Living in the Denver region, you know your home has to face a plethora of weather changes and temperatures. And you know that winter can be harsh on a home’s exterior. Refined Exteriors has been a Denver Siding contractor for years, and we know that winter weather can damage a home or simply take away a homeowner’s peace of mind.
This doesn’t have to be your reality.
You can feel protected in your home and know your siding will last simply by installing the right kind of siding for your Denver home, a siding that will stand up to even the harshest winter. Fiber cement siding, specifically James Hardie siding, is the perfect product for the job.
James Hardie Siding Protects Against Denver Winters
While there are many siding options that can do a decent job protecting your home during the harsh winters in Denver, no siding compares to James Hardie fiber cement siding on this front.
James Hardie siding provides a home with many benefits, but when it comes to winter weather, Hardie siding is moisture resistant, meaning piled snow will not rot or warp the boards. It can withstand the temperature swings from the sun to snow to sleet and back to the sun. The thick boards are also impact-resistant, so they can withstand the hail that is present during the spring and summer and sometimes during winter.
On top of the wintertime benefits, Hardie siding is also:
- Fire resistant
- Durable, with thick boards
- Wood mimicking in its design
- Low maintenance
- Pest resistant
- Baked with ColorPlus® technology (which provides lasting color for years)
- Engineered for Climate®
Being Engineered for Climate and coated with ColorPlus technology are just some of the main ways James Hardie siding surpasses other forms of fiber cement siding.
The ColorPlus boards have their specially formulated paint baked on during the manufacturing process. This helps prevent fading over the years from UV rays. This would include the UV reflections off of heavy snowfall.
James Hardie also wanted to create siding specified to the region in which you live. The company studied weather patterns in different regions of the country and what effects those conditions had on siding to tailor-make siding for your home.
How is Fiber Cement Siding in Cold Climates?
Siding should never be one-size-fits-all because climates are different for every region where people live. In the United States alone, we have desert, coastal, plains, mountainous, and other regions. With these various areas comes a variety of temperature changes and weather patterns.
These different weather patterns will require different strengths in a siding to help make them last in that region, which is why James Hardie created its HardieZone® System. This system focuses on the area of the country where siding will be installed and fortifies the strengths those boards will need.
The HardieZone System accounts for eight climate considerations when creating its HardieZones:
- Temperature Range
- UV Exposure
- Topographical Factors
These considerations helped the company to create a climatic map, so they could create siding that accommodated the specific climatic features of a region.
The areas are then assigned a climate zone of 1 to 10. Areas with a climate zone of 1 to 5 experience snow and have large temperature swings and would require the HZ5® siding. Areas falling in the 6 to 10 range deal with heat and humidity and would require the HZ10® siding.
What Kind of Siding Does My Denver Home Need?
Denver experiences temperature swings from hot summers to freezing cold winters. This causes it to fall into the HZ5 siding category.
This siding will be additionally fortified on its surface to enhance paint performance. The formulation has been slightly altered to reduce water absorption so that heavy rains and snow cannot damage the material and also makes the siding even stronger. The boards also come with a water edge cut to help precipitation to the ground rather than into the siding.
When selecting James Hardie siding, you can choose from a variety of siding options to match your style. Just ensure the siding and all other siding materials you choose, such as trim and soffits, are HZ5 for a lasting exterior in the harsh Denver winter.
Stay Protected All Winter Long
By giving your home the best siding for winter, you give your home siding the ability to last and flourish for years with the proper maintenance. James Hardie fiber cement siding has worked to be the number one siding for your home’s specific needs, which is why our teams are certified to install this product.
We are a James Hardie preferred installer, meaning you will get a secure installation that protects the integrity of the boards and keeps all product warranties intact. So, don’t let Denver’s harsh winters take away your peace of mind.
Schedule a free consultation with our team to learn more about how we can give you a lasting and beautiful exterior year-round.