Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding vs. Vinyl Siding

While you can’t go wrong installing either type of siding, fiber cement holds certain advantages over vinyl that make it a better choice. Since fiber cement is comprised of cement-like materials and wood fibers, it is stronger than vinyl and less susceptible to wind or weather damage. It also won’t burn, melt or warp with heat exposure, which are big advantages over vinyl. 

If you’re considering a home improvement, it’s crucial to select a material that’s not only durable and but that can also stand up to the harsh weather we experience here in New England. Additionally, fiber cement adds value to your home, keeping you more comfortable in all seasons.

The ROI on fiber cement siding is even better than vinyl, at 83 percent. Although you may spend more initially on fiber cement, you are getting a higher quality product with a longer-lasting lifespan.

We use and install James Hardie® fiber cement siding here at Hi-Tech Windows & Siding. We like working with it for these reasons:

  • Wide variety of trim and accessories
  • Resists fire, wind, insects and rain
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Rugged, durable surface
  • Comes in a wide selection of colors and designs
  • Technologically advanced material
  • Adds value and beauty to your home
  • No fading
  • No flaking
  • Optimal color durability
  • Traditional look of natural wood siding minus the maintenance and rot issues

Fiber cement siding is great for all climates. The James Hardie® Fiber Cement Siding we install is specially formulated for New England weather. Through the company’s innovative HardieZone™ technology, the siding is especially resistant to cold, snow and ice in the winter, and performs well in the summer heat and humidity. Fiber cement won’t succumb to moisture like wood will, plus termites won’t invade because it’s comprised of cement and sand. If you live near the ocean, get peace of mind knowing fiber cement resists salt air and high humidity levels.

Fiber cement is available in several sizes and styles. Its planks have either wood-grained or smooth finishes, available in widths of between four and 12 inches. It’s never been easier to match existing siding if you are adding onto your home. Spice things up with overhangs of vertical grooves and soffit panels.

Contact Hi-Tech Windows & Siding

As a factory-certified James Hardie siding contractor, Hi-Tech offers you protection on your investment with a 30-year product warranty. Get a free estimate on fiber cement siding when you call today at 800-851-0900. We can also schedule a free in-home consultation.

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