Fiber Cement siding is a great alternative to vinyl and wood products. This siding is mixture of cement, wood fiber, sand and clay. Products such as Weatherboards® and James Hardie® offer superior warranties and benefits to make choosing your home’s siding easy. Here are 10 reasons to choose fiber cement for your home’s exterior.
- Durable – Fiber Cement siding has the durability of cement, yet it is lighter than wood & stone products.
- Fire Resistant – Fiber Cement is highly resistant to ignition with a class 1A fire rating on most brands.
- Insect resistant – Termites and carpenter ants aren’t interested in fiber cements because there isn’t enough wood in the product.
- Rot resistant – Does not absorb water so it does not expand and shrink in wet conditions.
- Low-maintenance – Paint lasts longer on fiber cement because it does not expand and shrink. Most manufacturers also offer pre-primed and painted boards.
- Impact-resistant – Most brands are designed to withstand high winds to reduce any property damage from hail and windblown debris.
- Environmentally friendly – fiber cement siding is composed of natural and sustainable raw materials that are not sourced from endangered environments.
- Made to mimic wood siding – you can get the look of natural wood siding with fiber cement. It is available in shakes, lap siding, vertical siding, half rounds, octagons and a plethora of colors!
- Warranty – Many manufacturers are offering a 50-year limited warranty & 15-year limited warranty on paint.
- Affordable – Fiber cement is less expensive than natural wood siding. You’ll also spend less on painting and maintenance over time.
Consider fiber cement siding for your home improvement project!
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