Withstands Harsh Elements
Fiber cement siding provides maximum durability and aesthetics. This high-end siding option lasts for decades, even in the face of snow, rain, summer heat and intense UV radiation. It resists fire, rot and high winds, and it doesn’t attract the attention of insects and woodpeckers. The experienced team of contractors at EcoShield Exteriors is ready to clad your home with fiber cement siding. Please contact us today to get started on a quote.
Advantages of Fiber Cement Siding
Homeowners enjoy a wealth of benefits when they choose fiber cement siding:
- Versatile style
- Minimal maintenance
Let’s take a closer look at some of these benefits in the sections below.
Durability: Fiber cement is made with Portland cement and wood pulp. The latter gives the final product enough flexibility to adapt to temperature swings without cracking. Portland cement is a combination of clay, limestone and iron. Fiber cement is non-combustible, so it is perfectly suited to our wildfire-prone region where it is not uncommon for homes to be vulnerable to flame. The material also resists the fading and damaging affects of UV radiation, which is a concern at our altitude. When properly installed, fiber cement siding resists high winds and may last for decades without any major problems.
Aesthetics: Fiber cement is incredibly versatile when it comes to style and appearance. The siding can be made to look like wood, masonry/stone or stucco, and it looks realistic. It comes in many colors. Some fiber cement siding comes pre-painted from the manufacturer, while others come primed and ready to paint.
Sustainability: Some people consider fiber cement siding an eco-friendly option. That is because some manufacturers use sustainable material in their cement mixture. It also lasts for many, many years without having to be replaced, which cuts out the carbon footprint involved in placing new siding that has to be manufactured.
Cost: We provide you with a cost quote after we have measured and assessed the project scope. In general, fiber cement siding falls in the middle range of price per square foot.
Maintenance: Fiber cement siding is a low maintenance option. You should rinse it with a garden hose, but not with a high-pressure washer. You must have the caulking inspected regularly, because although the fiber cement doesn’t deteriorate in the sun and the Colorado weather, the caulking will. You should expect to have to re-caulk and repaint at some point down the road.
Impact on Home Value: Fiber cement is a desirable, high-end siding option. Along with other factors, it should add value to your home, especially when it is kept in good shape.
Leave Fiber Cement Installation to the Pros
We think that all siding installation is best handled by qualified professionals, and that is certainly true when it comes to fiber cement. The cement is heavy and cumbersome to move. Our team installs fiber cement siding without letting it crack, break or chip. This type of siding is an investment, and we make sure your investment is protected when we are attaching it to your house.
Fiber cement also must be installed properly – for many reasons, including that a proper fit and accurate measurements prevent it from getting wet. Although fiber cement resists moisture, it is not impenetrable. It must correctly fit around steps, the roof and the foundation, and the caulking should be impeccable. Our team handles all aspects of the process to ensure quality control and a beautiful result.