As we finally begin to transition into spring weather, we can’t help but think about the wild winter behind us and all the scorching summer days ahead. This wide range in seasonal and yearly weather can take a toll on your home’s exteriors and is one reason why we provide only the best products for our customers. Our siding products are strong and durable, but weather fluctuations like these make us thankful for one siding product in particular, James Hardie siding. James Hardie siding is built specifically for local climatic conditions and is what they call Engineered for Climate®.

James Hardie products are engineered and built on the principals of building a smarter and stronger home. With a reputation for long-lasting performance (even in challenging coastal conditions), James Hardie siding products are well trusted by builders, contractors and architects. However, what makes James Hardie siding products unique is that they are made for any climate, any location and are actually engineered for specific local climates, so no matter where you live, you can now own a home with an exterior that’s ideally suited for your local climate. The HardieZone® System is James Hardie’s system for creating and offering siding with the specific performance attributes relative to the climate where your home is located or is being built.

The HardieZone System is based on eight individual climatic variables that primarily affect long-term performance of siding. Using those factors, the James Hardie company created 10 distinct climatic zones. Though different, common variables in certain regions allowed James Hardie to engineer the HZ5® product for zones 1 through 5 and the HZ10® product line for zones 6 through 10. If you want to see which HardieZone your home is located, click here. James Hardie is confident that The HardieZone® System siding can withstand the rigors of the North American climate and is backed by their strongest warranty, an outstanding 30-year limited, transferable warranty.

HZ5® Siding Products:

Fights cold, snow, ice and worry.

The HZ5® product line lets you sleep easy in climates with freezing temperatures, extreme seasonal temperature variations, and snow and ice. To ensure its beauty matches its durability, James Hardie engineered the surface for higher performance, giving it superior paint adhesion and moisture resistance. With HZ5® siding, you aren’t getting an exterior that just performs well in cold, nasty climates…you’re getting an exterior engineered just for it.

While the HZ5® siding resists damage from freezing temperatures, snow, ice and moisture, it also maintains dimensional stability under these challenging conditions, is noncombustible and available in lap, shingle, panel, fascia, trim and soffit.

HZ10® Siding Products:

Defy blistering sun, hurricane-force winds and sheets of rain.

The HZ10® product line of siding ensures your dream home stays beautiful, even when the weather is down right ugly. This siding was engineered for areas with hurricane-force winds, salty sea air of the coast, and the brutal, humid heat of the Deep South. Engineered specifically for these climates, HZ10® siding boards resist cracking, splitting, rotting and swelling year after year. Complete exteriors are available in lap, shingle, panel, fascia, trim and soffit.

HZ10® siding products will give you unprecedented peace of mind. Your home will be protected and your siding will be durable, beautiful and easy to maintain. While the HZ10® siding system is great for climates that experience reoccurring seasons of heat, humidity and tropical storms, it also resists flame spread, damage from moisture and stands up to high UV levels, offering 30% more fade resistance with ColorPlus® Technology paint.

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