Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding

James Hardie siding on home and new CertainTeed Roof

While we previously discussed the benefits of North America’s most popular siding material, vinyl siding, we wanted to take the time to discuss an option that has been increasing in popularity in recent years; fiber cement. A material that many homeowners have started to consider to be the premier siding option on the market, fiber cement is quickly gaining popularity among homeowners for the benefits it provides to homeowners who choose to install it on their homes. Interested in learning more? Keep reading below for more information!


Fiber Cement’s first claim to fame is it’s nearly unmatched durability. While vinyl siding is renowned for the strength & durability that it offers, fiber cement is a marked improvement. It is able to withstand weather conditions that vinyl siding would have a hard time resisting!


Next up, let’s discuss the aesthetic benefits of Fiber Cement. James Hardie is available in a truly unmatched array of color options, making it easy to find the perfect option to make your home’s exterior aesthetic. If you’re interested in choosing a siding material that will boost your home’s curb appeal & resale value, while making it easy to find the right shade for your needs, fiber cement is a fantastic option!


One of the primary reasons that homeowners enjoy fiber cement is the longevity it provides. If you’re looking for a material that can withstand not only the weather, but also the test of time, fiber cement is one of the best options available on the market. While vinyl siding is capable of lasting between 20-30 years, and a bit longer with proper maintenance, fiber cement siding generally lasts for 50 or more, making it a far more reliable long-term option than vinyl siding!


Lastly, fiber cement is a low maintenance siding option. It’s incredible strength & resiliency means that it needs very little maintenance after install. At most, you may need to clean off the siding with a little soap and water, or repaint a section that gets a large dose of UV rays. Other than that, your siding needs very little care after install, making it an easy option to install & forget about.

Contact Us Today

Interested in installing new fiber cement on your Illinois home this summer? Our crew at Erdmann Exteriors is happy to be able to assist with your needs! You can contact our team today by calling us at (847) 357-9607 or by filling out our team’s online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your fiber cement installation needs!

About Erdmann

Erdmann Exteriors & Construction has been providing exceptional satisfaction and quality in the exterior business since 1983. Changing your exterior is an important personal investment decision. We believe it should be a rewarding experience between the contractor and the client.

Each project that we undertake is enhanced by our extensive knowledge and passion. We provide and deliver only the highest quality products to meet your expectations. Loyalty, Quality, Craftsmanship, and Personal Service are what you can expect with Erdmann Exterior Designs.

Erdmann Exterior Designs offers the best available products for siding (cedar, James Hardie fiber cement, aluminum fascia and soffit), decking (Timbertech), windows (Marvin), roofing (shingles, cedar, shakes, tile, slate, or custom metal work), and Erdmann Exterior Designs offers in the installation with the best craftsman for your project.

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