When most people think of siding for their home, they picture either aluminum or vinyl. Those are the two materials that have been most popular over the past several decades. And, in their time, both aluminum and vinyl provided adequate service.
But times change, and in the past few years the siding “regulars” have been overtaken by a new, more advanced material – fiber cement.
Fiber cement offers all the advantages of aluminum or vinyl, plus a few more. Among the most striking? Fiber cement has the beautiful look of wood, without the high maintenance costs and requirements. Fiber cement siding can also have a stucco or smooth finish.
Fiber cement siding is made from a highly engineered mixture of cement, sand and cellulose fiber that has been cured with pressurized steam to increase its strength and dimensional stability. The fiber reinforces the siding and prevents cracking. Fiber cement will protect your home from rot, fire, wind and insects.
Because James Hardie® products with ColorPlus® Technology are manufactured to be dimensionally stable, paint stays on the boards longer than products that expand and contract with moisture exposure. Wood and wood-based products tend to move significantly with absorption of water, causing higher likeliness of paint cracking, chipping and peeling.
The pioneer in fiber cement siding is James Hardie, an Australian company that is taking the U.S. by storm. Over 5.5 million American homes are now protected by James Hardie fiber cement siding, making it the fastest growing siding choice in the country.
If this sounds like the kind of beauty and protection you want for your home, call Twin Cities Siding Professionals at (651) 967-0873, or visit our web site at tcsidingprofessionals.com for a FREE in-home evaluation and estimate.