Why It’s Not Hard Deciding to Go with Hardie Siding – Part 3: Fiber Cement – The Curb’s Eye View
It’s hard not to like fiber cement siding. Durable, cost-effective, and long-lasting are all attributes anyone will want in a siding material, after all. It should hardly come as a surprise then that, as reported in Remodeling magazine’s yearly Cost vs Value assessments, installing fiber cement siding has ranked #1 in terms of return on investment for the past 10 years. The view from the curb, in particular, is undoubtedly one of the factors that affect not only the profitability, but also the popularity of using fiber cement siding.
Simulating Wood and Stone
For homes with a more traditional look, matching and maintaining that original appearance can be a costly and time-consuming job. Fiber cement siding’s ability to mimic the look and feel not just of wood, but also of stone, goes a long way towards reducing or even eliminating the difficulty of maintaining older homes. And because fiber cement siding can be painted, it makes it easier to match both the texture and color of your home’s exterior.
Though vinyl also boasts the ability to similarly mimic wood’s look and texture, there is no guarantee that a company will carry the exact color of your home’s original siding. With fiber cement siding, as long as you can match or simulate the home’s original paint color, your ability to maintain your home’s original look is virtually assured.
Styling Modern Homes
One of the best things about fiber cement siding is that its versatility allows it to be used on both traditional and modern home styles. More modern homes usually veer away from wood and stone designs but that’s no problem with fiber cement siding as the material can be made to accommodate various textures and finishes.
Fiber cement siding has a lot to offer but you can only really truly make the most out of it if you work with a reputable contractor. This will ensuring your siding is installed properly, which will help guarantee that it performs as it should.