Your home’s siding is exposed to the outdoor elements every day of the year, year after year. Harsh weather, harmful UV rays, pests, fire and even the wear and tear that comes with the passing of time can all lead to damage, needed repairs or siding replacement. If it’s time to install new siding on your home, consider switching to impact resistant, fiber cement siding instead of your typical vinyl siding. These products are manufactured by combining and curing premium cement, finely ground sand, natural wood fibers and water, creating a highly durable siding material.
Here are the benefits of fiber cement siding.
Fiber cement siding can stand up extreme weather, outlasting siding made of other materials like vinyl and wood. This material is resistant to moisture, rot and mildew and will not swell, crack or buckle in wet weather. It is resistant to fire and will not melt or ignite when exposed to a direct flame. It is also unattractive to insects and birds so you won’t have to worry about pests. Since this type of siding is so durable, it does not age as quickly as other materials so you won’t have to replace your siding for decades, saving you time and money!
Versatile in Style and Design
Fiber cement siding is very versatile and can come in a wide range of colours and styles. You can mimic the authentic look of wood siding without having to worry about the maintenance. Your siding will always look like it’s been freshly painted! Choose between natural, earthy tones, bright and warm colours or cool and calm colours, whatever suits your personal taste. You can also choose from a variety of textures and widths to best match your home’s style. The colour will not fade because these products are specifically engineered to help resist damaging UV rays, ensuring the exterior of your home will look newer longer.
Re-siding your home with durable fiber cement siding is a great investment. This cost vs. value report shows that replacing your old siding with fiber cement siding will recoup 78.1% of it’s cost at resale. If you spent $14,520 on replacing about 1,250 square feet of vinyl siding to fiber cement your home’s value could go up by $11,342.
Plus, curb appeal plays a huge part of selling a home. How a home looks on it’s exterior will either attract or turn away home buyers when they’re first checking out your listing online. A sharp, well-cared for exterior shows pride in ownership and that the home was maintained properly. This will shorten the time your home is on the market, result in more offers and help you sell at a better price.