Key Things You Need to Know about Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement is today’s darling of the siding industry. Its popularity has outlived its novelty, proving that it’s living up to its billing.
Why do more American homes use it as an exterior siding material? Vinylume shares the key things you need to know about fiber cement:
It’s a Combination of Everything
Most siding materials only offer two of the following: beauty, durability, affordability and low-maintenance. Fiber cement delivers a healthy trade-off among all of them. It emulates the look of genuine timber or authentic masonry, and weathers the same as concrete.
Like high-quality vinyl siding, fiber cement products have a virtually maintenance-free finish that takes the heat well and doesn’t fade. It could last for decades with minimal upkeep, lending your home impressive curb appeal for the years to come.
It’s Proof Against Anything
Believe it or not, there’s nothing in nature that can harm fiber cement, especially the one made by James Hardie®. Hardie products are non-combustible, immune to rot, unaffected by termites and impervious to wind and cold. They don’t expand and contract with change in temperature and humidity, preventing them from shrinking and warping, and allowing their sealant and coating to truly hold up.
In other words, they could take whatever nature can throw at them. James Hardie fiber cement siding comes with a 30-year warranty to guarantee their long-term performance.
It’s Not Foolproof
The only downside of fiber cement is it requires high technical proficiency for installation, just like horizontal vinyl siding. When mishandled, fiber cement panels could crack. This is why it should NEVER be a DIY project. Plus, the specialized tools needed to cut and nail them properly are as important as the skilled installers who would wield them.
At Vinylume, we take pride in being a certified contractor for James Hardie. We have the expertise, experience and integrity to deliver flawless work. To schedule your FREE, no-obligation consultation and discuss your CT project in detail, call us at (866) 244-8029 right now.