18 Mar Advantages of Fiber Cement Siding
It is noteworthy to say that fiber cement siding differs significantly from other engineered wood, untreated wood and other material engineered siding, not only because fiber cement siding lasts longer compared to other siding materials but because the performance, maintenance needs and aesthetics of these materials are very different and superior to the rest.
Although engineered wood siding is stronger than untreated wood, fiber cement provides additional advantages that make it superior as to compositional differences in longevity and overall performance.
Although most fabricated sidings of engineered wood, untreated wood, other material engineered and fiber cement have similar color finishes, styles and surface appearances, fiber cement siding surpasses all with the following advantages:
- Compositionally wise: Engineered wood is made up of tiny threads of wood fibers that are pressed and bonded together using heat, pressure and a heavy-duty resin, a composition that makes it stronger than untreated wood, while fiber cement siding looks similar to vinyl siding, the similarity ends there. It is actually made of cement that has been reinforced with cellulose to make it stronger and more durable.
Fiber cement siding is generally stronger than engineered wood siding because it relies on a much stronger source material. Fiber cement siding is a precise mix of cement, sand, water and cellulose fibers that creates the enhanced durability for which fiber cement siding is known. Fiber cement siding is the stronger, longer-lasting choice for exterior siding. 2. Rot-resistant and non- combustible
The more compositional your building material is made up of, the more it lasts and capable and vulnerable it is. In this sense fiber cement siding, unlike wood-based material and other material engineered siding is moisture- resistant and as thus can be used in wet, coastal environments and not be susceptible to moisture build- up.
Also, the more you eliminate flammable building materials in your home fabrication the safer it will be, in this sense fiber cement siding is non- combustible, giving homeowners an added safety advantage over wood-based material and other material engineered siding and a smarter choice for building.
- Total Design Versatility
While wood- based and other material engineered siding allow static or few design features, fiber cement siding allows a range of architectural styles of high aesthetic nature. Fiber cement is a versatile material to work with, and it has the potential to yield plenty of creative exterior designs.
- Layered Look Another advantage over wood-based and other material engineered siding is that fiber cement siding has different siding styles in the same exact color, and integrating these different styles of fiber cement siding like lap, shake, and board and batten on a single structure can provide a dynamic exterior design. A layered look that fiber cement siding provides creates a welcoming and cozy ambiance sought after by many homeowners.
- Better Aesthetic longevity
Since it is made of wood, wood- based and other material engineered siding will be vulnerable to sun damage. Along with it the paint on it is a prime candidate for color fading due to sun exposure. Not only is color fading frustrating, but it can be difficult to correct. On the other hand fiber cement siding is manufactured with intensive color finishing throughout the structure which makes it laying and staying across the home. Impressively, unlike wood- based and other material engineered siding, fiberboard siding does not rot or require frequent repainting. It is fireproof, insect resistant, and performs well in natural disasters.
- A Low- Maintenance Material Wood-based and other material engineered siding require regular maintenance, touch-ups, caulking and repairs, while fiber cement siding is built to maintain its aesthetic quality and structural integrity with very little maintenance, freeing up both time and money for homeowners. Aside from being low- maintenance, fiber cement board is also energy efficient and, to a small degree, contributes to insulating your home.
However, because wood-based and other material engineered siding’s core material is wood, it is still susceptible to many of the same risks like water damage, chipping, flammability and sun damage. Fiber cement siding is the more durable, longer- lasting product and has the same durability as brick or stone. And just as with a brick or stone home, fiber cement siding should last for the life of your home. Why don’t you favor OBRAS INTERNATIONAL to ensure a complete service package in a ventilated façade system in wood and fiber cement cladding. Their products have defied intense heat, humidity and dry desert weather, as well as high-density snow and rainy areas in the mountains and their group of ace specialists has a noteworthy vision for craftsmanship and style that works perfectly when joined with the study plans. They propose plans, supply material, assist technically, supervise the work, and guarantee a quality finish.