Woodpeckers are attracted to siding for various reasons. They make a loud tapping sound as a way to attract a potential mate. When it is time for them to breed, they create holes that will serve as nests for their eggs and hatchlings, as well as food storage. They could also be looking for food such as insects. Unfortunately, for these birds, wood siding is just like any other tree they can tap with their beaks.
In this blog, local siding installation contractor Peninsula Siding Company, Inc. explains whether or not fiber cement siding can suffer woodpecker damage.
Woodpeckers Attacking Siding
For woodpeckers, any residential property that has a dark-colored exterior or looks like naturally stained redwood or cedar are easy targets they can drill holes on. These birds, however, can be deterred through different methods. The most common is tacking a large sheet of plastic, like a drop cloth or heavy-duty garbage bag, over the wood or metal of the home’s exterior.
Woodpeckers and James Hardie® Siding
If, however, you equip your home’s exterior with James Hardie® fiber cement siding, you can rest easy knowing woodpeckers won’t inflict much damage to it even when they tap violently on it with their beaks. That’s because the material is constructed to imitate the appearance of wood. Aside from woodpeckers, fiber cement is impervious to termites and other insects that will try to make it their home.
Peninsula Siding Company, Inc., is one of the leading siding contractors in the area that offers a wide range of siding products from the renowned siding manufacturer. In addition to being invulnerable to animal damage, James Hardie’s siding and trim are engineered to withstand the specific climate in which they are used. It includes a 30-year warranty on all siding and a 15-year warranty on the ColorPlus® Technology paint finish.
We are proud to be a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor, which speaks of our commitment to top-notch workmanship and customer service. Learn more about our siding options by giving us a call today at (650) 529-6798. You may also fill out our contact form to request an estimate.