There are plenty of siding materials to choose from, each with their own unique set of benefits for the aesthetics, comfort, and value of your home. Choosing the right material for you home can be quite the undertaking and requires an in-depth look at each style. Few materials can match the structural and aesthetic benefits of fiber cement, a James Hardie® exclusive material that is both durable and beautiful.
Fiber cement siding is designed to offer significant advantages to the exterior of your home. Made of a mixture of fibers and sand, fiber cement provides protection and good looks in a way that other materials cannot.
Here are five major advantages of installing fiber cement siding on your New England home:
- Extreme Durability
Fiber cement siding is able to withstand extreme climate in both winter and summer season. In addition to rough weather, it could also resist bending, fading, breaking, deteriorating and many other forms of damage that effect other siding materials.
- Mold & Insect Resistant
Fiber cement siding is installed in a unique way that uses no overlapping seams. This means that insects have no cracks and crevices to sneak through and into your home. That lack of seams also prevents moisture from getting in between the interior and exterior walls, moisture that could otherwise create mold and mildew.
- Flame Resistant
Fiber cement siding is not flammable so homes are protected from fire. More than 90 percent of the materials that make up this siding are not flammable. This creates a peace of mind that homeowners can’t have with more flammable materials like wood.
- Beautiful & Customizable
Fiber cement can be manufactured to mimic the appearance of wood shingles, wood planks, and a number of other siding styles. It is available in a wide range of colors and can be customized to fit nearly any home aesthetic.
Because of its durability, fiber-cement siding reduces maintenance costs, and it’s less likely than conventional siding to end up in landfills. It is an inert material that, if ultimately sent to a landfill, should not endanger the environment.
If you are interested in learning more about James Hardie fiber cement siding for your home, or would like to see a sample of the product, call Hi-Tech Windows & Siding toll free at (800) 851-0900. We are James Hardie Elite Preferred contractors and offer an unparalleled level of service and expertise when it comes to fiber cement siding.