There’s no one universal solution for improving energy efficiency. Siding installation and roof repair contractors all use different products with performance ratings suited for the specific climate in which they’re working. Because these conditions vary from one area to another, finding suitable siding and other remodeling products can be challenging for many homeowners.
As the nation’s premier manufacturer of top-quality siding, James Hardie® has pioneered the Engineered for Climate® system. More commonly known simply as the “HardieZone System,” it classifies siding products according to where they perform the best. Here our experts at Lifestyle Home Improvement Roofing and Construction explain about the HardieZone System and how you can use it to find the ideal siding materials for your home.
The HardieZone System
There are eight distinct climate types that determine what type of siding and roofing replacement will work best for a construction project. The HardieZone divides these further into ten different zones, with products that can handle zones 1 through 6 labeled as HZ5®, and HZ10® for zones 6 to 10.
HZ5 Product Line
HZ5 is typically used in Northern states. Houses in these areas experience four different seasons, from spring to winter. The siding products in HZ5 are designed to protect your home under extreme temperature changes and keep your structure safe from water penetration brought about by various kinds of precipitation.
HZ10 Product Line
Local siding and roofing contractors in Oklahoma take the climate, which ranges from the humid subtropical east to the semi-arid west, into consideration. HZ10 siding boards are built tough for the harsh conditions of this climate zone, offering superior durability even against high humidity and sun exposure. In addition, HZ10 is also designed to adequately handle water penetration during the seasons when rain is more abundant.
Learn more about how HardieZone siding can help make your home more energy efficient with the help of our professionals at Lifestyle Home Improvement Roofing and Construction. Give us a call at (405) 485-9939 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Oklahoma.