Fiber Cement Siding
Shouldn’t the next time you re-side your home be the last time? If you utilize Fiber-Cement siding products installed by a certified contractor, a siding replacement project should be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Fiber cement siding is a composite material made of sand, cement, and cellulose fibers. While the actual composition of the siding varies by manufacturer, the goal is the same – to provide a durable, low-maintenance siding product with the natural look of wood. Once painted or stained, fiber cement siding takes on the look of real wood siding.
EXOVATIONS is proud to offer both James Hardie HardiPlank® fiber cement siding and CertainTeed® Siding (WeatherBoards Fiber Cement Siding). Fiber Cement siding is far more durable than wood or composition/pressboard siding, as it has the following benefits:
Fiber Cement Siding Benefts
- It is impervious to termites and other wood boring insects
- It will not warp or rot
- It stands up to freeze/thaw cycles
- It is non-combustible (will not ignite)
- It is resistant to negative effects of salt spray and UV rays
- It resists damage caused by hail, every day bumps and harmful impacts
- Some manufacturers utilize over 50% of recycled content into their product, making it a very eco-friendly option.
*NOTE: fiber cement siding is often referred to as hardiplank siding, hardie siding, hardy board siding, hardy plank siding, or hardie plank siding, which are names associated with James Hardie Siding, a manufacturer of fiber cement siding.
Because of the properties of this product, manufacturers offer superior material defect warranties, with some warranties lasting up to 50 years!!!
In addition to siding products, fiber cement accessory and trim products are also available to replace existing overhangs (soffit and fascia) and corner boards. Combining these accessories with the multitude of other moldings and trims that are available today in non-rot materials can give you a long-lasting exterior that will require very little maintenance and give you long-term peace of mind.
What kind of home is a good candidate for fiber-cement siding? Certainly, homes that were built from the late-1970 to the 1990’s with composite or pressboard siding are great candidates. Composite siding is reconstituted natural wood that is fabricated by reducing natural wood to fibers, adding resins, and then pressing the fibers together into panels. This type of siding is not to be confused with Hardy Board siding, which is a common name given to the products of one of the manufacturers of fiber-cement siding. In addition, homes with existing wood siding or even stucco finishes are great candidates.
Fiber-cement siding is available in several different styles and profiles. The most common is horizontal lap siding, but shakes/scallops and panel products are available to recreate several classic siding styles (board and batten, etc.).
Whether you are selecting fiber cement siding for its curb appeal or its low maintenance, it is a product that can update and increase the value of your home. Educating yourself on what products and installation techniques are applicable is a key way to making sure your project lasts a lifetime!!!
Want to see your home with its fiber cement siding BEFORE we start the remodeling project? Be sure to ask about EXOVISION™, our architectural rendering design process that takes the guesswork out of your remodeling plans. If you choose EXOVATIONS as your remodeling contractor, then the EXOVISION fee is deducted from your project price.