Fiber cement siding is a combination of wood pulp and Portland cement. This material is durable, weather and fire resistant, can be painted, and can be made to look like stucco, cedar shingles, wood clapboards, stone, or brick, but without the high price tag. Many home-builders and architects prefer this siding over some others because it keeps costs down.
This siding is great in all types of weather including hot and humid, and wet conditions because it will not rot, and it is termite resistant. Despite the fact that this material is just now receiving a lot of attention, it has been around for over 100 years. It can be painted on site, but it is recommended to have it primed and painted in the factory, which offers a 25-year warranty
There are many types of siding to choose from when remodeling or building a home, but some are better than others and more expensive doesn’t always mean better quality. What works on some houses may not work on others and there are the aesthetics and personal preference to consider. Other things to consider are durability and maintenance.
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