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The Top 5 Reasons to Pick Fiber Cement Siding


Fiber cement siding offers several advantages over wood siding and should be considered along with other siding products. Fiber cement siding is a manufactured product made from a mixture of wood fibers, Portland cement, and sand that has been steam heated and molded into planks.

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The top five fiber cement siding advantages are:

  1. Durability. Fiber cement siding is a very durable material. It is more impact resistant than other types of siding. It will not be damaged by the sun, wind, snow, hail, or sleet. Fiber cement siding will not mold, rot, or mildew.
  2. Appearance. Fiber cement siding mimics the look of real wood siding without the maintenance requirements of real wood. Because fiber cement siding is molded from original wood boards the authentic wood grain look and texture is reproduced exactly. There are many fiber cement siding colors available and the siding can be painted as needed. There are a variety of fiber cement styles available to work with almost any home.
  3. Fire Resistance. Fiber cement siding is resistant to heat and fire. It will not melt or distort when exposed to heat. Fiber cement siding is non-combustible and actually adds some fire protection to your home.
  4. Insect Proof. Insects such as Termites and Carpenter Ants will not eat or burrow into fiber cement siding. This gives your home an added layer of protection against these damaging insects.
  5. Green Construction. Fiber cement siding is environmentally friendly. The ingredients include some renewable natural materials, not chemicals, and is considered a green construction material.

Once you consider the advantages of fiber cement siding you can understand why it is becoming a very popular choice. Top fiber cement siding brands including James Hardie siding, CertainTeed siding, and Crane Siding.

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