Cincinnati is one of many U.S. cities that has four distinct seasons. Summer temperatures can routinely be in the 90s with lots of humidity, while winter can get into single digits and even below zero with the wind chill. When you’re building or renovating your home in a city with four seasons you need to be sure that your building materials can handle the extreme low and high ends of the temperature spectrum.
Can James Hardie Siding Handle the Summer Heat?
The short answer is yes. Some people are concerned that siding will melt, warp, or otherwise suffer damage when in direct sunlight and high temperatures. James Hardie is not affected by even extreme heat. Fiber-cement will hold up even in the case of a fire. Whereas wood siding will burn and vinyl siding will melt. In fact, some fire insurance companies offer a discount to customers with James Hardie siding.
Other summer weather like tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hail also concern homeowners. But James Hardie is one of the most durable siding options and offers advantages over vinyl siding in each of these scenarios.
Can James Hardie Siding Handle Winter Storms?
Yes, James Hardie siding resists damage from ice and snow. It can even be installed in cold weather. Fiber-cement is hard and durable and will not become brittle in freezing temperatures nor will it suffer from freezing rain and sleet. Not only is it durable on the outside, but James Hardie siding provides insultation for your home which means it is good for you home inside and out!
When all of that snow and ice begins to melt in the spring, you don’t need to worry about water damage, mold, or rot. James Hardie is waterproof, fire resistant, pest and insect resistent, and is made to last!
If you’re building a new home or looking to update your existing home then you should strongly consider James Hardie Siding. It will get you through the four seasons many times and will keep your home looking great through it all!
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