A fire is a hazard that no homeowner ever wants to face. After all, not only does it endanger your and your family’s lives, it can also easily severely damage your home and everything within it. With that in mind, most homeowners are constantly on the lookout for home components that can slow the spread of fires or outright prevent it. According to siding and roofing installation pros, one of the components that can easily slow the spread of fire is James Hardie®’ siding products.
How James Hardie Siding Fares Against Fires
When a fire breaks out in your home, the rate it spreads can also depend on your siding. For instance, if you have wood siding, it can easily spread throughout your home. Homes with vinyl siding, meanwhile, can slow the rate of its spread but it will still melt. James Hardie siding, on the other hand, is easily superior to your average wood or vinyl siding because it won’t ignite when exposed to direct flame nor will it contribute further to the fire.
The fact that James Hardie siding won’t ignite when exposed to direct flame may sound surprising but there’s actually a legitimate reason for this and that’s because James Hardie siding is made of fiber cement, which lacks organic material in its composition.
The Other Benefits of Installing a James Hardie Siding
Apart from being extremely fire resistant, James Hardie siding does have other benefits that attract homeowners to it. These other benefits include moisture and rot resistance, which reduces the need for an early siding replacement; increased aesthetic appeal, which helps increase your home’s overall value; and durability, which allows the siding to last for as long as possible in your home.
Professional Installation Required
James Hardie products work best when installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications. This is why you should have your new siding installed by certified contractors. Aside from having the right skill set, they also have the right gear necessary to ensure proper installation.
Increase your chances against fire damage with James Hardie siding. Timberland Exteriors is the leading siding contractor in Maplewood, MN. Call us at (651) 439-1760 or fill out this contact form to request a quote.