Choosing the right siding for your home requires a delicate balance between aesthetics, maintenance, and durability. Fiber cement, which is made of cement, cellulose fibers, and sand, gets you all this and more. These many benefits continue to drive the popularity of fiber cement siding as an alternative to wood, vinyl, and other traditional siding materials.

Whether you are constructing a new home or looking to update your home’s exteriors, fiber cement siding has many advantages to offer you. At Warren Thompson & Son Roofing & Siding, we will help you understand why fiber cement siding is the right choice for your home.

1. Low Maintenance Requirements

You will not need to clean your siding as often as with other materials. Spraying your siding with a garden hose once or twice a year should remove any dirt or debris that may settle on your fiber cement siding. Wiping down the siding with a sponge or soft clean will work just as well. You can also always opt to power wash your siding without worrying about damaging the surface.

Inspect the caulking around the joints every few years. As may be necessary, adding caulk will help maintain your siding’s moisture resistance. Also, it may be at least 20 years or even longer before your fiber cement siding needs a new coat of paint because fiber cement holds onto the paint and retains colors for a long time.

2. Impressive Durability and Long Life

Fiber cement is built to last and is undoubtedly one of the most durable siding material options in the market. It does not dent, warp, decay, or crack easily. It holds up well in sub-freezing weather, scorching temperatures, and everything between these extremes. Your fiber cement siding can withstand heavy rain, snow, hail, windstorms, and the most extreme weather conditions without taking a beating.

Thanks to its robust chemical composition, fiber cement can last up to 50 years. Add quality workmanship, such as what you can expect from our Warren Thompson & Son Roofing & Siding experts, and you can be sure your fiber cement siding will last much longer. Our highly experienced team is qualified to perform any minor or significant repairs your siding may require in the time between its installation and the end of its useful life.

3. Exceptional Versatility

Whether you are looking for a classic wood-grain texture or a more contemporary, smooth, and sleek appearance on your siding, fiber cement is available in different textures and finishes. Similarly, you can choose from a wide selection of colors for your fiber cement siding. Pre-finished fiber cement sidings are known to retain the vibrancy of their colors for many years, so you don’t have to worry about repainting.

This versatility ensures fiber cement siding seamlessly adapts to different architectural styles and enhances your property’s curb appeal. For example, a fiber cement siding in a style that simulates the appearance of a wood grain will give off a traditional aesthetic. On the other hand, a style that mimics brick will add to your property’s contemporary look. The different fiber cement styles look realistic, and you can achieve different looks on your siding without worrying about it looking cheap or fake.

Improving your home’s curb appeal with this siding will increase its property value. Potential buyers will be happy to pay a good amount for it when you put your home on the market. In addition to the inherent aesthetics of fiber cement, our team will help you coordinate house trim and accessories to suit your design preferences.

4. Fire-Resistance

Fiber cement is fire-resistant and will not be affected by extreme heat or direct flames. It is one of the materials that fall into class 1 (A), rated for being non-flammable and not likely to contribute fuel to a fire. As one of the most fireproof and safest materials to choose for your siding, you can confidently expect your fiber cement siding to contain any fires within your home and protect it from fires started outside. It is an especially excellent choice for homes in areas with wildfire risk, such as New Jersey.

Insurance companies recognize the excellent non-combustible properties of fire cement. For this reason, some insurers offer discounts to homeowners who have improved fire safety thanks to the protection of fiber cement siding. Depending on the insurer, the discount will allow you to make some significant savings on your insurance costs.

5. Energy-Efficiency

Installing fiber cement siding adds a layer of insulation to your home’s exterior. This added insulation reduces the transfer of heat through your walls, keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The siding does remarkably well at resisting warping and other forms of damage, ensuring your home is well-sealed. You can make your home even more energy efficient by installing the fiber cement siding on top of a foam insulation layer.

In addition to the excellent thermal resistance, many fiber cement siding finishes are reflective. By reflecting some of the sunlight, your home will absorb less heat from the sun. This will help keep your interiors cooler, reducing dependency on air conditioning, and allowing you to save money on energy bills.

6. Pest-Proof Siding

Fiber cement has no food value, which effectively repels pests. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about structural damage to your home resulting from an infestation of termites and other pests that cause wooden elements in your home to rot. Similarly, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing your family is well protected against potential health risks. This is because some pests, such as mosquitoes and rats, are common disease carriers, while others, such as dust mites, will trigger allergic reactions.

7. Cost Friendly

While fiber cement siding doesn’t fall in the class of cheap siding, it is also more affordable than most other siding options. That said, the most important thing to keep in mind, is that fiber cement siding will certainly give value for your money. The all-around benefits of fiber cement and it being long-lasting strike that balance between functionality and cost. All the advantages you can look forward to enjoying for many years make the price of material and installation of this siding well worth it.

8. Environmentally Friendly

Fiber cement is made from all-natural products, avoiding the environmental impact that is associated with producing some siding materials. It is also very long-lasting, meaning it will be decades before you go back to nature for a replacement. Also, fiber cement siding is eco-friendly as it produces no hazardous substances or chemicals that may harm the environment. For this reason, you can easily release your siding into the environment at the end of its useful life without worrying about any negative environmental impact. The materials that make fiber cement are also easy to recycle.

Let the Siding Experts Help You

Fiber cement siding is aesthetically pleasing, durable, fire-resistant, eco-friendly, and requires little to no maintenance. At Warren Thompson & Son Roofing & Siding, we are honest and transparent about each siding option we offer. Contact us today, and we will answer any questions you may have to help you decide if fiber cement siding is the right option for your home. If yes, you can trust us for the highest product quality and reliable installation service.

We are the go-to for excellent siding services in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Our extensive service offerings also include roofing repair, roof replacement, storm damage repair, and gutter installation and repair services.

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