Choosing the right siding for your home is about striking a balance between aesthetic appeal, durability, maintenance, and affordability. When you consider fiber cement as the replacement for your old siding, expect to get all four of these qualities and more. Timberland Exteriors, your local provider of exterior home remodeling services, shares a quick guide to this one-of-a-kind exterior siding material.
Fiber Cement Components
Four materials make up fiber cement: wood pulp to improve the material’s resilience and flexibility, Portland cement to bind the ingredients together, fly ash to act as a filler, and water to dissolve the wood pulp and harden the cement.
Advantages of Fiber Cement Siding
Any home remodeling contractor will agree that fiber cement is one of the best alternatives to more lavish choices like stone or wood. One of its key advantages is its durability. Compared to other siding options, it performs exceptionally well in terms of resistance to rot, fire, and insects. Fiber cement indeed is engineered to withstand the elements, including the demands of your specific climate. It also requires less maintenance and, to a certain degree, contributes to a home’s energy efficiency.
Available Sizes and Profiles
Like other siding materials, fiber cement is available in a wide range of sizes, profiles, colors, and textures. Profiles include shakes and shingles, horizontal lap siding, shiplap, and vertical siding. As for the colors and textures, you can find ones that imitate the appearance of wood and stucco, as well as a range of prefinished color options.
As the leading local general construction company, Timberland Exteriors is one of the few Elite Preferred® contractors to offer James Hardie® fiber cement siding products. We stand by this siding material that lasts longer than every other type of siding on the market and looks fantastic on your home.
Call us today at (651) 439-1760 (Maplewood) or (218) 849-6675 (Detroit Lakes) to get started. You may also fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Minneapolis, MN, and many nearby communities.