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Fiber Cement Siding: What is it and why is it a homeowner favorite

westchester county ny james hardie sidingIn the 30 years, we’ve been installing siding, one thing’s been consistent. Customers want quality. We always ensure our customers get a product that meets their needs and provides real, long-term benefits. Oftentimes, fiber cement siding is that product.

What Is Fiber Cement Siding?

Fiber cement siding is an exterior material option for homes and buildings generally made of Portland cement, sand or fly ash, cellulose fibers, and water.

Why Is It Preferred By So Many Westchester Homeowners?

Fiber cement siding has benefits that make it perfect for many customers’ needs. Some benefits include:

  • Longevity– Defect warranties start at 25 years and for the finish, it’s 15 years.
  • Exposure Resistance– It withstands winds of 130 mph, and freezing temperatures, and isn’t affected by water, heat, or even direct flames.
  • Pest Resistance– Woodpeckers, rats, termites, mold, and other pests can’t feed on fiber cement.
  • Aesthetic Versatility– It comes in an extensive range of styles, textures, colors, and shapes.
  • Price– It costs the same or less than most products while having advantages over them all.

What James Hardie Fiber Cement is Not

While it outperforms other options, inaccuracies can have a negative impact on its reputation.

Misconception #1: It’s Eternal

While both the siding and finish last exceptionally long, nothing remains perfect forever. It’s resistant to most forces, not impervious to them, so over time, it will degrade, just much more slowly.

Misconception #2: It’s Maintenance-Free

It needs much less maintenance than traditional materials but still requires some, including repainting, just half as frequently.

Misconception #3: It Contains Asbestos

While past products did, fiber cement siding was meant to phase them out, making Hardie Board siding an asbestos-free option!

Why Choose GIANT Siding & Windows?

westchester ny siding companyAs an elite preferred installer, the GIANT Siding & Windows team installs your siding according to the strict protocol and following all the best practices laid out by James Hardie. It is our commitment to these protocols and best practices and our passion for being the best James Hardie installers in the Market that allow us to GUARANTEE your siding will meet all warranty specifications. GIANT is Westchester County’s only James Hardie siding Elite Preferred contractor and we offer the entire James Hardie Siding collection.

When you qualify for the James Hardie Warranty you have 30 years on all materials and 100% coverage of any labor. Allowing you to sleep at night with 100% peace of mind that your investment was a safe and good one. The highly skilled expertise of the GIANT Siding and Window team and dedication to excellence in all we do means you can trust us to deliver unparalleled service with unbeatable quality products for your Westchester County home!

My greatest business pleasure is knowing that my company will install every window, each layer of roofing, and each panel of siding to the highest standard possible that’s why we do what we do! Feel free to reach out anytime with questions.