Among all siding materials, fiber cement comes closest to perfection. It delivers the best combination of durability, beauty, affordability and sustainability. Other options generally offer just two of these qualities.
To understand why fiber cement siding keeps rising to prominence, Twin Cities Siding Professionals illuminates its best characteristics:
It Wears Like Concrete
The ruggedness of fiber cement rivals that of concrete, but doesn’t share the cost of masonry. Its core ingredients are Portland cement and wood pulp, making it as tough as natural stone. It stands up to the harshest of elements, including wind, rain and ice. Fiber cement is proof against fire, termite infestation and rot, rendering it one of the most resilient siding materials for exterior walls that you could imagine.
If you choose a trusted brand, like James Hardie®, your fiber cement siding is guaranteed to last for many decades.
It Has Wood’s Warmth
Fiber cement lap and shingle siding varieties emulate authentic wood grain to lend your home the traditional look. Thanks to modern manufacturing techniques, fiber cement siding products these days are practically indistinguishable from their real wood counterparts.
In addition, fiber cement can masquerade as stucco. If your home is of Mediterranean style, this aesthetically versatile material could bestow your exterior walls a smooth and simplistic appearance.
It Is Not a Maintenance Nightmare
With proper installation, fiber cement doesn’t require siding repair as often as other materials do. In fact, sporadic cleaning is its only maintenance, which you can do with a garden hose. Apart from saving you from the hassle, its virtually non-existent need for upkeep helps ensure that all of your siding panels look identical. Without having to periodically replace worn-out sections, your Hardie siding system can live its full life while keeping its original parts to the end.
It Is the Greenest
Fiber cement is made from recyclable materials, conserving precious natural resources and diverting waste from landfills. Its exceptional longevity delays the need for replacement, helping to reduce the demand for new products in the future.
Plus, James Hardie is constantly being named the “Greenest Siding Brand” in the Green Builder Media annual Readers’ Choice survey. As a sixth-time winner of the coveted recognition, choosing Hardie means supporting its eco-friendly practices.
At Twin Cities Siding Professionals, we can also reinforce the energy efficiency of James Hardie fiber cement siding with Icynene® spray foam insulation. Call us today at (651) 967-0873 to learn more about our products, services and warranties. We’ll be happy to schedule your FREE, in-home consultation in the Twin Cities at your most convenient date and time.