More homeowners are choosing fiber cement siding thanks to its many benefits. It has strong resistance against rot, cracks, ultraviolet exposure, moisture, wind, hail and snow. Despite its great features, there are still many misconceptions surrounding this material.
One of your leading siding and roofing contractors, Silver Roof Contracting, debunks common myths about fiber cement siding.
It’s Made With Asbestos
In the past, fiber cement was a small part of fiber cement siding formulation. Today, it’s been replaced with safer and more eco-friendly materials. James Hardie® discontinued asbestos use in 1987, meaning it’s been more than three decades since it was used.
Fiber cement costs significantly less than many popular siding materials. You can recoup your investment in higher energy efficiency, improved home value and lower maintenance costs. Moreover, you can get these benefits by hiring an experienced contractor for your fiber cement installation like Silver Leaf Contracting. Our roofers and installers have completed over a thousand projects in the area.
Fiber cement is strong enough to resist common siding issues. It can be pre-coated to enhance its resistance against peeling, chipping, cracking and fading. However, it still requires routine cleaning to maintain its good appearance.
You Can DIY Its Installation
Fiber cement siding around two and a half pounds per square foot. The material can break when not handled properly. Further, it’s installation requires specialized tools and knowledge on how to use them. Leave the job to professionals to ensure a beautiful and long-lasting application.
Whether you need a roof repair or new siding, you can count on Silver Leaf Contracting. We’re a full-service roofing contractor that also specializes in exterior remodeling and repair. Our team installs roofs, windows, doors, siding and more. Call us at (330) 236-4010 or complete our online form to get a free quote.