Protect Your Home from the Elements

The Northeast can get slammed with hurricanes, winter blizzards, and hot and humid summers. With such drastically different seasons, it’s especially important to feel protected with a dependable exterior for your home.

James Hardie® siding and trim are Engineered for Climate®, with performance attributes that take your region’s climate into account. The HardieZone® System entails climate-specific product formulations, and there's one zone specifically for the Northeast - the HZ5® product zone.

Here are a few ways that James Hardie building products work with your range of Northeast weather:


Hot and humid summers.

James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology is designed for the heat and beating sun. The ColorPlus Technology finish is multi-coated, is baked-on and helps resist fade from damaging UV rays to retain vibrancy longer. James Hardie figured humidity into the equation, too—its products are engineered to withstand damage from the summer moisture.


Cold and snowy winters.

When it comes time for winter, the Northeast flaunts below-freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall (averaging 60-120 inches per year), freezing rain, hail and sleet. HZ5 siding is winter ready, able to resist shrinking, swelling and cracking even after years of wet or freezing conditions.


High winds and storms.

A Nor’easter—a serious storm that gets its name from the direction of the wind—can cause severe flooding, winds and blizzards. James Hardie siding and trim are made with fiber cement, making them a robust option that helps resist the impact of windblown debris.

Heavy winds, blizzards and hurricanes and high winds can hit hard, fast and without much warning in the Northeast, and James Hardie siding can help you feel protected. Check out this video of what homeowners, contractors and architects have to say about Super Storm Sandy and the durable qualities of James Hardie siding.

Protect your house from the elements of the Northeast. After all, it’s more than just a house; it’s your home.