A Moisture Barrier is an Important Siding Component

New siding can make your home look great while also providing protection against the elements. Choosing a siding material like James Hardie® fiber cement siding can add an extra level of protection and insulation. But even the strongest and most durable siding needs a little additional help when it comes to keeping moisture out of your home. Which is why we highly recommend including a moisture barrier be included in every siding project.

Wrapping your home in a moisture barrier as a base layer under your new siding can help protect it against extreme weather and climate conditions. At Amazing Exteriors our siding moisture barrier of choice is either GreenGuard® or HardieWrap® by James Hardie.

  • HardieWrap’s composition allows your home to breathe, which helps to avoid the buildup of mold and mildew. This feature also allows moisture to escape, preventing swelling that could warp or “gap” the exterior siding layer.
  • GreenGuard is terrific at repelling moisture and preventing it from seeping into substrate and, from there, into your home.

 

Your choice of moisture barrier depends on the type of siding you choose, the climate conditions typically experienced in your area, and your budget. But please include a budget item for a moisture barrier in order to protect the investment you have made in your home and your new siding.

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