Fiber cement has received considerable praise in the siding industry. Made from Portland cement, water, wood pulp and some fillers, this material is extremely durable. But while it’s been in the market for decades now, many homeowners still have misconceptions about it. Let your trusted siding contractor debunk some of them:
Myth #1: It Lasts Without Maintenance
As with any other part of your home, your fiber cement siding will need some form of care. If you choose high-quality options like James Hardie® siding and do not neglect the system when it needs to be repaired, your siding is definitely going to last for many years.
Myth #2: It Contains Asbestos
Fiber cement really did contain asbestos, but this was back in the late 1980s. Today, products offered by leading siding contractors no longer use asbestos particles for fiber cement siding. You can rest assured that our James Hardie selection is safe for your family.
Myth #3: It’s Perfect For DIY
While you can try to install fiber cement siding by yourself, experts recommend you shouldn’t. For starters, this material is quite heavy – around two and a half pounds per square foot. There is also a high chance of the boards being damaged if mishandled. Furthermore, fiber cement siding placement requires specialized tools that only professionals can wield safely and efficiently.
Weathering like concrete with the looks of wood, fiber cement siding provides a great balance in terms of affordability, beauty and strength.
Don’t let common misconceptions affect your decision to have a siding material that you can rely on for years. Call us today at (651) 967-0873, or fill out our contact form to schedule for a free inspection and estimate. We serve clients in Minneapolis and surrounding areas.