Homeowners who are considering to install siding in St. Paul do so either because they are building a new home, replacing old or damaged siding, or looking to forgo expensive exterior repaint costs. Among the various types of materials available, fiber cement siding has become popular for homeowners because of many reasons. The material lasts long, requires low maintenance, looks good and performs well.
Fiber cement siding can endure different elements and hazards. A BobVila.com article explains why they can last for a long time: “Each of the major manufacturers offers a line of fiber cement siding that meets or exceeds standards set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials”. When a fiber cement siding is installed in your home, it will only require minimal maintenance, while still being able to provide the right protection.
The material can also protect you and your home from fire, hurricanes, and other elements. In fact, it has been recommended by hurricane zone building codes to be installed in homes that are in hurricane, tornado, and wildfire prone areas because it is able to withstand windblown debris and other hazards.
Additionally, fiber cement siding does not rot since it can resist even severe climates and cannot be damaged due to precipitation. It is recommended for all climates, but ideal for areas with hot and humid weather. It also does not warp or crack and can resist moisture that can be hazardous to the home.
Available in different designs and textures, fiber cement siding is available in whatever color and hue the homeowner may need. The BobVila.com article explains that it can improve the aesthetic appeal of the home further, with “[s]ome fiber cement siding products… made to resemble wood, while others imitate the look of natural fieldstone, stacked flagstone, or brick.”
Installing James Hardie siding in St. Paul is a popular choice for homeowners, especially because it is eco-friendly. Industry professionals have commended the manufacturer for producing ‘Green and Sustainable’ products. Their fiber cement siding is made from natural raw materials that have low toxicity levels, and they undergo various tests to ensure that there are more waste materials recycled than thrown.
(Article Image and Excerpts from Fiber Cement Siding 101, Bob Vila)