Loma, Montana holds the world record for greatest temperature change in a 24-hour period. On January 15th, 1972 the temperature rose 103 degrees, from -54 degrees to 49 degrees Fahrenheit. Weather patterns change constantly in Montana and having your home’s exterior ready to handle these changes is imperative. At CK Builders we want to help take the guesswork out of what products will handle Montana’s unique weather environment and protect your home for years to come.
Hardie Plank Siding:
Unlike vinyl siding which expands and contracts with temperature changes, Hardie Plank Siding is designed to ensure climate resistance. Made of fiber cement, it is a natural choice to protect your home from wood-boring insects, birds, hail, cold and heat. Hardie Siding comes in a variety of colors and styles. From Select Cedarmill used on historic and outdoorsy homes to Beaded Smooth used on traditional and modern homes, Hardie Siding makes a great choice for exterior finishes. Hardie fiber cement siding has been cured between coats in a controlled environment. This creates a strong bond in the siding, making it harder for the weather to damage it. This is siding for your house in Havre, Montana.
Replacing the oxidizing aluminum siding used in years past, steel siding comes to the table with a basket of benefits. Steel siding is fire resistant holding a high melting point and fire penetration. It is available in a number of styles and colors. From Board and Batten to straight lap, steel siding offers quite a few design options. Steel siding is eco-friendly made from recycled steel, and it is very low maintenance. Steel siding also brings its strength to the table by being hail resistant. Steel siding is built not to blister, crack, flake, peel, or split in harsh weather. Best of all, steel siding is available with an insulated foam panel which gives you more insulation value. This is something any Montana general contractor should tell you when you are looking for the right siding.
Heavy Weight Insulated Vinyl Siding:
Insulated vinyl siding is another option when replacing the exterior of your home. The insulated foam backing gives the vinyl more strength, not to mention in increased R value. It is available in several colors and profiles allowing you to mix and match your homes exterior. Vinyl siding is less expensive than Hardie or Steel which makes this a great option for owners on a budget.
Cedar siding is for those homeowners who want to create a rustic, authentic look for their homes. Fortunately, this style of siding has more than just looks. Cedar siding was designed to insulate, making it one of the few siding styles that will actively add warmth to a home. Remember cedar is one of the more expensive siding styles on the market but the insulation benefits for harsh climates could be the deal maker for this exterior option.
Stone Coated Metal Roofing:
If hail, wind, or fire are an issue in your area you may want to consider stone coated steel roofing. Offering a Class-A fire warranty, Class 4 hail penetration warranty, 120 mph wind warranty, and energy efficiency, stone coated steel is definitely the first choice in roofing products for harsh weather environments. Available in several profiles and colors, stone coated steel roofing has something for everyone.
If you live in a zone where hail is prevalent, you may want to consider changing out your aluminum fascia and gutters for steel. Steel is more resistant to hail and is available in a wide range of colors to choose from.
With a little planning, you can install exterior products that will withstand the harsh weather patterns of Montana, keeping your house looking its best regardless of what Mother Nature throws your way. Give CK Builders in Havre a call today and let us take the guesswork out of protecting your homes exterior.