Wood Rot

Wood Rot on House Without James Hardie Siding

Moisture can promote rot. So rain, snow and humidity are all hazardous to your home if you have wood siding. Moisture can also have an adverse effect on a home with vinyl siding. Since it’s not tightly nailed to your home, but rather hung loosely to allow for expansion and contraction, moisture can build behind panels potentially penetrating the structure of your home.

Rot doesn’t have to ruin your home.
No one has control over the weather. So it’s best to choose siding that resists severe climates and damage from precipitation, like James Hardie® fiber-cement siding. James Hardie Siding resists rotting, warping and delamination. In addition, James Hardie Siding is five times thicker than vinyl siding, is resistant to hail damage, and can be installed to withstand winds up to 150 MPH. That means you can rest assured—storm after storm, season after season—knowing that the weather outside has minimal impact on your siding.

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