Nothing beats durable James Hardie fiber cement siding, which stands up to pests, woodpeckers, and other unwanted critters. The combination of Portland cement, sand, and cellulose delivers strong protection against your Indianapolis area home’s enemies: insects, termites, carpenter ants, squirrels, and woodpeckers.
Read on to discover more about how you can be confident you’ll enjoy a more pest-free home when you choose Hardie Board.
How James Hardie Siding Resists Common Indianapolis Pests:
Termites and Carpenter Ants Can’t Eat It
Termites, carpenter ants, woodpeckers, and squirrels won’t find anything they can eat when they approach Hardie Board siding. Due to its durable makeup, it’s so strong that they can’t chew it or digest it. They’ll have to find a house covered in wood siding if they are looking for their next meal!
Not Susceptible to Wood Rot
Carpenter ants build nests in wood siding by creating a lot of small holes that make it susceptible to rot. With James Hardie siding, you can relax knowing your home’s siding won’t experience rot.
Termites and powderpost beetles eat and are attracted to rotting wood siding and cause damage that may go unnoticed for years. When you discover it, your house could be infested with insects. Hardie siding’s makeup keeps your property free from termites and powderpost beetles, so you don’t have to mess with getting rid of them or cleaning up their damage.
Your Property Won’t Attract Woodpeckers
The problem with wood siding is it attracts woodpeckers. And their mating instincts include drilling—in your siding. Once they create holes in your home’s protective layer, the holes make it susceptible to hosting insects and other pests with a welcoming already-made entrance into it. And the biggest problem? If you invest the time and money to repair your siding, woodpeckers will only return in a year to do the damage again! With James Hardie siding, you can relax knowing your home won’t be hosting loud, damaging woodpeckers annually!
Less Gaps for Pests to Get Into Your Home
Hardie siding is made to stand up to the weather where you live. It is engineered for the climate it covers homes in. That means it doesn’t expand and contract like other siding types, creating gaps that pests can nestle into when the weather changes.
Other siding materials expand and contract when the weather fluctuates, so the are installed with larger gaps to allow for movement and to prevent it from warping. The gaps allow termites, carpenter ants, and other pests to get behind your siding and wreak havoc.
Imagine how glad you’ll be that when temperatures fluctuate, your home is covered in Hardie — and you won’t need to deal with the trouble pests cause.
Even Your Trim Won’t Attract Pests
The James Hardie company thought of everything when it comes to your home’s protection. Their stylish trim is made of the same durable material as their siding, so even your home’s trim will deliver protection. Yes!
Precision Hardie Siding Installation for Your Home
When it comes to siding, the two main factors that ensure you’ll enjoy the high performance you deserve over its lifetime are the siding material you choose and the siding contractor you hire to install it.
At Indianapolis’ Craftsman Exterior Remodeling, our owner worked at the James Hardie company for over a decade and knows what works when it comes to your new siding. All our crews have gone through manufacturing certifications to ensure your exterior cladding is installed correctly and will deliver the outstanding performance it was made to.
Learn more about our James Hardie siding services.