15 Nov Fiber Cement Siding Perks
Actually, nowadays everyone re-siding his or her house or purchasing a renovated one rushes first to
figure out the cost to build a house and building basics, products and finishes including re-siding of
course. Fiber cement adds durability and crisp contemporary style to the house. However, installation
tends to cost more because the material is much heavier than wood. It also needs to be cut with a special
mask to protect workers from the resulting dust. However, nobody can resist using fiber cement siding for
the following perks:
1. Climate Challenger
When it comes to deciding about the exterior of the house, people mostly think about the look.
To secure your home from fire accidents, you need to think beyond the aesthetic.
Studies have confirmed that western states would be facing more fire breaks than ever
before and with them Gulf states, initially destined to extremely hot and dry weather.
For the former this is due to the rise in deforestation and climate change and for the latter
due to the rise in temperatures to extremes as part of its design.
What siding is the most fire resistant? Nobody can resist using fiber cement siding for
these fiber cement claddings own a class A fire-resistant rating.
Fiber cement siding, as shown in every house, looks like wood but has a number of significant
advantages, some of these are:
It is largely made from ecofriendly materials including recycled wood fiber and fly ash
(which is repurposed industrial waste from coal combustion), and cement, and has a very
low water content.
In general, fiber cement has so little cellulose content that termites and other insects
have little interest in it.
And it absorbs so little water that it is very resistant to rot and mold.
Most importantly, it’s resistant to fire: the thicker the boards, the higher the fire rating.
3. Shape and Texture
Fiber cement siding, as shown in every house, comes in different shapes and textures likewise:
Fiber cement products match the shape and texture of shiplap, board-and-batten, cedar
shingles, V-groove, and most other wood siding.
Trim, molding, soffits, and even specialty pieces are available.
You can get brick mold, crown molding and everything in between.
Some higher end brands can be milled or routed just like wood trim.
4. Shingles Matching
Fiber cement boards are available in forms that match asbestos shingles for:
Asbestos shingles are roof or wall shingles made with asbestos cement board.
They often resemble slate shingles.
They were mass-produced during the 20th century as these were more resilient to
weathering than traditional slate shingles for the reason that slate is very soft and prone
It’s possible to weave shingles, say, around the corner for an uninterrupted surface
(without corner boards)
5. Other Perks
Fiber cement boards are also available as sheets for homes with a modern aesthetic for:
It is so realistic that it has been approved to replace wood siding in a number of historic
The realistic look is because fiber cement is made from molds created with actual wood
Much more moisture resistant than stucco, fiber cement requires far fewer repairs over
Paint also adheres to it better and reduces maintenance costs, for fiber cement boards
come pre-primed and in many cases a variety of paint colors are available.
Fiber cement cost varies according to thickness and manufacturer likewise:
Regular 5/16-inch fiberboard costs around $1.35 per linear foot and a 3/4-inch series
costs around $2.90 per linear foot.
By comparison redwood or cedar siding costs around $1.75 per linear foot.
Vinyl siding is cheaper than any of these but is environmentally unfriendly and lacks an
An alternative to fiber cement or vinyl for siding is engineered wood, such as LP
SmartSide and Collins TrueWood, but technically require more wood (and trees) to
produce where sometimes large swathes of forest are regularly cut down.
Ultimately, the appropriate cladding material to use depends on the orientation of your building and
surrounding environment, whether it’s located in the city, beach, and the façade itself. Speaking to an
architect and designer will play an important role in correct material selection as they’ll know the
constraints of the materials and requirements.
Why don’t you favor OBRAS INTERNATIONAL to ensure a complete service package in a ventilated
façade system in wood and fiber cement cladding. They also offer acoustic solutions for all kinds of
projects that require a technical indoor conditioning and design.
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.