As the U.S. has many unique climactic qualities, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all option for siding. However, whether you live in the humid weather of Florida, the dry heat of Arizona, or below zero temps in Minnesota, there is an optimal siding option for your home.
So, what is the best, most effective, and efficient siding option for homeowners in Minnesota? In short, the answer is James Hardie’s HZ5® – the only siding engineered for climate. But why?
James Hardie gives you the ability to put the optimum siding on a project regardless of your location. While engineering its siding and trim, they took the individual variations in climate, and its long-term performance on their products, into serious consideration and created The HardieZone® System.
“James Hardie based The HardieZone® System on the eight individual climatic variables that primarily affect the long-term performance of siding. Using these factors, we arrived at ten distinct climatic zones. Though different, we found common variables in certain regions, allowing us to engineer the HZ5® product line for zones 1 through 5 and the HZ10® product line for zones 6 through 10.” [James Hardie]
James Hardie’s HZ5® siding is engineered to perform with ease in cold, wet, freezing temperatures. With a reduced water absorption rate and more strength in freezing climates, Hz5 combats shrinking, swelling, and cracking throughout years in the cold northern U.S. conditions. In Minnesota, this is your zone.
“HZ5® Fights Cold, Snow, Ice, and Worry
The HZ5® product line is right at home in climates with freezing temperatures, extreme seasonal temperature variations, and snow and ice. To ensure its beauty matches its durability, James Hardie has engineered the surface for higher performance, giving it superior paint adhesion and moisture resistance. To ensure its beauty matches its durability, the surface is engineered for higher performance, giving it superior paint adhesion and moisture resistance. In addition, they’ve added a drip edge to provide improved water management. So you are not only getting an exterior that performs well in cold, nasty climates. You’re getting an exterior engineered just for it.“
When considering the range of factors, engineers noticed some crossover in certain regions, allowing James Hardie to create the HZ5® product line for zones 1-5 and the HZ10® product line for zones 6-10.” [James Hardie]
Now that you know the best siding option for your midwestern house, you don’t have to wait until spring to update your siding – we install and repair siding all year long. If you are interested in receiving an estimate to install James Hardie siding on your home, email, text, or call our team today.