Picking a new siding material is a great way for many homeowners to spruce up their home. However, it’s a decision that must be thought out carefully since you’ll need to factor in how you want your house to look, its durability, maintenance as well as your budget. There are many great options, like brick, stucco or stone, but each one of them holds their own benefits. But if you install fiber cement siding, you could enjoy all of these benefits with none of their drawbacks.
In this post, one of the top siding replacement companies in the area, Sanders Roofing & Exteriors, LLC, shares what fiber cement siding offers to your home.
Why Opt for Fiber Cement Siding?
Fiber cement siding combines the benefits of the best siding materials in the market into one package. It’s a top-tier siding option that requires little maintenance, protects your home against rotting, termite infestation, blunt force and the elements. It also comes in various designs to choose from. Compared to common siding options, fiber cement siding offers long-term savings over these options.
What Is Fiber Cement Made of?
Your siding installers will tell you that fiber cement siding is made out of these key components:
- Wood Pulp. These are also used as composites when crafting doors. The wood pulp makes your siding more flexible and resilient against the elements.
- Fly Ash. It serves as a filler for your siding material. Fly ash is a by-product of burnt coal. If manufacturers do not have fly ash available, they can also opt for silica sand.
- Water. Water helps dissolve the wood pulp to activate and harden the cement so that the siding can take form.
- Portland Cement. This binding agent helps bring everything together by sticking all ingredients together. It’s made up of limestone, clay and iron.
Sanders Roofing & Exteriors, LLC, a family-owned company with over a decade of experience, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including roof repair and gutter installation services. We’re the top siding installers in your area. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (512) 590-0748 or fill out this form.