Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding
When it comes to selecting the next material to guard your home from the elements—siding—the options can seem endless. While each pick, provided it’s made from quality materials, will keep your family and belongings safe, take it from a team of siding contractors: some types of siding are better fits for certain families than others.
So is fiber cement the right material for you? While you might learn a bit about this material in our fiber cement siding installer blog “What Is Fiber Cement Siding?,” below we’ll highlight a few benefits of this unique material so you can decide for yourself.
Fiber Cement Siding Is Wondrously Warp-Free
One of the largest issues faced with traditional wooden siding is its tendency to get bent out of shape—literally—when exposed to water, snow, heat or simply due to age. While fiber cement can look quite like wood, it’s much more consistent when it comes to holding its shape. Forget constantly replacing boards or fretting about waterproofing your siding; fiber cement will have you covered.
Fiber Cement Siding Comes in a Variety of Styles
At Haggerty Windows & Siding, we’re proud partners with James Hardie, the “ world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fiber cement and fiber gypsum building solutions,” according to the brand’s official website. This title isn’t taken for nothing; the brand boasts a huge variety of colors, textures, and shapes of product to choose from. No matter the style of your home, there’s a fiber cement siding product to fit it.
Take, for example, the brand’s staggered edge panel style. Not only is it a versatile shape as far as aesthetic goes in and of itself, but it’s available in a staggering number of colors, from trendy pastels to classic terra-cotta shades.
Fiber Cement Siding Is Tough on Freeze-Thaw Cycles
Anyone who has lived in Iowa overwinter knows that this state is prone to the rapid outdoor freezing and thawing—but what you might not know is that it’s this very natural occurrence that can be rough on siding. When water freezes, it expands into gaps and strains siding, and when it melts, it causes water damage in those gaps.
Luckily, fiber cement siding is relatively unaffected by changing temperatures and weather conditions. The expansion and contraction is slight, certainly much less than wood, leading to a hardier siding and a better protected home.
Haggerty Windows & Siding: A Top-Quality Local Siding Company
Ready to redo your siding and bolter your home’s defenses? We’re ready to help. Give our Urbandale office a call now at 515-953-6999.