Is Your Siding Attracting or Preventing Fire?
Mother nature is unpredictable. Thousands of wildfires have decimated Southern California’s homes, and many homeowners have asked, “What siding best protects my home against these wildfires?”
We at Approved Contractor understand that you want to protect your precious family, possessions, and keepsakes. We’re on a mission to introduce homeowners to the best type of siding that will protect their home and give them assurance that their home will withstand everything life throws their way.
Which Type of Siding Is Fire-Resistant?
Before we introduce the best type of siding to resist fires, we need to talk about the kinds of siding that don’t.
One of the most common siding materials homeowners choose is vinyl siding. However, vinyl siding is made from manufactured plastic, meaning it will melt fast when exposed to the heat of a fire. FEMA does not recommend installing vinyl siding on Southern California homes.
Wood siding is a low-cost alternative to other siding materials, but is more susceptible to burning in a fire. Water damage and pest infestation are also common problems with wood siding, so we don’t recommend it to our homeowners.
Fiber Cement Siding Resists Fires
One of the best siding materials on the market is fiber cement siding. It does not ignite fires, due to the durability of its composition: cement, sand, and wood fibers. Fiber cement is naturally flame retardant.
Protect Your Home from Fires with James Hardie
The type of fiber cement siding we install is the most popular brand in America — James Hardie siding. Even if your home hasn’t experienced damage in the recent wildfires, your old siding can be replaced as a preventative measure.
A Great Look for Your Home
Enjoy fire resistance without sacrificing beauty, style, and durability. Hardie siding is available in a variety of styles and colors to complement your California home. It even looks like wood, but without the dangers!
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Fire Rating and Fire-Resistant Features of James Hardie Siding
Hardie siding has a Class A fire rating, meaning it has gone through rigorous testing to be certified. Class A has a flame-spread rating of 0 to 25, so it can withstand fire for longer than any other classification.
Insurance companies often offer discounts for homes sided with James Hardie’s non-combustible siding and trim products. Talk with your insurance company, and ask about the possibility of a discount due to your durable fiber cement siding.
Approved Contractor — The Best Choice for Fire-Resistant Siding Installation
When it comes to picking a contractor to install your fire-resistant siding, you want the best. Many companies will try to cut corners and install inferior products under the surface. But at Approved Contractor, we use James Hardie siding from A-Z for the entire process.
With over 10 years in business and nearly 800 5-star reviews from verified customers in the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas, you will see that our top priority is to protect your home and treat it like it’s our own.
Don’t risk the possibility of major fire damage. Get fire-resistant siding for your home with Approved Contractor today.