What’s So Great About Fiber Cement Siding?
Fiber cement is quickly becoming one of the most popular siding materials on the market. In fact, many discerning builders consider it a superior alternative to wood and vinyl.
As a proud Elite Preferred siding contractor for James Hardie®, Colonial Remodeling sheds light on what makes fiber cement the wonder material:
It Is Like Wood…but Better
Superficially, fiber cement is indistinguishable from genuine lumber, but it weathers like masonry. While owes its flexibility and resilience to wood pulp, its Portland cement content lends it superior durability.
It Performs Excellently in All Climates
Fiber cement is a popular choice for siding replacement throughout the climatically diverse United States. It can remain structurally sound in arid, humid, and wintry conditions. It withstands the effects of intense UV rays in high-altitude locations, stands up to the moist conditions of seaside environments and endures perennial freeze-thaw cycles.
It Is Impervious to Heat and Fire
Unlike wood, fiber cement won’t go up in flames. If you want to receive insurance discounts, replacing your old siding with fiber cement may help lower your monthly premiums. In addition to being noncombustible, it resists melting and warping.
It Doesn’t Need Much Upkeep
Many homeowners choose fiber cement for siding installation to escape maintenance overload. All it needs is a garden-hose bath once or twice a year. If you follow the manufacturer’s care guidelines, you can easily rid it of dirt, oil, grease and mold.
Explore James Hardie’s impressive selection of fiber cement siding and trim products and ColorPlus® finishes. Call us at (703) 822-7222 now to schedule your in-home consultation, and get a free estimate in Triangle, VA, or any nearby area.