Texas is known for having a hot, humid climate with frequent thunderstorms, particularly in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, and other areas close to the Gulf of Mexico. Cycles of humidity and drying can wreak havoc on the exterior of homes, causing siding to expand and buckle, making paint crack, and allowing mold to grow.
Texas homes also take a beating from hail damage. They say everything is bigger in Texas, and this includes the state’s severe hailstorms. As a matter of fact, between 1949 and 2006, Texas had more hail catastrophes than any other state.
Texas is also home to many birds and insects that can chip away at a home’s siding, leaving it vulnerable to water damage and rot.
For all these reasons and more, the best siding to install on Texas homes is fiber cement siding.
Why Is Fiber Cement Siding the Best Choice for Texas Homes?
Invented by industry-leading manufacturer James Hardie®, fiber cement siding resists almost anything Mother Nature sends its way and still looks beautiful, year after year. Fiber cement siding is a resilient mix of cement and wood pulp. Since fiber cement wears more like concrete than wood, it’s the perfect siding for humid climates like those in Texas. And even though this siding has the durability of cement, it’s manufactured to have the classic look of wood, giving homeowners the curb appeal they desire.
In addition to humidity, James Hardie HardiePlank® fiber cement siding resists damage from:
- Hail impact
- Woodpeckers, termites, and other pests
Not only is fiber cement siding durable and attractive, but it’s also low maintenance. With this combination of benefits, fiber cement siding is the obvious choice for Texas homeowners.
Where to Get HardiePlank Fiber Cement Siding
Beldon®, an award-winning company based in San Antonio, Texas, installs HardiePlank Lap Siding for our clients because it withstands our state’s harsh climate and still looks gorgeous, year after year. If you live in Texas and want to learn more about the benefits of Hardie siding, contact Beldon today. We will be happy to help you explore James Hardie’s many colors and profiles to achieve the perfect look for your home.