Top 4 Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding

Top 4 Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding

If you’re in need of new siding, fiber cement siding should be in your game plan. Fiber cement siding is a practical and eco-friendly option that will add value to your home in ways that vinyl, aluminum and wood cannot match. Here’s how:

  1. Fire and Insect Resistant – Fiber cement siding will not burn due to a zero flame-spread index and zero smoke-development number. What’s more? It’s impermeable to insects!
  2. Durability – Worried about cracking, warping, rotting and color fading? Fiber cement siding is the answer to all. It stands up to extreme weather-related conditions such as rain, snow, frost and humidity.
  3. Eco-friendly – The construction industry can create a lot of waste product. Thankfully, many manufacturers make fiber cement siding out of recycled and sustainable products. Most fiber cement siding products are asbestos-free and contain non-toxic components.
  4. Provides an ROI – And here it is – the bottom line. Fiber cement siding is an investment. Its longevity reduces long-term costs when it comes to replacement and has been known to increase a home’s resale value. James Hardie® asserts that fiber cement siding provides a 25 percent better return than adding a bathroom, and costs $61k less to complete! Not to mention fiber cement siding acts as an extra layer of insulation, saving you money as a result of decreased heating and cooling costs.

As you can see, fiber cement siding is a shining example of sustainability, but offers so much more than that! Before committing to fiber cement siding, start by checking out James Hardie’s HardiePlank® Lap Siding in our Green Directory.

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