Your home is unique, right? It’s not a one-size-fits-all type of property—and that means your siding shouldn’t be either. When it comes to choosing the right siding product for your Michigan home, you deserve a brand that fits your needs like a tailored outfit—no matter what our region’s snowy, icy, stormy demands can make. And this is where James Hardie shines bright!
Hardie siding is specifically made with different product lines suited to different areas of the country. Your Michigan home and its needs are not the same as those of a house in California, Texas, or Florida—and James Hardie gets that. Their Hardie Zone System identifies the perfect match for Michigan—the durable, moisture-resistant HZ5 line of products that stand up against our wet weather for decades—without worry!
How Hardie Engineered Its Siding to Match Specific Climate Conditions for Our Region
The concept behind the Hardie Zone System is simple, yet revolutionary for home upkeep—your siding should be designed for your region’s unique weather patterns. James Hardie tested siding for performance against several different aspects of climates—including temperature ranges, UV exposure, humidity, rain, snow, hurricanes, hail, and more.
After studying all these weather elements and how they affect fiber cement siding’s endurance, James Hardie came up with special product lines to fit what works best for different parts of the country. For Michigan, that’s the HZ5 line—which delivers the protection your home needs against cold winters, wet springs, and humid summers.
What You Can Expect from Hardie’s HZ5 Siding
Reduced Water Absorption Against Wet Weather
Michigan’s snowy, icy winters are no match for Hardie siding and products, which have been made to repel moisture instead of soaking it in (like wood). Because Hardie’s HZ5 siding doesn’t easily draw in water, it also doesn’t run the risk of freezing, expanding, shifting out of place, or cracking. This makes it ideal for Michigan’s frequent precipitation.
Protective Drip Edge
For even more protection against our region’s wet climate, Hardie’s HZ5 line of siding products feature a special drip edge. This allows rain, snow, sleet, and ice to slide off your siding.
Superb Color—Without Fading
Hardie siding’s resistance to moisture also helps to safeguard its beautiful, lasting color, so your home continues to look gorgeous for years without the need for constant repainting.
Fortified Surface for Extra Durability
James Hardie’s HZ5 siding products are also given added strength to endure below freezing temperatures. They won’t get brittle or crack during sudden cold snaps.
Built to Last Despite Extreme Temperature Fluctuations
Michigan’s temperatures can range dramatically from the depths of winter to the middle of summer. And while other materials might not handle those changes well, Hardie siding is king when it comes to endurance. Hot, cold, and in-between, your HZ5 siding will perform optimally.
Attractive Styles Customizable to Your Home
Just because HZ5 products are durable, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice looks or design features. This line of Hardie siding includes all the styles, colors, and textures you could want for your home—from smooth to wood grain, from the most popular color options in Michigan to your choice of 700+ customized hues.
As with every other Hardie product, HZ5 siding comes with an impressive, industry-leading, 30-year non-prorated warranty. And this warranty can be transferred to a new homeowner, which is a plus for both you and potential buyers if you decide to sell down the road.
Get Peace of Mind with Hardie Siding for Your Michigan Home
Why let our snowy, icy winters and warm summers keep you stressed about your home exterior’s performance? When you’re ready for an upgrade, fiber cement siding from James Hardie is a perfect choice. Our team of experienced, well-trained craftsmen will install your beautiful new siding with precise attention to detail so your warranty is preserved and you get lasting results. Imagine your home with beautiful James Hardie siding from John McCarter Construction.