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How Hardie Fiber Cement Siding Can Protect Your Home from the Elements in Minnesota

With the rain coming down heavy in parts of our area today, many homeowners around the Twin Cities are starting to wonder whether their homes are protected to stand up to the coming storm season.  (Sorry folks, looks like thunderstorms for most of the week.) Each fall we calls from concerned owners who want to talk about having things done to the exterior of their homes, such as an upgrade in their siding.

The Minnesota elements can be tough for any home to deal with, which is why it’s so important to outfit your home for long-term performance. One of the best investments that you can make is in tough fiber cement siding from The James Hardie Company.

Their siding and trim products are engineered to outlast Mother Nature here in the Midwest.  Having Hardie siding put on your home will ensure that it sticks around a bit longer, even if the elements are working overtime against it.

Hardie Siding has Superior Moisture Resistance

Minnesota’s climate is well-known for creating issues with moisture and rot on the exterior of buildings, especially homes. Extreme temperature changes, heavy snowfall and periods of heavy rain like today can lead to rot issues on your home’s siding. That’s why it’s so important to invest in a siding product that isn’t susceptible moisture damage.

James Hardie fiber cement siding doesn’t rot, and mildew won’t damage it. Even when it’s exposed to damp conditions for days at a time, the siding will maintain its original form and continue to perform as expected. While other siding like wood begins to rot, you’ll be confident that your Hardie siding is going to hold up and continue to provide your home with the protection that it needs from the elements.

Hardie Siding Withstands Extreme Weather Conditions

For Minnesotans, the pattern of subzero temps overnight soaring up to mid 30’s by the afternoon is not unfamiliar.  The same thing happens in the summer – cool nights with blistering heat during the daytime.  Such a wide variation in temperature in a short time is hard on most siding products.

While vinyl siding can suffer from cracking and damage from extreme temperature shifts, Hardie siding holds up to dramatic temperature changes well. It won’t expand and contract as much as vinyl or wood siding does. It also won’t suffer from nearly as much damage from hail and wind storms as some other types of siding that you can get.

When you invest in James Hardie, siding you’ll enjoy long-term performance even when the weather gets rough and it starts to wear away the finish of the exterior of the homes around you.

Hardie Siding Has Long Term Durability

There are many different siding products that will keep your home protected from the elements over the short-term. James Hardie siding has been engineered to outlast other comparable siding materials and will leave you with decades of protection against some of the harshest elements. When you want to keep your home running smoothly for years and years, it’s important to invest in this tough siding so you don’t have to worry about the elements damaging your home.

Invest in the long-term performance of your home with this durable siding, and you’ll get many years of performance out of it after other weaker siding products would have failed you. Just make sure that it’s installed by a certified Hardie siding installation professional so it stands up to use like it’s meant to.

Even the best quality siding will fail over time if it isn’t installed properly. Contact our professionals at Window Outfitters today to find out how we can provide quality siding installation. We are a Hardie siding preferred contractor for the Minneapolis area.


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.


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