21st Century Texas

Why Fiber Cement Siding is good for Your Home

Fiber cement siding is good for your home. Remodeling Magazine estimated that fiber cement siding delivers an 89 percent return on investment for homes in the South. This was the best ROI for any upscale project. Fiber cement siding is beautiful, durable and low maintenance among other things. We’ll delve more into why fiber cement siding is good for your home throughout this article.

What is fiber cement siding?

Fiber cement siding, like all other siding types, is applied to the exterior of your home to protect it from the elements. Fiber cement is made primarily from cement, sand and wood fiber. This combination is extremely durable. It can resemble a variety of more conventional siding materials such as stucco, cedar shingles and wood planks. James Hardie fiber cement siding is the industry leader and one we use at 21st Century Texas. It is non-combustible, resists rotting, warping, cracking or denting and is resistant to pests like termites.

Fiber cement siding is beautiful

Fiber cement siding is stylish and beautiful. It can look like brick, stone, stucco and wood among other things. It can be primed or painted by professional painting contractors  at the construction site or at the factory. Generally speaking, factory-primed fiber cement is prettier and will last longer. It also carries a warranty of up to 25 years. If you want to change the color later, you can. Fiber cement siding can be repainted a different color and will not peel or blister.

Fiber cement siding is durable

As we mentioned, you can get a 25 year warranty for fiber cement siding. That’s a good long time of durability. James Hardie siding has options that can withstand hail damage and winds up to 150 mph.  Fiber cement siding is heat and fire resistant. It’s impervious to precipitation and it is not affected by termites.

Fiber cement siding is low maintenance

Wood siding constantly contracts and expands with heat changes so you have to paint it pretty regularly. With fiber cement siding, you only have to paint it if you want to change the look. You also have very easy cleaning options with fiber cement siding. All you have to do is put the hose to it and it will remove any dirt that has accumulated.

If you choose fiber cement siding, you can have multiple benefits to your home. Not only will your return on investment be good but so too will your siding’s longevity. Fiber cement siding is beautiful, durable and low maintenance. We recommend it highly at 21st Century Painting & Roofing. We work almost exclusively with James Hardie siding products. We’d love to put fiber cement on your house.  Call us today at 512-219-0342 for more information.