Wood, vinyl and metal remain the top three siding options. Even with their popularity among homeowners, they are known for having a wide variety of problems. If you are looking to improve your home’s exterior and protect it against the harsh elements, you may want to consider fiber cement as your siding alternative.
Introduced some decades ago, fiber cement is a siding material made of cement, wood pulp and filler material like silica sand or fly ash. It is available in a wide array of profiles, including panels, strips and planks. You can also find smooth or textured versions that are available as raw siding or primed, stained and painted.
For many exterior services pros, fiber cement siding strikes the balance between aesthetics, durability, maintenance and long-term value. Here’s a look at its benefits:
Pest resistance – Thanks to its sand and cement components, fiber cement siding has enough density to resist critters like ants, termites and other vermin.
Fire resistance – When combined with other fire-resistant building materials, fiber cement siding can withstand heat for several hours. This helps slow down the spread of fire, buying firefighters time to respond to the emergency.
Eco-friendly material – The various components used to manufacture fiber cement are usually sustainable and recyclable, making it an eco-friendly alternative to wood or vinyl.
Durability – By installing fiber cement siding, you have a durable material that protects your home’s exterior from extreme weather conditions without having to worry about warping, cracking, rotting and fading in the future.
For your siding installation needs, turn to Tri-County Contracting. We are certified to sell and install every type of siding, including vinyl, engineered wood, fiber cement and cedar lap siding. We can also be relied upon for your window and roof replacement. Call (262) 679-6100, or fill out our contact form to request a quote. We serve residents of Waukesha, WI, and the surrounding communities.