You probably don’t want to think about your home burning down, but the fact is that accidents do happen. In fact, many experts say that wildfires are on the rise thanks to climate change and deforestation, and soon they won’t be isolated to just the western states — they’ll begin to impact other regions of the country as well. While you won’t be able to prevent every hazard, there are steps you can take to make your home as fire resistant as possible. One way to do this is to invest in home improvement products that are less combustible, such as fiber cement siding. Fiber cement siding will not ignite when exposed to a direct flame and will prevent the spread of fire into the building, giving the fire department more time to reach your home.
Additional Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding
High fire resistance isn’t the only thing that makes fiber cement siding ideal for homes. In fact, having fiber cement siding installed on your home offers a number of benefits, including:
Moisture & Rot Resistance
Water can damage your home, causing some siding materials to swell, warp and crack. It can even lead to mold if not managed properly. Fiber cement siding, on the other hand, resists the effects of moisture and humidity.
Impervious to Pests
Animals and insects can cause damage to some types of siding, such as natural wood or wood-composite siding, but fiber cement siding’s composite materials are virtually impervious to damage caused by woodpeckers, termites, and other pests.
Severe weather, such as rain, wind, snow, and extreme temperatures, can take a toll on your home. Fiber cement siding is engineered to withstand these conditions.
Fiber cement siding is designed to last and will look great even after years of exposure to the elements.
Work with BELDON®
If you’re in the market for fiber cement siding, turn to BELDON — a name you can trust since 1946. We install James Hardie HardiePlank® Lap Siding for our valued customers. For more information about fiber cement siding or to schedule a free in-home consultation, contact us today.