If you need new siding, you may have realized there are many options. Depending on what you have on your home currently, you may already know what you don’t want. Many homeowners never want wood siding again because of the maintenance and some don’t like the appearance of vinyl or aluminum siding. If you haven’t considered fiber cement as an option for new siding for your home, here are reasons you should.
It Last for Decades
Depending on the brand and which fiber cement siding you choose, you may get a manufacturer’s warranty that’s up to 50 years. That means you won’t have to deal with replacing your siding for a lifetime. Unlike wood, which needs painting or staining every 5-8 years, most prefinished fiber cement won’t need new paint for about 15 years. So not only does it last, but it doesn’t require much maintenance.
Improves Curb Appeal and Home Value
Everyone wants to take pride in how their home looks. Fiber cement siding comes in many colors and finishes and looks like real wood. Your home will stand out with this siding choice. If you know you’ll be moving in the future, fiber cement siding is considered more desirable than vinyl siding. Buyers know that it is pest, hail and fire resistant, requires little maintenance and may even reduce their home owner’s insurance rates making any home with fiber cement siding an attractive choice.
More Environmentally Friendly
Because there are no toxins created in its manufacturing process and it lasts so much longer than vinyl and aluminum siding, it creates less impact on the environment than either of those products. Although wood siding is a natural product, every home needs between 8 & 10 trees for wood siding. Fiber cement siding is made up of Portland cement, sand and about 10% cellulose fibers. There is very little waste and nothing considered toxic in its manufacture.
Choosing the right siding for your home doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Affordable Replacement Window Systems can help you choose the right style and color siding for your home. We offer quality James Hardie® products and install them professionally. Call or text (817) 264-6509 for your free estimate or more information about our window, door and siding services.