Fiber Cement Siding Can Be The Perfect Solution For Your Home

Fiber Cement Siding

There are many options of siding for new homes under construction and those needing new siding to replace damaged or worn out siding. One choice worth considering is fiber cement siding. This siding type is low on upkeep and high on durability. Fiber cement siding is specially manufactured to resist damage from a lot of sources. This product can also be engineered for different weather zones so it performs the best in cold weather zones or hot weather zones and everything in between. It is worth considering when it is time to choose house siding.

James Hardie Siding

James Hardie Fiber Cement siding is an established product with an excellent track record. Fiber cement siding is a durable, attractive choice for any home. This fiber cement siding is cement based and can withstand moisture and temperature changes that cause swelling, mold, color separation or fading, cracking, and more. Because it is a formulated product, it can be engineered for different climates. So, the HardieZone system makes different formulations for different regions.Fiber Cement Siding

For instance, the HZ5 products are designed for colder climates with wet, freezing conditions. The HZ10 products are made for hot weather with high humidity and blistering sun. When a homeowner is shopping for siding, their local building supply store or roofing contractor will know which fiber cement siding product to use for their area. Some homes need siding with winter home protection, while others across the country need protection from hot, dry weather.

Cement-Based Siding

There are several different types of cement-based siding products with different looks so the style of the house can be honored. James Hardie siding products include HardiePlank lap siding, HardieShingle siding, HardiePanel vertical siding, HardieWrap weather barrier, HardieTrim boards, HardieSoffit panels, and HardieBacker cement board. The homeowner can match their siding and trim with the stylized look of their home since many options are available. Professional siding installers should have company training and certification to install these products for the best results.

Another advantage of using cement based siding is that the color is baked on with ColorPlus Technology, so it will not flake off or fade. This technology cuts down on maintenance and allows the siding to look like new for many years. This type of siding is resistant to mold, cracking, swelling, and rotting caused by moisture, and is also resistant to fire damage. It will not ignite when exposed to fire or contribute fuel to the fire.

For more information on fiber cement siding for your home project, contact us today.