Pros of Fiber Cement Siding
We all want the best for our beloved homes. Especially if you exerted so much time, effort, and money in building your dream home, you become a design enthusiast real quick. Your eye for design stands out because you definitely choose well when it comes to the materials you use for your home. From roof to floor, there is just so much beauty and durability echoing all over.
More so for the walls, you always give your best shot. That is why you chose to install fiber cement siding over other materials out there. And you know what, you will never regret this. Here are the reasons why.
Since fiber cement siding is made up with a mix of cellulose fiber material, Portland cement, silica, sand, water and other additives, it surely is durable. The cement and sand contents make fiber cement siding termite-resistant. Its durability also guarantees that the material resists common hazards, such as fire, wind, rain, and insects. No matter how soaking wet the walls will be, they will never rot and crack. Best thing is fiber cement siding lasts for 50 years or more!
While other sidings are not flexible enough when it comes to the way they are designed, fiber cement siding is. This material can be primed and painted on or off site. And if the time comes that you want to change the colour of it, there will be no problem as water-based acrylic paints stick well to it. Different panel sizes and colour treatments can be applied as well. Plus, fiber cement siding does not expand and contract so much like wood siding.
Fiber cement siding costs less than stucco and a bit more than vinyl siding. But because of all the features it has, costs are kept at the minimum. Refinishing works are to follow in the next 15 years upon installation. Maintenance is nearly free, considering the material’s resistance to hazards, cracks, and even rotting. Guess that will leave you and your neighbours in awe.
What to keep in mind before choosing fiber cement siding
Of course there is always the other side of the coin. Cons of fiber cement siding include installation challenges and price dilemma. It requires two skilled people to install as the weight and size are only manageable by them. That is double the pay. There are also health risks to those exposed to dust when cutting fiber cement siding. Furthermore, specific tools are required to cut it. If you want pre-painted fiber cement sidings, they are really beautiful but are quite pricey.
When choosing the best, it is still important to know both its pros and cons. Best of all, do not overthink. Trust the advice of experts, and conduct additional research on your own.
Written by True Son Exteriors, the best contractors for siding in Columbia, MO.