Keep Insects Out of Your Home With James Hardie Siding
As the weather gets warmer most people look forward to the signs that spring has arrived. Trees and plants start to bloom, and you’ll see more people outside and not hurrying to get inside. You might start thinking about when you’re going to fire up the grill on your deck. While spring is the season of renewal, Good Guys Contracting wants you to know it also brings some unwanted guests. This is the time of year when insects and pests can invade your home.
“A lot of people see a lot of wasps, spiders, ants eventually fleas and ticks … as well as termites after a first good rain,” pest control expert Shawn Dickerson told the Edmond, Okla. Sun. With so many pests out there you need ways to protect against insect infestation. One of your first lines of defense is your home’s siding. That’s one of the many reasons why Good Guys is proud to carry James Hardie Siding. We’re a preferred James Hardie Remodeler so we know how durable this product is and how it protects you from Mother Nature and unwelcome critters. Let us tell you about insect infestation and how James Hardie Siding can protect your home.
The Types of Insects Which Can Hurt Your Home
There are several types of insects that can do damage to your home, according to the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. Among them are termites, which cause over $5 billion in property damage each year in the US. Termite damage is not typically covered in homeowner’s insurance. There are several warning signs that might indicate that your home has a termite problem according to realtor.com. Among them are hollow sounding wood, discarded wings, cracked or distorted paint or if you see mud tubes forming on the exterior walls of your home.
Other major pests you see in the northeast, include carpenter ants which don’t eat wood, but are known to hollow out lumber in order to make nests. You might find them inside hollow doors and behind insulated areas and panels. Indoor ants can make life unpleasant as can bees if they get inside your home because removing bee hives can be difficult and costly.
James Hardie Siding Shields Your Home from Insects
James Hardie Siding offers a defense against insects and other creatures like birds and mice. Wood siding and OSB wood composite siding won’t stand up to insects. Because James Hardie Siding is made of fiber cement which doesn’t have the appeal for insects that wood has and won’t be attacked by termites.
In addition to protecting your siding from being eaten by insects, Hardie products are durable and will protect your home from the elements. Other types of siding crack, rot, peel or expand, which gives insects new avenues to get into your home. James Hardie Siding is engineered to withstand moisture damage from rain, ice or snow. They’ve created the HardieZone® system, which is designed to stand up to the weather conditions of your geographical area.
Good Guys Contracting and Hardie Can Protect Your Home
James Hardie Siding is weather resistant, insect resistant and durable. It also enhances your home’s curb appeal because it looks great and comes in a variety of color schemes. Good Guys Contracting can help you get the protection your home needs and you deserve. To find out more about James Hardie Siding, contact us today.