What is fiber cement and is it right for you?

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Replacing your siding or picking a new exterior for a home can be challenging unless you learn about the different kinds of exterior materials available, such as fiber cement. We’ll lay out the important information about fiber cement to assist you in making a knowledgeable choice about investing in it for your house.

Fiber cement siding is a long-lasting and durable material that requires very little maintenance. This material can be used on commercial projects as well as residential houses. It’s both a rigid material that produces substantial protection yet flexible enough to maintain some versatility.

The best way to evaluate fiber cement is to examine it for yourself by requesting a free sample.

FIBER CEMENT SIDING – WHAT IS IT MADE OF?

Fiber cement is manufactured from a few simple ingredients: sand, water, Portland cement, and cellulose fibers. Every manufacturer will have a different distribution of ingredients, so the product can vary slightly. We provide full exterior design services to help you choose the right materials, desired color, appropriate level of maintenance, and more.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Fiber cement is a long-lasting material that provides excellent overall value. It costs less than synthetic stucco, brick, and some wood siding options. It is equally or less costly than hardboard or composite siding.

 

HOW DOES THE SIDING PERFORM?

Fiber cement siding holds many benefits over traditional siding materials like vinyl and wood. 

– Created to endure damage from moisture and rot.

– Engineered to stand up to the requirements of your particular climate.

– Unappealing to termites, woodpeckers, and other pests.

– Non-flammable. It will not burn when exposed to a direct flame or add fuel to a fire.

 

HOW DO I MAINTAIN THE SIDING?

Fiber cement siding is low-maintenance. The amount and type of maintenance needed will depend on your geographic location, weathering, and whether it is prefinished siding or painted on site.

Prefinished products resist fading, chipping, and cracking, which means less maintenance for you.

 

WHAT STYLES ARE AVAILABLE?

There is an abundance of design flexibility with fiber cement siding. It comes in a variety of textures and grains such as smooth, stucco finishes, as well as wood grain, and a range of prefinished color options.

There are also several different siding profiles to accommodate you in creating the best aesthetic for your house. 

START YOUR PROJECT

There is no one-size-fits-all pricing or guide. The best, most accurate way to get an estimate for installing fiber cement siding is to get a quote.

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.

We offer a Complimentary In Home Consultations to see if we’re a fit for your next project!

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