Fiber cement siding is typically made to look like wood, but can also mimic cedar shakes or even brick or stone. It offers the performance of concrete and can withstand the harshest elements. If ever there was a product that expertly combined appearance, durability, maintenance and affordability—this is it. Most siding products will provide two or three – you might get good looks, and the ability to withstand the elements with higher maintenance, or low maintenance and good looks, at a high price. But only fiber cement siding can provide all four of these.
Weighing the pros and cons of Fiber Cement siding can be easily done, as there are many more pros than cons:
- High end appearance
- Long life span
- Cost effective
- Only requires painting about every 20 years
- Very low maintenance
- Fire and moisture resistant
While the pros are appealing, it’s important to look at all the aspects of this type of siding, including the drawbacks. In the case of fiber cement siding, the only real drawback is that the material used to create it is more expensive than vinyl or wood composite, which means you’ll pay more for it upfront.
Fiber cement siding is most popular in the Pacific (35% of new homes) and Mountain (33%) regions, followed by the West North Central (22% – which also includes Missouri) and the West South Central (15%) regions.
Clayton Restoration offers two excellent choices when it comes to fiber cement siding: Louisiana Pacific (LP) SmartSide and James Hardie siding.
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