The material you use for the siding, or wall cladding, of your house heavily influences your property’s curb appeal, performance, durability, and ability to last long. Some popular choices include wood, vinyl, stone and brick. However, these materials do not strictly meet all previously mentioned standards. At best, you get two or three of them. This is where fiber cement comes in. A resilient mixture of Portland cement and cellulose fibers, this relatively new siding material used by expert roofing contractors changes the game in many ways.
Why Use Fiber Cement Siding?
Fiber cement siding delivers incredible functionality to residential structures. It only requires minimal upkeep since it is virtually rot-proof, termite-proof and fireproof. It also remains unaffected by strong winds and extreme cold even years after installation. Although you can find other siding material options with similar benefits, fiber cement goes for just a fraction of their cost.
This is why, according to veteran roofers, 15% of newly built homes today are covered with this material.
How Long Does It Last?
It is critical that a professional installs your fiber cement siding, particularly due to the fact that it weighs about 2½ pounds per square foot. If mishandled, it has the tendency to crack. Specialized tools are also needed to cut, nail and trim it.
Let us say that your fiber cement cladding was completed by a pro. There are warranties that last for 25 years and longer, plus the 15-year warranty of most factory-made finishes rallies against flaking and fading. You will surely reap the benefits of fiber cement siding for a long time.
Ready to remodel the exterior of your home? Silver Leaf Contracting is here to assist you. We provide a wide range of professional exterior services, such as roof repair, siding installation and windows replacement, to residential properties in Ohio. Call us today at (330) 313-0620 or fill out our convenient contact form here to get started with a no-obligation consultation.