Your exterior, especially your siding, needs to withstand increasingly erratic weather patterns and extreme temperatures. The key to picking durable siding is choosing one that’s well-suited to your neighborhood’s climate.
Read on as PJ Sullivan Construction, one of the top home addition companies in the state, lists the siding features that are best suited for specific climates.
Cold Climates: Moisture Resistance and Water Management
Homes in cold climates are vulnerable to moisture. Snow and ice can build up on your roof and siding, and when the temperatures drop, they thaw out, resulting in water runoff that can seep into your interior.
You can prevent moisture damage by asking your local contractors to install siding with moisture resistance and water management features.
James Hardie’s® HZ5® product line has moisture-management features. The HZ5 series is specifically engineered to withstand sub-zero temperatures and year-round precipitation, giving you maximum moisture protection. Plus, it has a built-in drip edge to better manage water runoff.
However, durability isn’t the only aspect homeowners look for in siding. After all, the siding plays an integral part in your home’s curb appeal as well. You’ll be glad to know that the color of HZ5 series siding won’t easily fade or be washed off, thanks to its superior paint adhesion.
Oceanic and Humid Climates: Maximum Durability and Rot Resistance
Homes near the coast have it rough: they’re usually the first to bear the brunt of storms when they make landfall and they’re also subjected to the salty sea air and the sun’s rays. These factors make homes susceptible to rot, cracking, splitting and swelling. For these climates, ask your home improvement contractor to install siding with tougher durability.
James Hardie’s HZ10® series has been designed to withstand high winds and strong sunlight. And thanks to its ColorPlus® technology, the product line is fade-resistant.
Not sure what your climate zone is? You can use the HardieZone® System to find your area’s climate and the siding series that’s best suited for your neighborhood. Simply type your zip code on this page. To get the most out of premium James Hardie products, only hire James Hardie preferred contractors.
PJ Sullivan Construction is a James Hardie preferred contractor with an A-plus rating from the Better Business Bureau. To schedule a consultation, call (201) 614-2724 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Wyckoff and Bergen County, NJ.