Fiber-cement siding is popular due to its durability, longevity and the value it adds to a home. A composite material made of cement, sand and cellulose fibers, it’s one of the best and most cost-efficient types of siding on the market. Unfortunately, there are some misconceptions surrounding it. Read on as we separate fiber cement siding facts from fiction.
Myth: It’s Made With Asbestos
This actually has a nugget of truth to it. In the early days of fiber-cement siding development, asbestos was a small part of the formula. Other materials were later used that are much safer and more environmentally friendly. In fact, James Hardie siding discontinued all use of asbestos in 1987. So, it’s been almost 30 years since asbestos was last used. Fiber-cement siding is one of the most environment friendly choices you can make.
Myth: It’s Too Expensive
It’s true that Hardieplank siding is more expensive to buy and install than vinyl. Still, it’s cheaper than other popular options like cedar and is well worth the money you spend. The higher cost relative to budget-friendly materials like vinyl is due to the sophisticated blend of materials fiber cement is made from. Additionally, installing fiber cement siding requires a well trained and experienced siding contractor. Nevertheless, fiber cement siding is a high-quality material that will return your investment in home value and reduced maintenance costs.
Here at Spicer Bros. Construction, Inc, we provide everything from roofing to siding to help your home stand out in the neighborhood. Contact us today at (410) 546-1190 for an in-home consultation. We are here to serve you in Lewes, DE, and Salisbury and Easton, MD.