What is fiber cement siding?
Fiber cement siding or cement board siding is made by combining cement, clay, sand and wood fibers. Although it hasn't reached the market share of vinyl siding, it continues to grow in popularity.
Fiber cement siding is highly weather resistant, termite proof and extremely durable. It can also be molded into a variety of textures and forms. When it comes time to pick a material for your home siding replacement project, you may want to consider cement fiber siding.
Fiber cement siding is a great investment in your home because of the return value. According to the “2015 Remodeling Impact Report” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, 79 percent of the value is recovered at resale.
There are a number of fiber cement siding manufacturers on the market today, but we prefer products like LP SmartSide and James Hardie HardiePlank.
LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding offers the warmth and beauty of traditional wood with the durability of LP engineered wood. It’s a complete line of high-performance trim and siding products to complement almost any building style. All LP SmartSide products feature our innovative, four component SmartGuard® manufacturing process for strength and to resist fungal decay and termites.
James Hardie® HardiePlank®
James Hardie® fiber cement siding products are designed to resist the most extreme conditions. All James Hardie® products use the highest quality raw materials and proprietary additives for enhanced strength and moisture protection. Baked-on color delivers a beautiful finish that resists fading and makes a lasting impression.