The Longevity of Fiber Cement Siding
Some siding materials wear out quickly, making it necessary to invest time and money replacing them in order to protect your home. Fiber cement siding lasts decades and offers high performance and optimal protection for your dwelling throughout its lifespan.
When homeowners install new siding to protect and beautify their dwelling, they safeguard their biggest investment. It’s wise to research the makeup and longevity of various siding materials before choosing what will best meet your needs for years to come.
Fiber cement offers great looks, increased curb appeal, and adds value to a home, making it easier to attract buyers when it comes time to sell. Let’s take a look at fiber cement siding’s makeup, how long it lasts, and why it lasts so long.
What Is Fiber Cement Siding?
Fiber cement siding is made up of cement, sand, cellulose, and water. Its ingredients combine to create a durable, low maintenance siding that stands up with ease to Southern California’s heat and storms. It resists moisture penetration, saving you the hassles and costly expense of siding repairs. Fiber cement siding resists pests including small animals, squirrels, carpenter ants, termites, and more.
America’s Most Popular Durable Siding Replacement
James Hardie fiber cement siding is the most popular fiber cement siding product in America, and for good reason: its unmatched beauty, reliable durability, low maintenance, and more. This easy to care for siding lasts over 50 years, making it a favorite among homeowners. Here are some of the things people love about this long-lasting siding:
Green Building Material
What makes fiber cement siding a green building material is its longevity. It can last up to 50 years when it is properly installed and well maintained. The cellulose fibers in its makeup are not derived from an endangered species of wood, and no toxic materials are used in its production, making it a green choice for those looking for an environmentally friendly siding material.
This long-lasting, gorgeous color is baked right into James Hardie siding giving it a low maintenance finish you can rely on. Unlike other siding materials, it only needs to be repainted every 15 years. This beautiful color lasts longer than a typical paint job because it is applied in a controlled factory setting to optimize adhesion. Between coats, the finish is cured for an even stronger bond that resists chipping, peeling, and cracking. It delivers UV protection, resists fading, and looks fabulous for years to come. ColorPlus technology offers a wide variety of colors to choose from that boost curb appeal.
The James Hardie company provides an outstanding 30-year non-prorated, transferable warranty for their siding products. When it is installed by a James Hardie Preferred contractor, the warranty is protected.
Engineered for Climate
When searching for a long-lasting siding material, how it stands up to weather directly impacts its lifespan and performance. Siding is exposed to the elements 24/7 and needs to stand up to severe weather, storms, snow, ice, rain, hail, and high winds. The daily contact with weather adds up over time. The heat of summer can be brutal on some siding materials, and the chill of winter can take its toll as well. Even temperature changes that occur rapidly can impact some siding materials.
The James Hardie company studied the impact weather has on siding throughout the country and literally engineered siding to stand up to the distinct weather elements in your region of America. James Hardie products are tested to stand up to worst-case scenarios such as hurricanes, snowstorms and harsh UV rays. HZ5 products resist wet, freezing conditions, while HZ10 products protect homes from heat, humidity, and sweltering sun. Hardie Board products resist cracking, splitting, rotting, and swelling.
While vinyl siding significantly feeds a fire, and wood siding is highly combustible, James Hardie fiber cement siding is fire resistant. It won’t contribute combustibles toward a fire.
Termites, carpenter ants, and woodpeckers can all be attracted to wood siding, causing costly destruction and needed repairs. One of the elements that contribute to the longevity of James Hardie fiber cement siding is its insect resistance. Avoid the hassles of infestation by investing in long-lasting fiber cement siding.
Fiber cement’s makeup creates an ideal barrier to moisture penetration. Avoid the hassles of damaging moisture invading your siding and home by installing durable fiber cement siding. After contractors install this durable siding, they use a waterproof sealant such as silicone caulk to join the siding to other parts of your dwelling. It fortifies the seal on your door frames, window sills, and other edges, keeping them from being vulnerable to moisture penetration.
The James Hardie company is committed to the highest level of product quality and consistently has the consumer’s needs in mind while engineering their products. James Hardie fiber cement earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. This sought after, esteemed award is a mark of quality homeowners trust. It is only given after rigorous evaluation by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.
Why Homeowners Choose Approved Contractors for Siding Installation
Don’t settle for inferior siding installation. Get precision installation from the detail-oriented team at Approved Contractors. As James Hardie Preferred contractors, we follow the standards set by the James Hardie company, ensuring you get not only the best siding materials, but also optimal installation.
At Approved Contractors, we don’t start your project until all your questions are answered. We take time to listen to your desires and help educate you on options so you get the best product for your long-term needs. We are a local company and will be available after your siding installation is complete.
Contact us to see if fiber cement siding is the right option for your home.