Whether building a new home or in the midst of renovations, you want your investment to last. Ensuring it is resistant to fire should be a top priority. Fiber cement siding is quickly gaining ground in the construction industry for being non-combustible. It is also a versatile option that offers additional perks.
Resistant to Fire, Harsh Weather, Pests
This lightweight material is made with a mix of sand, cement and cellulose fibers, all of which are sustainable materials, that are non-combustible and non-flammable. They are formed into planks that offer much more than traditional wood or vinyl. If living in areas with heavy moisture, these planks are water-resistant, helping you avoid the headache of mold and mildew. Since they aren’t wood, there is no need to worry about pesky termites eating them away, and they are heavy-duty enough to take on high winds and hail. They are often used in areas prone to tornadoes and hurricanes.
Unlike glossy vinyl, fiber cement siding are designed to resemble natural wood, including a texture that resembles wood grains. Versatile installation options, including overlapping and layering, provide your home with additional elegance and a one-of-a-kind look. They are also paintable, ensuring they match your home. Even after painting them, they are resistant to chips and cracks.
Long-lasting and Easy To Maintain
This durable option also offers peace of mind that repairs and maintenance won’t be needed on a regular schedule. They can simply be washed off with a hose if desired. While this type of siding may cost more upfront, the lack of maintenance costs makes up for it. Compared to its counterparts, it also lasts much longer. Most manufacturers offer long-time warranties, providing further peace of mind that your investment will last.
If protecting your home and making it look unique are top priorities, fiber cement siding is a reliable, durable solution.