If vinyl and metal siding are not your siding of choice, M & M Exteriors in Haymarket, VA would like to present another siding option…Fiber cement is made up of a few simple ingredients: Portland cement, sand, water, and cellulose fibers. However, the composition will change depending on the manufacturer. James Hardie® formulation includes propriety additives that enhance the performance of the product. The material comes in a variety of textures, shapes and colors and can be made to resemble other siding materials like wood lap boards, wood shakes siding or even stone. Known for its durability and low-maintenance, there are many benefits to using fiber cement siding.
Advantages of fiber cement siding:
- Long-lasting – manufacturer warranties against defects range from 25 years to limited lifetime
- Insect resistant – no more wood-boring insect or termite damage
- Rot resistant – due to low moisture content
- Fire resistant – due to the sand and cement content
- Storm resistant – it can take a beating from wind or hail storms
- Large variety of colors and styles
- Environmentally friendly – a wood alternative
Fiber cement siding can come pre-painted, usually with up to a 15-year warranty on the finish, or primed for painting the color of your choice after installation. It’s heavier than vinyl siding, but lighter than real wood or stone.
It’s also environmentally friendly…Some manufacturers use wood fibers to manufacture its fiber cement siding from a sustainably managed forest. They also make use of industrial recycling by replacing sand and silica with fly ash, a by-product of burning coal.
Fiber cement is long lasting and provides excellent overall value. Generally, it costs less than brick, synthetic stucco and some wood siding options. It’s typically equally or less expensive than hardboard or composite siding, and more expensive than vinyl.
Many homeowners in Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Northern VA choose fiber cement siding for the combination of great style, durability, low maintenance and affordability.
James Hardie® is our favorite and since their products are sold through independently operated dealers, and because every project is unique, there’s no one-size-fits-all pricing. The best, most accurate way to get an estimate for your siding project is to get a contact M & M Exteriors to get a quote from a local contractor who’s experienced in installing fiber cement siding