Fiber cement siding has long been a popular siding option. A composite material made of cement, sand and cellulose fibers, it is versatile, economical, durable and low maintenance. Despite fiber cement’s many great characteristics, there are still many misconceptions surrounding it.
Myth #1: It Contains Asbestos
This is one of the more outrageous myths out there. While it’s true that early iterations of fiber cement siding did have very small amounts of asbestos, manufacturers have long abolished these manufacturing techniques once they were found to be harmful.
Myth #2: They Are Maintenance-free
While fiber cement will likely be the material of choice if you ask your siding contractor for something low maintenance, this doesn’t mean that it is completely maintenance-free. As with all exterior components of your home, fiber cement will get dirty over time. The good news is that most fiber cement manufacturers offer lengthy finish guarantees that will protect against chipping, peeling and cracking.
Myth #3: You Can Install It Yourself
While there are many great DIY projects that you can busy yourself with around your house, fiber cement siding installation shouldn’t be one of them. This siding is pretty heavy and prone to cracking when mishandled. To be on the safe side, always let trained professionals with the right set of tools and adequate experience install it for you.
Whether you are in need of simple siding repair services or are looking for a trusted contractor to replace your old roof, turn to the experts over at Twin Cities Siding Professionals for all your home exterior needs. Give us a call at (651) 967-0873, or fill out our contact form to schedule your free appointment today.