James Hardie Siding Holds Up Against Tough Weather on Long Island
Long Island is a beautiful place to live and a great area to raise a family. But if you own a home here, it’s a good idea to be ready for anything. Long Island weather can certainly be extreme at times. We’re famous for our beach weather, but watch out for that winter blizzard. We’ve seen our share of rain and wind, like the wallop we received from Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Good Guys Contracting knows you need quality exterior siding to stand up to Long Island weather. That’s why we’re proud to carry James Hardie siding. These quality products are actually made to adapt to the weather and we want to show you how.
The Extremes of Long Island Weather
To give you an idea of how extreme Long Island weather can get, the average temperature in August was 77 degrees in 2016, while the average temperature in January since the year 2000 has been 30.9, according to NOAA. We’ve averaged between 7.7 inches of snow in January and 8.1 inches in February between 1981 and 2010. We’ve also averaged more than 4 inches of rain in April and May during that same period of time. That’s a lot to handle every year, but James Hardie has a system to deal with all of it.
HardieZone Means Your James Hardie Siding is Right for Your Climate
James Hardie siding is built to stand up to this weather. That’s because all of their products are engineered to adjust to their climate. They call this the HardieZone System. It was created because different areas of the country have different siding needs. HardieZone is based on the eight individual climatic variables that primarily affect the long-term performance of siding.
From there, they arrived at 10 distinct climate zones. James Hardie’s HZ5 line of siding is designed for the five climate zones that exist in the northern part of the United States, while the southern part of the U.S. is served by Climate zones 6 through 10 and the HZ10 line.
Long Island is covered by the HZ5 line which is designed to fight off cold, snow and ice. It can handle extreme freezes, but also seasonal temperature variations. The siding surface is engineered for higher performance giving it superior paint adhesion and moisture resistance. It has an added drip edge to improve water management. This siding is non-combustible and it’s available in lap, shingle, panel, fascia, trim and soffit.
Good Guys Contracting is Your Preferred James Hardie Installer
If you’re looking for James Hardie siding, you want it to be installed by experts. Good Guys Contracting is a preferred James Hardie remodeler. This means that we are one of the most trusted James Hardie siding installers on Long Island and we have a Guild Quality score higher than any other Hardie installer in our service area.
We take pride in every home we work on and we also take pride in installing James Hardie siding. Unlike wood or vinyl siding, it won’t burn or melt. Hardie siding is made of sturdy fiber-cement. James Hardie siding will not rot or warp and it won’t crack like other forms of siding.
If you’re interested in a siding that will stand up to all types of weather, come see the benefits of James Hardie siding. To learn more, contact Good Guys Contracting today!