Woodpeckers Vs. Fiber Cement Siding

Apr 30, 2020

Woodpeckers chip out wood and create holes to search for food or to create cavities for nesting or roosting. Unfortunately, to a woodpecker, wood siding (or siding that looks like wood siding), is simply just a large and oddly-shaped tree. In today’s post, Home Wizards, one of the top siding contractors in our local area, reveals whether or not woodpeckers can damage fiber cement siding.

Woodpeckers and Siding

Woodpeckers tend to excavate roosting holes which is why they can be such a problem. Woodpeckers choose to drill homes because they are large targets. These birds tend to attack homes that are dark in color or homes that have an exterior that looks like naturally naturally stained redwood or cedar. You can deter woodpeckers by tacking a large sheet of plastic over your siding. However, if you have James Hardie® fiber cement siding, you can simply let them be because you have nothing to worry about.

Why Woodpeckers Won’t Attack James Hardie Siding

James Hardie is constructed using materials that can achieve the look of wood but without the vulnerability to pests and woodpeckers. It does not appeal to termites, woodpeckers and other pests. This siding is perfect for homeowners who want the beauty of wood siding without any of its downsides. As one of the leading siding contractors in our area, we can offer you a wide range of siding products from James Hardie.

James Hardie Siding Maintenance

James Hardie siding is incredibly durable. It is designed to withstand hurricanes, snowstorms, long-term UV exposure and more. James Hardie siding is specifically designed to excel in our region’s climate. This siding is also moisture and rot-resistant. It won’t expand, crack or buckle when repeatedly exposed to cycles of precipitation and drying. James Hardie siding is also made using ColorPlus® Technology. It has a baked-on color that resists fading, so it doesn’t require painting.

As one of the top siding contractors in our area, we’re proud to offer our customers high-quality James Hardie fiber cement siding. Our crews and staff are trained in siding and trim installations, so no home is too big or too small for our services. Our fiber cement siding is strong enough to protect your home from severe weather. It’s also not vulnerable to insects or birds. Call us at (770) 998-1809 to learn more about our financing options and to request a consultation. You can also contact us here.


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