James Hardie Siding Can Withstand the Summer Heat
The heat is on! Summer weather is bearing down on us and you may be wondering if your home is up to the challenge. Your exterior siding is the first line of protection for your home and during the summer it needs to be able to handle everything Mother Nature throws at you. That means heat, wind, rain, and insects.
At Good Guys Contracting, we sell the most durable siding available on the market. But we do more than just sell James Hardie Siding. We’re expert installers as well. Good Guys is a preferred James Hardie contractor which means we live up to Hardie’s high standards for contractors. Good Guys is proud to install this quality product and we want to show you the many ways that James Hardie Siding stands up to summer.
James Hardie Siding Beats the Heat
Temperatures maxed out at 96 degrees in July of 2016 and 97 degrees in August of 2016. The mean temperatures were 86 degrees in July of 2016 and 88 degrees a month later. That’s some serious heat. Fortunately, James Hardie is made of durable fiber-cement. Unlike vinyl siding, it won’t melt under extreme heat.
In fact, Hardie stands up to the most extreme heat there is. James Hardie siding is very fire resistant. While wood siding will burn and vinyl siding will melt, Hardie siding will slow the spread of fire. While this product is not 1-hour fire rated, it will not ignite when exposed to direct flame. Hardie Siding has also been tested by IAS Certified laboratories to ASTM International standings. And the product’s fire resistance can save you money. Some fire insurance companies offer a discount to customers with Hardie Siding.
Handling the Other Elements with Hardie
In addition to being heat resistant, James Hardie Siding can also handle other elements that summer will throw at you as well. On Long Island, we’ve also seen devastating storms with rains and heavy winds, most notably Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Big storms can bring water damage which leads to mold and rotting, but you won’t have to worry about it with Hardie Siding. According to the company’s website, Hardie siding is specifically engineered to withstand moisture and rot while wood siding will buckle and rot.
James Hardie Siding will also stand up to another common summer problem, insects. Because it is a fiber cement product, it’s unattractive to bugs and pests, another reason why your exterior siding will not rot. Unlike wood siding or OSB wood composite siding, you won’t have to worry about termite infestation damaging your siding and home. Hardie Siding will also keep out other pests such as carpenter ants which make nests in wood and indoor ants and bees which are difficult to get rid of if they nest inside your home.
Good Guys Contracting and Hardie Will Help Protect Your Home
You want to enjoy the summer and you don’t want to spend it taking care of damage to your home. Good Guys Contracting can help you protect your investment for many years to come if you’re looking for exterior siding contact us today.