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The Top 5 Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding

Posted 04-13-2017 at 05:43 AM by lge77

Trying to decide which type of siding to use for your home exterior can be quite a chore. Of course, you want your home to look amazing, you want a wide variety of colors and styles to choose from, and, most importantly, you want it to last.

You will find all of those things, and more, by choosing fiber cement siding.

Chances are that you have already seen this type of siding around town and were not even aware of it, since it looks exactly like painted hardwood siding. Fiber cement siding is made up of sand, a cellulose fiber, and cement, but unless you touch it, you canít distinguish it from hardwood siding.

In the infographic below, Allura USA shows some of the benefits of fiber cement siding. Letís have a quick look at them.

1. Easy Installation: Many do-it-yourselfers find that they can install this type of siding themselves with basic household tools. Should you opt to hire to get one installed, look for a reputable and qualified fiber cement siding contractor.

2. You Canít Beat the Value: When you compare the cost of hardwood siding, the maintenance and upkeep, compared to fiber cement siding, you quickly discover that the cost is pretty much the same, however, there is far less labor involved with this durable type of siding. Most homeowners find that they donít have to paint for 20 or 25 years!

3. Strong and Long Lasting: Unlike its vinyl or hardwood counterparts, fiber cement siding wonít warp, fade, crack, or distort. It is termite proof, not attractive to woodland creatures, like woodpeckers or raccoons, and it simply cannot rot!

4. Super Fire Retardant: With a class A fire retardant rating, you can feel safe knowing that in the event of a fire, your home has the best possible protection! Perhaps best of all; no fire retardants need to be applied every few years.

5. Outstanding Warranty: When you use a reputable siding company to install your siding, almost every manufacturer offers a lifetime warranty. Even for do-it-yourselfers, most companies will offer 20 or 25 year warranty from the manufacturer. These types of warranties are hard to beat!

Fiber cement siding comes in a huge variety of colors, textures, sizes and shapes (panels, shingles/shakes, horizontal and vertical lap sidings) so you are sure to find something that will create the exterior home design that youíve been dreaming of. When you are considering replacing the siding on your home, you canít go wrong by choosing fiber cement siding.
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