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Really? San Francisco Has a Weather Code?

Posted by Petalyn Swartalbert

Feb 26, 2014


Home Siding products Engineered for ClimateSure it does! It's called HZ10® at the Hardie factory. Weatherproofing your siding is (and ought to be) customizable. 

You know that incessant wind and fog, then the 90+ degree heat and heavy rains (please, please, more rain)? Its the extreme contrast in weather, temperature, and moisture, that tend to be hardest on high performance and endurance for most things on earth. If you live 7000ft or so above sea level, there's the snow. Then, of course we have our beautiful California coast as well as the Bay. We absolutely have it all. So it stands to reason and science, that a customized envelope is an awesome idea, because we all care about performance over the long haul.
We prepare everything else around us for the weather we face. Why not, even more so, our home?


How are Other Areas Different?

Home Siding products Engineered for ClimateContrasting our climate is the dry heat of Utah and Arizona, the humidity of Texas and the South, and the below zero conditions of East Coast winters.

Here's what James Hardie has to say about the thinking behind customizing their product for geo-location:

 "James Hardie provides siding products that are Engineered for Climate®. We call this The HardieZone System. It provides siding with specific performance attributes relative to the climate where the product is being used. As a result, James Hardie gives you the ability to put the optimum siding on a project regardless of your location. We based The HardieZone System on the eight individual climatic variables that primarily affect long-term performance of siding. Using these factors we arrived at ten distinct climatic zones. Though different, we found common variables in certain regions, allowing us to engineer the HZ5® product line for zones 1 through 5 and the HZ10® product line for zones 6 through 10."

Read Part One "Myths and Truths About Weather-proofing Your Home" 

If you'd like to read more about the benefits of Hardie zoning click here

Did you know that excess moisture leads not only to mold but also to elevated levels of Radon gas?  Here's some extensive information you should be aware of from the American Cancer Society.


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S.E.A. & Peninsula Siding

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