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Siding Comparison: Fiber Cement Versus Vinyl

Choosing the right siding for your home is a complicated process. You have to take into account your home’s architecture, geography, neighborhood, as well as your own tastes and budget. Since everyone’s situation is different, there is no universal solution. Don’t worry though, because Colonial Remodeling has you covered. We are experts in fiber-cement and vinyl siding in Fairfax, VA. Here is an overview on both siding options.

Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber-Cement Siding

Fiber cement is made up of cement, cellulose fibers, and sand. It is a composite material that is strong, durable, and weather-resistant. James Hardie®, leading manufacturer of superior fiber-cement siding, includes two additional features exclusive to their products. These are:

• ColorPlus® Technology

James Hardie siding is covered with multiple coats of paint. This creates a stronger bond that resists peeling, chipping, or cracking. A special proprietary finish is also added to resist UV rays so that the colors won’t fade in the sun. James Hardie fiber cement also comes in a stylish color palettes which design experts created to match any home.

• HardieZone™ System

James Hardie siding products are tailored to suit your area’s climate. The HZ5™ product line, for example, is perfect for climates with freezing temperatures and extreme seasonal temperature variations. Meanwhile, the HZ10™ line provides optimal protection from the strong winds, humidity, and sweltering heat of the coming months.

Vinyl Siding

Mastic Home Exteriors produces one of the highest quality siding products on the market today. Mastic vinyl siding is low maintenance, sustainable, and resistant to weather and thermal expansion. It features a couple of other benefits, including:

• Wide Range of Styles and Colors

Under their traditional lap siding category alone you already have nine unique vinyl siding styles to choose from. Color selections are just as varied. To give an example from a single siding, the Quest Double 4” line has 17 premium exterior colors and 18 exterior colors available.

If you don’t like traditional lap siding, Mastic also offers insulated siding, vertical siding, as well as shakes and shingles. With this array of options, you can surely find the right siding for you.

• Ease of Installation and Maintenance

Several factors combine to make Mastic vinyl siding a breeze to install on your home. Panels are light and engineered for very fast installation. They can even flex in order to fit around tight spaces and ensure a perfect professional finish. Since vinyl never needs to be painted or stained—they only require a wash every now and then—it’s very easy to maintain as well.

Different products offer different benefits for your home. Give us a call if you would like help in choosing the best product or for more information on our products and services.Whether you want to install fiber cement siding by James Hardie, vinyl siding in Fairfax, VA, or any of our other home improvement services, we will be glad to assist you.

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