Gain a Siding that Is Engineered for Climate
The greatest element your siding faces is its exterior climate. Wouldn’t you think your home deserves a siding that can withstand your specific region and weather patterns?
James Hardie thought so. That’s why they developed siding specific to the climatic region in which you live.
As a replacement siding contractor, we at Lakeside Renovation and Design understand how frustrating and worrisome subpar siding can be, which is why we are a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor. One of James Hardie’s greatest benefits, just one reason why it’s the number one siding in America, is that it’s Engineered for Climate®. But what does that mean? And how does it benefit your home?
The Why Behind HardieZones
To rise to the challenges that climate can bring, James Hardie created the HardieZone® system, tailoring siding to the specific area you live in.
In a way, most siding comes “one-size-fits-all.” While a contractor can take steps to prepare your siding for your specific climatic region, vinyl is vinyl and wood is wood. But James Hardie siding is a climate-conscious fiber cement, no excessive work from a contractor needed.
The company created the HardieZone system to craft the perfect fiber cement for your home— breaking down the United States into set zones categorized by:
- UV exposure
- Topographical features
Regions of the country were assessed on which of these weather features they faced and the severity to which they faced them, as well as how a siding would need to respond to these elements to maintain stability.
St. Louis and Siding Built for the Cold
As a St. Louis homeowner, you face a variety of weather conditions throughout the year—from the hot and humid summers to the cold and snowy winters to the hail and harsh winds of storm season. So, you know your home needs a siding that can face each of these obstacles without compromising durability.
It’s important to do your part to prepare your home for severe weather conditions, but having the right siding makes maintenance far easier and more effective.
James Hardie siding is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions. So, what kind of siding does your home need?
HZ5 vs. HZ10
James Hardie developed two main product lines, the HZ5® and HZ10® planks. Homes that fall within HarzieZones one through five will benefit from HZ5 siding. Homes that fall in Hardie Zones six through ten require HZ10 siding.
The Benefits of HZ5 Siding
HZ5 planks are at home in areas that experience freezing temperatures with snow and ice but that also experience temperature variations throughout the seasons. Sound familiar?
St. Louis’s temperature can drop low, producing snow, hail, and freezing cold temperatures. HZ5 siding is specifically designed to combat this drop in temperature while still providing the durability of James Hardie fiber cement to withstand storms. HZ5 siding has:
- Superior paint adhesion
- Additional moisture resistance
- Resistance to ice, snow, and freezing temperature damage
- The ability to maintain stability under harsh weather conditions
- An added drip edge to planks to further aid in water drainage
- Beautiful, wood-like aesthetic
- A 30-year limited transferable warranty
- Fire resistance
- Low maintenance
- Pest resistance
A key factor to note in extending the life of James Hardie products and gaining all of their benefits is proper installation. A certified James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor is specifically trained to handle the care and installation of all James Hardie products and will ensure the best performance from your siding. Learn more about how to properly install and maintain James Hardie fiber cement.
Cover Your Entire Exterior
James Hardie didn’t want to leave any portion of your exterior siding susceptible to the freezing cold. The HZ5 product line affords options for your siding selection and helps protect those less thought of siding parts. The line comes in:
As a homeowner, you will have options for your siding style and color and can match your exterior details to your siding selection, gaining trim and soffits that are just as durable and weather–conscious as the siding itself.
Say Goodbye to Your Siding Worries
You deserve a siding that will protect your home come rain or shine (or anything in between). And when you choose an Elite Preferred Contractor, like Lakeside Renovation and Design, to install James Hardie fiber cement, you gain not only that but also a siding that is low-maintenance, energy-efficient, and eye-catching.
When you are in need of a siding replacement, it’s time to say goodbye to worrying and hello to years of home protection and peace of mind.
Learn more about our siding services to see how our team of certified replacement siding contractors can install a siding that enhances the look and value of your home while matching the force of all the St. Louis climate can throw at it.