As a New Jersey homeowner, you don’t just see wintertime; you truly experience it. While snow creates a beautiful-looking environment, the cold temperatures of New Jersey can be a recipe for harsh winters. And harsh winters will have an effect on your home’s exterior, especially your siding. So, when it’s time for a siding replacement, as a New Jersey homeowner, you should factor in the need for a siding that can stand up against the winter months and anything they can throw your way.
Our American Home Contractors siding replacement contractor team has seen what the New Jersey weather can do to your home, so we desired to provide homeowners with a siding that would fight the elements for them. That’s why we choose to install James Hardie® fiber cement for our siding replacements.
You shouldn’t have to stress over your home during the winter months — or any season, for that matter.
James Hardie Provides Many Siding Benefits
James Hardie is not just a winter siding, although it offers great wintertime protection. The fiber cement provides your home’s exterior with an edge against the elements. It is:
- Moisture and rot resistant
- Pest resistant
- Fire resistant
- And more
With all of the benefits this replacement siding offers, you will lessen your worry over the material lasting and have less stress over maintenance, as it is a low-maintenance product.
But what really sets James Hardie siding apart from other forms of fiber cement is that it is Engineered for Climate®, meaning it is designed specifically for the region in which you live. James Hardie accomplished this specialization by creating and implementing the HardieZone® system.
What Is the HardieZone System?
More often than not, siding comes one size fits all, and it is up to you as a homeowner to research and distinguish not only what your home needs from a siding but what type of siding fits those requirements.
James Hardie has done both for you with the HardieZone System.
James Hardie made strides as a company to not just create siding but to understand siding. Logically, siding replacements will last longer when designed to withstand the specific climatic region it resides in. Thus, James Hardie decided to study the various regions of the country and which weather aspects these areas included.
They considered eight climatic factors when assessing a region:
- Temperature range
- UV exposure
- Topographical factors
By breaking down the likelihood of occurrence of these factors and detailing each, James Hardie could assess what certain regions of the country needed in a siding. The company then created a climatic map to help homeowners determine their needs.
The Climatic Map and Zones
Taking the eight climatic factors into account, James Hardie divided the U.S. into 10 distinct climatic zones, each exhibiting specific exterior elements that needed combating. From there, it created two distinct zones: the HZ5® and the HZ10®. It fortified the HardiePlank boards with distinct features necessary for the performance and longevity of siding in these zones.
Regions 1 through 5 fall into the HZ5 category, which contains regions of the country that face cooler temperatures and seasonal changes. Regions 6 through 10 comprise HZ10, which faces heavy UV exposure, humidity, and strong winds.
How the HardieZone System Siding Replacement Protects Your New Jersey Home
HZ5 siding was created for climatic regions dealing with snow, ice, cold, and temperature swings. Sound familiar?
New Jersey’s weather tends to fluctuate during the winter months, offering snow, harsh winds, cold temperatures, and ice, along with everything in between. The HZ5 siding is specifically formulated to stand up in regions with year-round precipitation, and it also maintains dimensional stability in climates with challenging weather conditions. The planks are designed with a drip edge to fight moisture, and they are fortified to have superior paint adhesion.
But James Hardie didn’t just stop with siding. To care for more of your home and help protect your siding, the HZ5 product line extends to panels, fascia, trim, and soffits.
A Siding to Eliminate the Stress
You don’t have to live stressed as a New Jersey homeowner. Rather than fret over whether or not your siding will last during the winter, you can invest in a material that was specifically formulated to give your home everything it needs to thrive.
As a James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor, our team is specifically trained to install James Hardie products the right way. You can have confidence knowing your siding was done the right way to last and protect your home. Request a quote from our team today and get started on the exterior of your dreams.