the market for new siding, consider the makeup of the siding materials you’re planning on investing in before making your final decision on what to install. Take a good look at what each siding material can endure and how long it is expected to last. Understand how it reacts to high winds, snowstorms, hail, and extreme temperatures. Consider how each siding material will stand up to the 24/7 exposure to weather elements they endure once they are installed. Make sure you choose siding material—like fiber cement—that is engineered to last.
Fiber Cement Siding’s Reliable Makeup
Fiber cement’s makeup consists of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. James Hardie, the most popular brand of fiber cement siding, developed a proprietary blend of these lasting ingredients and it became the top siding material in America. Protecting over 8,000,000 homes, durable James Hardie fiber cement siding offers lasting results homeowners rely on. Resilient fiber cement siding resists cracking, splitting, rotting, and swelling.
James Hardie Fiber Cement Can Last Up to 50 Years
When making decisions about your siding replacement material, realize that when you invest in fiber cement siding, it can last up to 50 years! When fiber cement siding is both installed properly and well maintained, you can depend on it for decades.
The James Hardie company displays their confidence in their siding products by offering an outstanding 30-year transferrable, non-prorated warranty. Homeowners who have their fiber cement siding installed by a James Hardie Preferred Contractor ensure their warranty is protected. This exceptional warranty gives homeowners peace of mind about their replacement siding investment.
Why Fiber Cement Siding Lasts so Long
Fiber cement siding adds beauty to your home, boosts your curb appeal, and increases your home’s overall value. In addition to improving your home’s aesthetics, it can be relied on for decades to endure weather elements including severe storms.
Here are some of the reasons fiber cement lasts so long:
Engineered for Climate
James Hardie fiber cement siding is built to endure weather elements. In fact, the James Hardie company studied the long-term effects of weather in various regions of the country and then designed the HardieZone® System to combat the specific weather in your geographical region.
HZ10® products protect homes from heat, humidity, blistering sun, and more. HZ5® products resist wet, freezing conditions. The HZ5® product is recommended for the Ohio area, and gives your home ideal protection for Ohio’s climate conditions.
James Hardie fiber cement siding resists the impact of hail and stands up against windblown debris. It performs well in extreme heat or cold, delivering high performance for your home 24/7.
James Hardie fiber cement siding won’t ignite when it’s exposed to a direct flame, and it won’t fuel a fire. Since it’s non-combustible, some insurance companies offer a discount. It’s also heat resistant, so it won’t melt or warp due to intense sunlight.
Fiber cement siding doesn’t appeal to pests like termites or stink bugs. It doesn’t attract woodpeckers, so you won’t have to deal with the hassles of repairing or replacing damaged siding due to insects, pests, or woodpecker damage.
Wood siding can often be penetrated by water and cause significant damage to your home. When water damage occurs slowly over time, it may go unnoticed at first. Its damaging effects can occur over time and wreak havoc on your home’s structure. Water can cause siding to swell and eventually crack.
When you invest in durable fiber cement siding, you avoid the hassles of water damage such as wood rot, mold and mildew. It’s built to keep moisture from penetrating your home, saving you the time and money it costs to repair wood rot. James Hardie fiber cement siding stands up to rain, sleet and snow, giving you ample protection from moisture year-round.
James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology provides long-lasting color that looks fabulous and seals your home well. This baked-on color option resists fading from damaging UV rays. Its color can be enjoyed for years to come, and it even comes with a 15-year warranty to give you peace of mind.
Fiber Cement Siding’s Durability
Siding takes a beating from weather elements and more. Weather, moisture, pests and time can create trouble with some siding materials, but James Hardie fiber cement siding stands up to all of these, and lasts.
Fiber Cement Protects Your Home from the Worst-Case Scenario
The James Hardie company creates siding products to perform well in the worst possible situations. The company literally tests their siding products to better endure the worst-case scenarios such as hurricanes, snowstorms, damaging ultraviolet rays, season changes, extreme temperatures, and more. You can truly depend on this durable siding product regardless of severe weather.
What Makes American Way Exteriors Different
Don’t settle for subpar siding installation. Choose American Way Exteriors and get the precision siding installation you deserve. Protect your Dayton, Ohio home with gorgeous James Hardie fiber cement siding. At American Way Exteriors, we take time to educate you on siding options so you can choose the best long-term solution for your home.
American Way Exteriors is the only James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor in the Dayton area. We install your siding according to the James Hardie company’s best practices, protecting your 30-year, transferable, non-prorated warranty.
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