Benefits Of Fiber Cement Siding
One of the hottest trends in the home renovation industry is fiber cement siding and for good reason! James Hardie developed their first version of fiber cement siding in the 1980s and only kept expanding on this game-changing idea.
What separated Hardies’ formula apart from previous successors is the fact that they used absolutely ZERO asbestos, a harmful compound no longer used in the construction of homes.
Today, we still rely on James Hardie’s innovative ideas and effective designs for all of our fiber cement siding projects. Personally, we love their HZ5 product line based solely on the fact it is designed for our climate here in Missouri.
Who wouldn’t want that?
If you are going back and forth between multiple different styles of siding for your home, hopefully, we can shed some light on the benefits of fiber cement siding.
The Most Durable Siding Available
If durability is one of your most desired qualities in siding, look no further than fiber cement. Unlike wood or vinyl, fiber cement is not affected by extreme weather, water damage, or even open flames.
The James Hardie version of fiber cement we love today is composed of cement, sand, water, and cellulose fibers, although each version of their products has a slightly different makeup depending on the needs of specific environments.
It comes as no surprise to us here at XteriorPRO that time and time again fiber cement siding ranks #1 as the best cost vs value investment you can make to your home. Sure, a brand new kitchen or bathroom might sound like a great idea, but oftentimes these additions do not add value to your home in the long run.
Fiber cement siding is surprisingly affordable and requires little to no maintenance. It adds a thick layer of protection between your family and outside elements and has a lifespan of upwards of 50 years!
That’s right, 50 years! Fiber cement lasts exponentially longer than wood and vinyl because, well, it’s cement! Termites, ants, and other critters have no desire to start chewing through cement and sand, and I can’t say we blame them.
The weather can get a little rough here in Missouri, so being able to rely on your home to keep you warm and dry is something that should never be taken for granted. When it comes down to it, there is no stronger siding than fiber cement.
Any Look You Want
Who says fiber cement can’t be beautiful? Nowadays, skilled professionals can shape fiber cement siding and trim into many different shapes and styles to match some of the most popular siding styles in the country.
When you can’t tell the difference between wood, vinyl, and fiber cement siding, that’s when we know we did a good job.
Thanks to ColorPlus Technology from James Hardie, homeowners can have their fiber cement siding painted with a special finish that lasts much longer than typical paint.
We know one of the biggest factors homeowners consider when planning a home renovation is cost. Everything comes down to cost!
In the contractor world, we determine the price per square foot for each siding type. While styles, colors, and other factors play a big role in the fluctuating prices between products, fiber cement siding can be cheaper than wood or vinyl in the long run. Of course, there are cheaper products out there if you do your research.
Here at XteriorPro, we don’t settle for the cheapest option. We settle for the BEST.
Who Doesn’t Love A Complimentary Warranty?
All homeowners who opt for James Hardie fiber cement siding are automatically granted a 30-year non-prorated materials and labor warranty to cover the extremely slim chance that anything could happen.
And, homeowners who have ColorPlus Technology integrated into their project will receive an additional 15-year finish warranty that protects the entire home in case of peeling, blistering, flaking, etc.
Your Vision. Our Mission.
At the end of the day, our mission is to provide each and every customer with top-notch service that accomplishes each of the main adjectives for a home renovation.
If this detailed breakdown of all the benefits of fiber cement siding has piqued your interest, give us a call! We are happy to answer all questions regarding fiber cement siding or other product lines.
Maybe, just maybe, we can help you make a final decision that will benefit your home in the most effective way possible.
Give us a call at (636) 939-4800 to get started today!