Damaged siding lets air, water, and dirt into your home’s structure. This causes decay to the wood. It can also negatively affect your home’s comfort level and decrease your home’s energy efficiency. That’s why you should replace your siding immediately if it suffers extensive damage.
Here’s how our James Hardie® fiber-cement siding can help keep your home comfortable and dry.
James Hardie engineered their siding in Minneapolis specifically for our climate using their HardieZone system. First, they identified the eight climactic factors that affect siding performance. These are temperature range, UV, topographical factors, snow, hurricanes, humidity, rainfall, and hail. They then identified 10 distinct climate zones, and found common variables in zones 1-5 and zones 6-10. James Hardie then designed the HZ5® and HZ10® product lines. We fall under the HZ5 line.
The HZ5 product line features a drip edge to assist with water management, along with a high performance surface with superior paint adhesion and moisture resistance. In addition, this siding resists damage from snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. It can withstand large amounts of moisture and maintain dimensional stability under challenging weather conditions.
We can also install James Hardie siding over continuous insulation to improve your home’s thermal comfort. You can reduce your heating and cooling costs with proper insulation. Rigid foam insulation together with the HardieWrap weather barrier and James Hardie siding will increase your home’s insulation value, reduce heat transfer, increase air tightness, and lower energy costs.
By preventing heat transfer, your utilities won’t work as hard to keep your home comfortable. This reduces energy consumption and saves you money on your energy bills. Installing our siding in Minneapolis, MN, also prevents air leakage, stopping uncomfortable drafts.
James Hardie fiber-cement siding is an excellent choice for your siding replacement. This also resists chipping, peeling, cracking, and fading, meaning it will look beautiful for years to come. Give us a call to learn more about James Hardie fiber-cement siding or to schedule a free in-home consultation.