When you’re looking for the right kind of siding, you’ll be considering several options for your home. As professional siding and roof inspection contractors, however, we know that finding the right balance between visual appeal, durability, maintenance and affordability can be a bit stressful. In fact, with wood, vinyl, stone, brick or stucco, you might get only two or three of these benefits. If you want to truly get the best material, you should consider fiber cement siding.
The Proven Reliability of Fiber Cement
Introduced around the 1980s, fiber cement is made of wood pulp, sand and Portland cement. It has since become a popular choice as a siding material because it’s more affordable than others, and can come primed, stained, painted or as raw siding in lap siding, panels and shingles. It’s also available smooth or textured, with some options even mimicking natural wood grain.
Fiber cement siding is reliable because it’s extremely durable and requires minimal maintenance. It works particularly well in hot, humid climates, as well as ocean areas where siding is prone to rot and fungus. It also works well in extreme freeze/thaw areas, since the wide climate changes have no effect on the fiber cement.
Why Fiber Cement Siding?
Fiber cement siding is recommended by some siding contractors and roofers in areas prone to wildfires because it is non-combustible. Some insurance companies may even offer a discount for this type of siding in fire prone areas.
Architects also prefer this type of siding since it helps keep costs down without compromising aesthetics. It also has options that emulate brick, cement and stone, while requiring less maintenance than actual wood and at less cost than all three. It’s especially popular with options that replicate the look of wood, which is even accepted for use in some historic districts.
When it comes to exceptional siding installation and storm damage repair, 3JM Exteriors, Inc. has got you covered. Call us today at (630) 985-6494, or you can reach us online by filling out our contact form. We serve Downers Grove, Naperville and surrounding IL areas.