The Benefits Of Fiber Cement Siding

Posted on: 7 October 2015

Fiber cement siding is an alternative siding option that is made out of recycled wood fiber and cement, and is applied to the sides of your home in the same manner as other types of siding. However, because of its distinct material makeup, fiber cement siding carries with it a number of distinct benefits. Understanding what fiber cement siding has to offer can help you decide if it is the right fit for your home.

The Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding

  • Durability: Fiber cement siding contains cement, which is an extremely durable material that can withstand a great deal of wear and tear without becoming damaged. However, the cement used in fiber cement siding is further reinforced by wood fibers, which greatly increase the structural strength of your siding. This means that fiber cement siding will be able to withstand physical blunt trauma extremely well, protecting your house from damage. This can be a major benefit in coastal areas that receive storms that could knock down tress.
  • Low Maintenance: Thanks to its high durability, fiber cement siding requires very little maintenance to remain looking brand new. It will not become easily dented or misshapen, and will require no more than a general cleaning with warm soapy water every few months to remove built up dirt and grime.
  • Customization: Fiber cement siding comes in a wide variety of factory made colors and styles, which means that you can easily match the aesthetic of your siding to the rest of your home. Additionally, fiber cement siding can be made to mimic a wide variety of other styles, like stucco, wood, and vinyl, providing you with the aesthetic of another material but the tangible benefits of fiber cement siding. Finally, it is important to note that fiber cement siding can be easily painted with acrylic paint, which means that you can change the look of your house at any point if you want a different aesthetic.
  • Resistance: Because the majority of fiber cement siding is cement, it is resistant or immune to a number of things that can damage other types of siding. It will not rust like metal siding will, is not prone to rot and pest infestation as wood siding is, and will not fade rapidly when exposed to UV rays like vinyl siding is. This helps extend the overall lifespan of fiber cement siding and maintain the aesthetic that it provides to your home.

For professional siding services, contact a company such as Side-Pro, Inc.


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