Fiber cement siding is a type of house cladding that is made out of a mix of wood pulp and cement, giving it the look of traditional siding but with the durability of cement. This siding is a popular option among homeowners and contractors alike, because it can be made to look like many types of siding materials, such as wood, shingles, or even stone, yet costs just a fraction as much. Another reason for the popularity of fiber cement siding is that it is low maintenance. Fiber cement will not warp due to temperature changes, is impervious to damage from termites, and is both rot- and fire-proof.
While fiber cement siding is a low-maintenance and cost-effective siding choice, the installation of it is still best left to the professionals. If it is not handled properly, the fiber cement panels can crack prior to installation. Plus, cutting the siding panels can result in silica dust which can be harmful to inhale, and professional siding contractors will have the tools to contain this dust and limit the extent to which it gets on your property.
If you are interested in having fiber cement siding installed on your home, partner with the home improvement experts at BELDON®. We proudly install HardiePlank® Lap Siding from James Hardie®, one of the top siding manufacturers in the nation. HardiePlank® siding is not only extremely resilient, but it will also boost the curb appeal of your home with its attractive look, as it is available in an array of fade-resistant colors. Plus, the siding will be installed by BELDON®’s highly trained, knowledgeable technicians. They will work meticulously to ensure your siding is installed correctly so that it provides your home with decades of protection. For more information on fiber cement siding, contact BELDON® today.