FIBER CEMENT SIDING
Wood siding is a classic look for homes that is highly sought after because of its endless beauty. For many homeowners however, the maintenance that wood requires as well as its hefty cost makes it an unlikely alternative for the siding of their home. For homeowners that desire the look of wood without as much maintenance and a lower cost, fiber cement siding is a good choice. Available in a wide variety of textures that resemble the look of natural wood, fiber cement siding offers more benefits than wood, making fiber-cement siding a viable choice for many homeowners.
What is Fiber Cement Siding?
Cement and cellulose fibers are combined with sand and water to create fiber cement siding. A very close imitation to wood siding, fiber cement siding is durable, maintenance free and non-combustible, making it a great option for many homes.
Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding
For homeowners that love the look of wood siding but do not want to deal with the frequent need for maintenance or high cost of wood siding, fiber cement siding is a great choice. Fiber cement siding is very a very durable, impact resistant choice for siding. With the ability to withstand rising and falling temperatures without expanding or contracting and the resistance to moisture, fiber cement siding is a very durable choice for just about any home.
Fiber cement siding rates highest on the scale of the fire/flame spread rating, making it virtually fireproof. Since fiber cement siding is resistant to moisture it is also resistant to rotting, even in the shadiest areas of your home that have the largest potential for moisture and rotting. Fiber cement siding is not susceptible to termites or other wood loving pests as well, making it an all around durable choice of siding for your home.
What Choices are Involved in Fiber Cement Siding?
Fiber cement siding is available from a wide variety of manufacturers and is available either only primed or both primed and painted. Typically the paint that is applied by the manufacturer is a heartier paint that is applied in the proper conditions to make the paint last for a longer period of time, extending the durability of your fiber cement siding when you choose the primed and painted siding.
Fiber cement siding is available in boards, shakes and panels, all of which do a great job at giving a home the look of wood siding.
Fiber cement siding is one of the more durable choices in home siding options, which is why most manufacturers offer warranties against defects in fiber cement siding for up to 50 years.