Why Choose Fiber-Cement Siding?

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Why Choose Fiber-Cement Siding?

4 December 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


As one of the most newly developed types of siding, fiber-cement offers several advantages over older options such as vinyl and aluminum. These advantages encourage almost 15 percent of new home owners to opt for fiber-cement as a siding material.

If you are having siding installed or replaced, you should research the advantages and disadvantages of each material to make an informed decision on which is best for your home. The following are five major advantages of fiber-cement siding.

Durability

Fiber-cement siding is probably the most durable option available to homeowners who don't want to invest in more expensive options like brick, stone, cedar, and log siding.

Fiber-cement resists infestations by termites and other pests, and it is also fire resistant. While moisture can cause rot to develop in wood siding, fiber-cement siding will not suffer from rot damage. Fiber-cement siding can be expected to last at least 35 years, and its lifespan is typically longer than that of vinyl or aluminum. 

Maintenance

Thanks to its durability, it is unlikely that fiber-cement will need any maintenance over the years. The very limited maintenance needs of fiber-cement siding often leave manufacturers and contractors willing to provide long warranties on service and replacement for fiber-cement siding. 

Appearance

Fiber-cement siding can be designed and painted to achieve a wide variety of appearances. It can be made to look like brick, wood shingles, or wood planks, and it can also offer a flat, glossy surface if desired. Fiber-cement siding tends to contribute to curb appeal while also increasing a home's resale value. 

Cost

Although the upfront costs of siding a home with fiber-cement are often more than they would be for aluminum or vinyl, the increased lifespan of fiber-cement makes it a cheaper option in the long run. Having fiber-cement siding installed should be considered an investment that will pay off in lower maintenance costs and a higher home value. 

Sustainability

One of the most significant advantages of fiber-cement siding is the sustainability of using this construction material. Recycled materials can be used to create fiber-cement siding. Also, fiber-cement does not include toxic components like asbestos that are harmful to both people and the environment. 

Is fiber-cement right for your home?

While there are clearly many advantages to fiber-cement siding, it is not necessarily the best option for every homeowner. Fiber-cement is a relatively affordable and durable siding material that is not susceptible to types of damage often associated with exposure to moisture. Although if you're in need of siding repair, consider updating your siding instead of just fixing it.