Fiber cement is a high-quality alternative to wood and vinyl siding. You can have the elegant look of wood siding without the hassle of frequently repainting it to maintain its appearance. If you’ve chosen vinyl siding in the past for its durability, you’ll be happy to know that fiber cement siding is more durable than many types of siding, including vinyl.
When you’re in the market for new siding, make sure you’re getting one that can protect your house in all kinds of weather conditions. To help you make the right choice, our roofers in NJ have prepared a list of the benefits of fiber cement siding:
Fiber cement siding lasts longer than other types of siding. Why? It can withstand extreme weather conditions, such as rain, heat, humidity, frost, and snow. As it is impact-resistant, you won’t have to worry about hail and other wind-borne debris hitting your home. In addition, it is moisture-resistant, so it won’t rot. You also won’t have to worry about cracking and warping. Furthermore, it can withstand exposure to termites and other pests.
Unlike other materials used for siding, fiber cement doesn’t contract or expand in extreme temperature changes. It’s a perfect base for paint.
3. Curb Appeal
Fiber cement siding comes in a range of styles and textures. You can have your exteriors look like wood minus its demanding maintenance requirements. Whether you want the appearance of wood planks, panels, or shingles, you’re sure to find one that suits your home’s architectural style.
Unlike other types of siding, fiber cement siding can be bought primed or primed and painted. For convenience, choose primed-and-painted siding. This type of siding offers lower home maintenance costs as paint applied in the factory is known to last longer than regular paint applied after siding installation.
As fiber cement siding has a zero flame-spread rating, it will not burn. This is a nice feature to have, especially when your area is prone to wildfires. It also has a smoke developed index of 5 when tested compliant with ASTM E84, which measures flame spread as the surface of the material burns.
Because of its durability, many manufacturers provide warranties that cover product defects for up to 50 years. This can help you save on unforeseen repair and replacement expenses.
Fiber cement siding offers more than just curb appeal for your home. It combines form and function into one amazing product. To make the most of your siding replacement project, choose fiber cement siding for your property.
For more information on fiber cement siding and other options, fill out our contact form or call us for a consultation. We’ll be happy to discuss your concerns and offer our expert recommendations. You see, Up and Above Contractors isn’t just a team of roofers in Randolph NJ. We’re also certified James Hardie® fiber cement contractors.
Check out part 1 of our blog to learn more about fiber cement siding.