Installing Fiber Cement Siding On Your Home?


Five Most Important Factors To Consider When Installing Fiber Cement Siding On Your Home

The vinyl siding on your home is starting to look very dull and unexciting.  The color has all but faded away, leaving a lackluster appearance. Should you consider fiber cement for your re-siding project?

Here are five critical factors to think about when considering fiber cement for your re-siding project.

Fiber cement offers beautiful, long-lasting color options and is paintable

You love the idea of a rich brilliant color on your home, but don’t want to watch it fade away like it did on your vinyl siding.  Or, you may change your mind and want a different color someday.

Fiber cement siding options like James Hardie HardiePlank lap siding are available pre-painted and offer a broad range of color options. The paint used on this popular brand of fiber cement lap siding is treated with a baked-on proprietary ColorPlus Technology finish that locks in color and resists fading from UV rays.

Should you change your mind about the color in the future, James Hardie fiber cement siding is paintable and the paint will adhere to the cement siding much longer than traditional wood shingles.

 James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding
Home sided with James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

Natural-looking textures

If you’re anxious to get away from the tired old look of typical siding, fiber cement is a great option. James Hardie offers a range of natural-looking textures and styles in its HardiePlank fiber cement siding line that add interest, dimension and beauty to the look of your home.

Natural wood-grain look of James Hardie HardiePlank Lap Siding

Resists impact damage

Fiber cement siding is strong enough to resist impact damage.  Because it is significantly thicker than other siding types and made from inherently strong materials, it is strong enough to resist damage from the occasional flying object, misguided lawn mower and even hail or hard rain.

Fiber cement is sturdy, durable and holds up to weather

Temperature and humidity can force real wood and other types of siding to expand and contract. Over time this can cause cracking, decay and cost you money for repairs. Because cement is resistant to temperature fluctuation, it holds up well under extreme humidity and seasonal temperature changes.

Better return on investment

According to “Remodeling” magazine’s 2015 “Cost vs. Value Report”, fiber-cement siding returns 84% of its initial cost at resale vs. 80% with vinyl siding. In fact, fiber cement siding was one of the highest national average values in the report.

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