Durability is the first thing that comes to mind whenever you plan a siding replacement. However, don’t forget that your siding – the most visible part of your exterior – has a large impact on your home’s curb appeal. That’s why the ideal siding replacement should balance durability with aesthetic appeal.
Resistance to Extreme Temperatures
Fiber cement siding is durable enough to withstand extreme temperatures. Unlike other types of siding, it doesn’t become brittle when exposed to freezing temperatures and isn’t susceptible to cracks caused by the freeze-thaw cycle.
Resistance Against Insect Damage
Insects won’t be a problem for homes with fiber cement siding because of the siding’s composition. That’s because insects will find it hard to derive nutrition from any of the materials used to manufacture fiber cement siding. These materials are wood pulp (which gives fiber cement siding its flexibility and resilience), fly ash or silica sand (for fillers), and Portland cement (which binds all the ingredients together).
Keep in mind that fiber cement siding’s durability depends on the materials used to manufacture it. That’s why it’s best to stick to reputable manufacturers like James Hardie.
Thanks to its durability, fiber cement siding can last up to 50 years. To protect your new siding from defects and damage, and extend its potential lifespan, we recommend getting a warranty. One benefit of choosing James Hardie fiber cement siding is that all James Hardie siding products come with a 30-year, non-prorated warranty. Consult your local siding contractor to learn more about your warranty options.
Some manufacturers offer fiber cement siding options that mimic the look and feel of traditional materials like wood. Why install fiber cement siding when you can install actual wood siding? Thanks to its baked-on ColorPlus® Technology, James Hardie siding has greater resistance to fading, chipping and cracking, which preserves its aesthetic appeal for a longer time.
Safe Harbor Exteriors offers professional exterior services as well as premium James Hardie siding. To get a free estimate, call us at (913) 553-3620, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Shawnee, KS, and Kansas City, MO, as well as the surrounding communities.