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Fiber-Cement Siding

Fiber-cement is a great siding option, but it is still fairly new in North America. Fiber cement is also referred to as Hardie Board siding.  The two names are interchangeable. James Hardie's "Hardie Board" siding just happens to be the lead manufacturer of fiber cement products. 

At a much lower cost than wood, fiber-cement features great durability and a “wood-like” appearance. However, unlike wood, this product doesn’t expand and contract in different temperatures. This translates to lower maintenance. Keep in mind, the installation of fiber-cement is crucial to its overall performance.

Most consider fiber-cement as an alternative to wood siding. Homeowners that want the look of wood but don’t want the hassles and costs associated with it may find much happiness with fiber-cement siding.  It is typically more durable than wood and is also termite-resistant, water-resistant, non-combustible.

Fiber-cement is composed of cement, sand, and cellulose fiber that have been autoclaved to increase its strength and dimensional stability. It is warranted to last 50 years. However, it is also expensive to install due to the difficultly transporting this heavy material, and because joints must be caulked.

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Fiber Cement Siding could be the right match for you and your home’s needs. However, you'll want to make sure you are choosing the right siding material for your home and your budget. If you would like to find out if fiber cement siding will work for you, we offer Free Siding Quotes from top quality local contractors.

Siding 101

There is a lot to know and to understand about siding before making an informed decision on the siding that is right for your house. You may be surprised, but it’s more than just the way it looks on the outside of your home. To truly understand siding, you must first understand what its importance is and how it is applied.

Shopping for Vinyl Siding

Any conscious consumer is wise enough to keep their budget in mind while shopping around for new siding, or any other item for that matter. Siding, in particular, can be broken down into the cost for installation and the cost for material. These are the two areas that you should focus on when trying to purchase the best siding option that fits into your budget. Furthermore, their will be additional costs for maintaining your siding that you should make sure to consider.

Siding Preparation

Of course you are paying to have your siding installed and most of the work rests in the hands of the professionals you have hired, but before the professionals arrive at your house there are a few things that you can do to prepare for them. The good news is that these things are not very difficult or time-consuming at all. In fact, it should only take you a few minutes.