Learn About Fiber Cement Siding
What is Fiber Cement Siding?
Fiber cement siding is a great alternative solution to vinyl siding, engineered wood, or real wood options. Even though fiber cement has withstood a bit of mostly undeserved criticism regarding moisture problems following poor installation, it’s still one of the best products in the home improvement industry in terms of durability and resilience.
The composition of fiber cement siding tends to vary according to each company, but the primary recipe includes cement, wood (cellulose) fibers, and sand. The wood fiber works to keep it from cracking along with the unique curing process that enables it to retain less moisture throughout.
Fiber cement siding is the equivalent of cement in terms of strength and durability. It also won’t rot, stands up to the sun’s ultraviolet rays and salt, is impermeable to wood-boring damaging insects, and has a class 1A fire rating. The initial expense of fiber cement is justified by the fact that you never have to worry about it once it goes up.
Fiber cement siding comes in several painted or finished options and is virtually a maintenance-free product. In fact, most companies that offer fiber cement siding guarantee their product for at least 50 years, which is clear evidence of its long-term durability and quality.