Wildlife, hiking, the great outdoors—nature is important to us, Midwesterners, but there are a few local pests and critters we want to keep away from our home’s exterior (think mice, carpenter ants, and termites, to name a few). Siding your home with James Hardie® siding and trim means that your home’s cladding will help protect against these buggers.
You may not think about it, but local creatures can wreak havoc on some types of home siding. With James Hardie products, your home’s siding is resistant to damage from termites and other pests. This fiber cement siding and trim provide little appeal to local vermin.
Wood-based siding is susceptible to termite and woodpecker damage. Thankfully, James Hardie siding offers superior resistance to damage from woodpeckers, squirrels, and other pests. As it turns out, fiber cement siding does not entice critters and won’t be eaten by termites. No matter what your design style, the wide range of James Hardie siding selections complement any home.
Because James Hardie siding resists damage from critters, it helps prevent secondary damage from moisture intrusion or other pests. If you’ve ever seen the damage a woodpecker or squirrel can cause on a wood home, you may rethink the wood or wood-composite siding options. Unlike fiber cement, wood and wood composite siding can be damaged by critters and allow moisture intrusion or other pests to invade, causing additional problems.
To help keep your home protected from insects and pests with claws, opt for James Hardie siding and trim—it just got easier to clue critters into their outdoor boundaries.
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