If you’ve ever had to deal with the costly hassle of repairing or replacing your siding after it was damaged by woodpeckers, you’re likely in the market for woodpecker proof siding. Woodpeckers are known pests that can cause damage to Ohio homes when siding isn’t durable.
Woodpecker Resistant Siding
Will Wood Siding Stand up to Woodpeckers?
Cedar shake siding can attract woodpeckers due to its makeup. Woodpeckers damage wood siding by drumming, creating holes for nesting, and by foraging for insects. If you have wood siding and see small, medium or large holes in your siding, you likely have woodpecker damage. Your home’s fascia board can become damaged from woodpecker drumming.
Will Vinyl Siding Stand up to Woodpeckers?
While vinyl siding delivers a cost-effective siding solution that appeals to landlords and first-time home buyers, it doesn’t offer the woodpecker resistance Hardie Board siding delivers. Hardie Board siding is five times thicker than vinyl, making vinyl more vulnerable to pests including woodpeckers.
Why Some Siding Materials Attract Woodpeckers
Woodpeckers damage some siding materials because of their makeup. What is it that attracts woodpeckers to siding?
- They are looking for shelter—Woodpeckers often drill large round holes in siding to create the shelter they need for breeding.
- They feed on insects—Some siding materials don’t resist insects. Woodpeckers may damage siding materials just to get to insects for food.
- They store some of their food—It may sound surprising, but woodpeckers actually collect food like acorns and store them in places such as siding. They have to damage the siding to store their food.
- They like to peck loudly—Have you ever heard the loud pecking of a woodpecker outside your home? Woodpeckers claim their territory by creating loud jabbing noises on things like wood siding. They also peck on siding to attract a mate.
- They return year after year—If you’ve ever had woodpeckers damage your home siding, you likely know that the woodpeckers return year after year to the same location. From generation to generation, woodpeckers come back to the place they made their home—even if that’s your home siding.
It’s vital to stop the cycle and put a halt to the hassles of woodpecker damage. This costly nuisance can be avoided by choosing a woodpecker resistant siding material such as Hardie Board.
Woodpecker Resistant Hardie Board Siding
The noise intrusion alone makes woodpeckers unwanted pests, but even worse—the holes and destruction they leave behind can cost you time and money. When searching for high performing, long-lasting siding that also resists woodpeckers, Ohio homeowners choose James Hardie siding. Here’s why:
James Hardie fiber cement siding is made of cement, sand, and cellulose. These durable ingredients resist woodpecker damage because they offer nothing woodpeckers are looking for in the area of food, nesting, or breeding.
Its Insect Resistance
Hardie Board siding resists insects including termites, carpenter ants, stink bugs, and more. When you keep insects from infesting your home, you bolster its protection from woodpeckers and the damage they cause.
James Hardie fiber cement siding resists extreme weather including high winds, snow and ice storms. Its 24/7 exposure to the elements doesn’t impact its high performance. Hardie Board siding stands up to weather while safeguarding your home for up to 50 years. This long-lasting product gives you reliable protection, giving you peace of mind throughout its lifetime.
Its Noncombustible Makeup
While wood siding can actually fuel a fire, and vinyl siding melts or warps, fiber cement siding outperforms these siding types when it comes to fires. Hardie Board resists not only termites and woodpeckers, but also fires. Its noncombustible makeup resists flames as well as damaging heat. Some insurance companies even offer a discount to homeowners who protect their dwelling with fiber cement siding.
James Hardie fiber cement siding is simple to maintain. If you choose to have James Hardie ColorPlus siding installed, it will only need to be repainted every 15 years. And cleaning fiber cement siding is a breeze. Simply use your garden hose to rinse it off twice a year. Use a nylon, medium bristle brush to clean any dirt or grime off your siding.
Its Climate-Specific Features
James Hardie fiber cement siding is engineered to withstand the specific weather conditions for the area of the country you live in. The HardieZone system ensures your siding will last decades in spite of the elements.
Its Universal Popularity
Over 18 billion square feet of Hardie Board siding has been installed on homes throughout the country. As America’s favorite siding product, James Hardie siding protects over 8,000,000 homes in our country, and for good reason. Its attractiveness and high performance over decades contribute to its extreme popularity.
Get eye-catching curb appeal with gorgeous James Hardie siding. Its customizable styles and colors give you every opportunity to make your home stand out. Complement your home’s architecture and express your style with stunning James Hardie siding. From a rustic chic farmhouse look to the timeless look of lap siding, you can create the home of your dreams with James Hardie siding. Your home’s resale value increases with Hardie Board siding, making it a wise investment.
The James Hardie company is so sure your siding will endure, they offer a 30-year transferable, non-prorated warranty with their siding. Having your siding installed by a James Hardie Preferred contractor protects your warranty.
Why Homeowners Choose American Way for Siding Installation
Don’t settle for inferior siding installation; choose the detail-oriented team at American Way to install your siding with precision. We go above and beyond the manufacturer’s guidelines when we install siding.
As the only James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor in the Dayton, Ohio area, we adhere to the strict standards established by the James Hardie company, ensuring your outstanding warranty is safeguarded.
Contact us today to get a quote on your new siding.