There was a time when wood dominated the siding industry. This throne was later usurped by vinyl, which provided homeowners with a stronger, longer-lasting and lower-maintenance alternative to wood. Now, fiber cement siding has taken center stage and will soon out-pace vinyl siding as the number one choice among homeowners in the U.S.
In a Survey of Construction by the Census Bureau, more than 20% of homes in the country today have chosen fiber cement cladding. This number is predicted to rise as more and more homeowners learn about its many advantages. Read on as A1 Siding & Roofing discuss the benefits you can expect from fiber cement siding products.
Resistant to High Humidity
Rot and moisture damage are the biggest problems plaguing any siding installation. This is a bigger issue in coastal regions. Luckily, fiber cement is largely unaffected by the high amounts of humid air that envelop coastal homes most of the year. In addition, the intrinsic durability of fiber cement siding makes it one of the easiest-to-maintain materials available today.
Strength and Durability
Fiber cement is also exceptionally strong. True to its name, fiber cement is a mixture of wood pulp, sand and cement. The result is a siding product that is durable and resistant to common problems such as rot, insect and impact damage and fire.
Most fiber cement products can be easily installed by an experienced siding contractor. They come in pre-primed or painted varieties to fit whatever aesthetic style your home might have. They also come in a wide range of patterns including traditional and Dutch lap siding as well as panels, blocks and shingles.
Find out more about what fiber cement can do for you and your home with the help of our experts at A1 Siding & Roofing. Give us a call at (603) 627-7339 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Manchester and other nearby areas.