Four Advantages Of Fiber Cement Siding

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Fiber cement is a building material that is made out of cement that has fibers running through it to add to the structural strength of the material. The unique material qualities of fiber cement siding provide a set of distinctive benefits that make it well suited for installation as siding on your home. Understanding what the four largest benefits associated with fiber cement siding are can help you make an informed decision about whether or not it is the right type of siding material for your home's needs.

Durability

Fiber cement siding is best known for its extremely high durability, which means that it can withstand a significant amount of physical pressure from the elements—including falling debris, constant temperature fluctuations, and even hail—without breaking and allowing water to enter your home. This durability also translates into a long lifespan, so you won't have to worry about constantly repairing or replacing sections of your siding due to wear and tear.

Fire Resistance

Another important thing to note about fiber cement siding is that it is extremely fire-resistant. While this does not mean that your home will be immune to fire damage if it has fiber cement siding on it, this type of siding can help slow the spread of fire, which is an important safety benefit and extremely important if you live in an area that is prone to dry summers and wildfires.

Appearance

Fiber cement siding can be made to mimic the appearance of other common types of siding material, such as wood, allowing you to enjoy the material benefits associated with choosing fiber cement while also enjoying the aesthetic appeal of another type of material. Fiber cement siding also comes in a range of different colors and can be easily painted to update the look of your home at any point in the future without having to pay for the installation of entirely new siding.

Pest-, Rot-, and Rust-Resistant

The last notable thing about fiber cement siding is that it is not susceptible to the various types of damage that can eat away at other common siding materials. It will not rot or become infested with pests, as can happen to wood that is improperly sealed and exposed to a large amount of moisture, nor will it rust, which can cause damage to steel siding. This means that there is little maintenance associated with keeping your siding in good condition, especially when coupled with the material's high natural durability. 

For more information, reach out to companies like Weather-Tek Home Remodeling Center.

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