For the longest time, people have been protecting the walls of their home from the harsh elements with siding options like wood, vinyl and metal. While these three remain viable choices, they’re also known for having a wide variety of problems. This is why you may want to ask a siding contractor to install fiber cement siding.
What Is Fiber Cement Siding?
Fiber cement siding is a type of siding material made of cellulose fibers, cement and filler material like silica sand or fly ash. Fiber cement siding is sold either as planks (for lap siding), strips (for tile or shingle siding) or large panels (for smooth board or stucco siding). Fiber cement colors are either mixed in during the manufacturing process or painted over after installation.
Fiber cement siding’s biggest advantage over other roofing materials is its durability. This type of siding boasts incredible resistance against most problematic factors. Unlike wood and metal siding, fiber cement will not suffer from rot and rust. It also won’t turn brittle because of temperature changes like vinyl. Of course, this type of siding will boast better durability if installed by experts in professional siding services like us.
Lower Maintenance Requirements
Fiber cement siding is considered a low-maintenance option. Whereas other siding materials require applying protective coatings on a regular basis, keeping fiber cement in good shape mostly involves using a garden hose to wash the dirt off the surface every few months. Even with minimal maintenance, fiber cement siding can last for at least 25 years.
Greater Energy Efficiency
Fiber cement siding has excellent thermal resistance, which means it helps improve your home’s insulation, especially if properly installed by a professional. Because of this, your HVAC unit will have an easier time regulating your home’s indoor air temperature and use less energy in the long run. This lowers the cost of your monthly electric bills.
Get fiber cement siding for your home. Hill Roofing Corporation provides siding products and services in Arlington and Manassas, VA. Contact us at (703) 291-0311, or fill out this online contact form to request a free quote.