Fiber cement siding can successfully masquerade as wood or masonry at a much lower price point. This is the only siding that combines the performance of masonry: minimal maintenance, is rot, fire, and termite-proof, and is unaffected by extreme temperatures. Designers and architects recommend fiber cement siding since it is an affordable option and it’s even accepted for some historic districts.
Weather and Fire Resistant
While wood siding is susceptible to moisture and harsh weather conditions and tends to expand and peel over time, fiber cement siding has been engineered based on climate research. It is extremely durable and withstands extremes of both hot and cold temperature changes. It is impervious to strong UV radiation at high altitudes and doesn’t become brittle in cold or below-zero temperatures. Fiber cement siding is specifically designed to withstand the demands of your particular climate. James Hardie siding Denver will not ignite when exposed to flame or melt like traditional vinyl siding. In locations that are vulnerable to wildfires, some insurance companies offer a discount for homes sided in fiber cement since it is non-combustible.
Fiber cement siding is a certifiable green product made from sustainable materials such as wood pulp (wood waste that would otherwise be discarded) and cement. The making of fiber cement siding doesn’t require the use of fossil fuels like vinyl siding and it makes an affordable option for eco-conscious buyers.
Curb Appeal and Resale Value
Because fiber cement looks so natural, it can elevate the curb appeal of a home. A reason for the returns found in fiber cement siding replacement is the ability to enhance the curb appeal as first impressions about the exterior of a home can make a significant impact on a potential buyer. Fiber cement siding can easily be painted in versatile ways to make your home stand out if it’s on the market. James Hardie is a leading manufacturer of fiber cement siding and has been ranked by with the highest return on investment by Remodeler Magazine’s 2017 Cost vs. Value Report. Contact our qualified siding contractors today to discuss your project.