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Ten Reasons to Choose Fiber Cement Siding for Your Home

Choosing the right siding for your home is a big decision. The right siding can not only improve your home’s curb appeal and resale value, but it can also increase its durability and safety.

Most people are very familiar with wood siding and vinyl siding; however, in the last few years, fiber cement siding has been quickly grown in popularity.

One of the most significant downsides to vinyl siding is that it looks like — well, vinyl siding. 

Once installed, it cannot be effectively painted – so the color you choose at purchase is the color you get for the duration of your time in the house. Another major disadvantage is that vinyl siding is flammable; even a flame from your BBQ grill can melt it.

  • Wood siding is one of the most expensive siding materials. To maintain its aesthetic appeal and natural beauty, it requires a lot of upkeep. It is very susceptible to damage from the elements and insects and has poor insulating qualities. Wood acts as a kindling for fires.
  • Fiber cement siding came onto the market 25 years ago. Fiber cement siding is often called “Hardiplank” or even “Hardie board,” named after the most popular fiber cement siding brand that James Hardie manufactures.

What makes James Hardie fiber cement siding so appealing?

  • James Hardie, fiber cement siding, is made of sustainable materials — Portland cement (a mixture of limestone, clay, and iron which binds the materials), wood pulp (for resilience and flexibility), and fly ash or silica sand (for filler)
  • James Hardie fiber cement siding can mimic the look of wood and other natural materials without the problems that traditionally come along with them.
  • James Hardie fiber cement siding is practically indestructible; when installed correctly, it is fire-resistant, heat-resistant, cold-resistant, wind-resistant, humidity-resistant, bug-resistant and mold-resistant.
  • James Hardie fiber cement siding components are 1-hour, fire-resistant rated, and will not ignite under direct flame or heat.
  • James Hardie fiber cement siding comes with a 30-year, non-prorated warranty.
  • James Hardie fiber cement siding can reduce your home insurance premiums by up to 20% due to its superior fire resistance.
  • Upon the house’s sale, fiber cement siding recoups approximately 78% of a homeowner’s initial cost.
  • James Hardie fiber cement siding has clean lines, a versatile look and feel, and unlimited color choices; fiber cement siding comes pre-painted in various colors, or you can paint it any color after installation.
  • James Hardie fiber cement siding does not warp or rot.
  • James Hardie fiber cement siding better return on investment.

It is clear why James Hardie fiber cement is considered the best modern siding solution available. Contact us for more information about installing fiber cement siding for your home.

New Fiber Cement Siding for Your Westchester County Home

Giant Siding and Windows – We are a Westchester County-based Roofing Contractor, Window Installer, and Siding Installation Company, proudly serving homeowners throughout Westchester, NY, and Fairfield County, CT for three generations. 

Unlike other sidings, roofing, and window replacement companies, at GIANT Siding and Windows, all our teams do is roofing, siding, and windows. No jack of all trade types here, just roofing, siding, and window installation experts. We are dedicated to our craft, community, and excellence in exterior home remodeling.