How Storms Affect Different Types of Siding
Your siding is exposed to the elements all day, every day, so it’s only natural that it gets a bit banged up over time. Extreme weather events such as hurricanes and hailstorms, as well as extreme temperatures, can also greatly affect siding, no matter what type of material is chosen. In today’s article, trusted exterior remodeling contractor Eagle Creek Siding, LLC, explains the kinds of siding damage these events can cause.
The Most Common Types of Siding Damage
Vinyl is one of the most popular types of exterior siding material available on the market today. While relatively inexpensive, low-maintenance and durable, vinyl is susceptible to breakage and holes, especially during severe storms.
If you have aluminum siding, the most common signs of storm damage are dents and dings. Even if winds are violently strong, it’s now almost unheard of for pieces of aluminum to be ripped off entirely, necessitating a costly siding replacement.
Stucco, brick and synthetic stone are also popular siding options, and are more resistant to storm damage. However, they’re still not completely invulnerable. Splits, cracks and paint chipping off are the most common signs of storm damage when it comes to these materials.
James Hardie’s HardieZone® System
James Hardie understands the type of beating your siding has to endure from the elements, and has engineered products that hold up better against the relentless onslaught of Mother Nature.
After carefully studying the long-term effects that weather and climate have on siding, James Hardie devised the HardieZone® System to ensure you’re getting the right products based on your region. For example, HZ5® products are made for regions with wet, freezing conditions, while HZ10® products will protect your home if you live in a humid or very hot climate.
If you’re looking for the highest-quality residential or commercial siding products, look no further than Eagle Creek Siding, LLC. Give us a call at (360) 570-0396 or fill out our contact form and let one of our experts share how the HardieZone® System can benefit your home or business.