When choosing a siding replacement, you need to balance the need for durability and aesthetic appeal. Naturally, siding should be durable enough to protect your home from the elements, but at the same time, your new siding should increase your home’s curb appeal. If you’re looking for siding that strikes a good balance between the durability and aesthetic appeal, fiber cement siding would be a good choice.
Here’s what makes fiber cement siding a great option :
Resistance Against Temperature Extremes
The cold climate in the state can be especially harsh on your exterior. Siding made from porous materials is especially vulnerable to the freeze-thaw cycle. As temperatures drop, water freezes and expands, causing cracks to form in the siding. Damage from the freeze-thaw cycle isn’t an issue for fiber cement siding, as it can handle extreme temperatures extremely well.
Resistance Against Common Siding Problems
Aside from moisture damage, fiber cement siding resists common siding issues, including warping, shrinking, cracking, fading, impact damage and termites.
Minimal Maintenance Needs
Unlike other types of siding, fiber cement siding doesn’t need a lot of upkeep to maintain its durability. Fiber cement siding retains paint better than most types of siding, reducing its maintenance needs. Factory-applied finishes can last 15 to 20 years while finishes applied on-site last 5 to 7 years. With occasional maintenance, fiber cement siding can easily last 50 to 100 years, depending on the product.
When it comes to aesthetic appeal, nothing comes close to wood. The problem is natural wood requires quite a bit of upkeep. A low-maintenance alternative to wooden siding would be fiber cement siding. This type of siding can mimic the look and feel natural wood as well as more premium-looking materials such as brick and stone. To learn more about your design options for a siding replacement or new roof installation, consult a reputable contractor.
Looking for reputable contractors in your area?
Timberland™ Exteriors, an A%20-rated contractor with the Better Business Bureau®, offers a wide range of professional exterior remodeling services, including siding and window installation service options. To get a free estimate, call us at these numbers: (651) 404-2330, (952) 373-5145, (218) 366-9433, or (715) 203-8040. You can also leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Maplewood, MN, as well as the surrounding communities.