Fiber cement siding is an extremely durable material derived from cement, sand, and cellulose fiber which is made to resemble real wood, or pretty much any type of surface you are looking for. The materials are bonded together with high temperature steam. It is insect-proof because it is not real wood, therefore, it offers no food source to bugs. It is fire-resistant, moisture-resistant, and is not prone to warping or cracking, thanks to the cellulose fibers which boost its dimensional stability.
You can choose textured, primed, and pre-painted fiber cement siding that comes from a reputable manufacturer such as James Hardie, CertainTeed, and Nichiha, or your siding can be stained or painted when it is installed. Paint adds another layer of protection, as well as adding an attractive look to your exterior. Fiber cement takes and holds paint and stain extremely well, which creates a uniform look from board to board. And when it comes time to re-coat, it’s a straightforward job.
Fiber cement is a low-maintenance siding option when compared to many others, including wood siding. Since it is made to be resistant to a variety of harmful forces – insects, fungus, extreme temperatures, rain, UV rays, and more – you don't have to worry about a lot of preventative maintenance. Depending on where you live and the amount of pollution the structure is exposed to, you may want to regularly do a simple cleaning with a garden hose or a pressure washer to remove surface grime.
Whether you want your home or business to look like brick, stone, block, shake or smooth lap siding, be assured that the siding products we install are durable and add curb appeal. And because of fiber cement's durability, most manufacturers warrant their products against defects for up to 50 years. What a great value!
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