When selecting new siding, most homeowners emphasize the aesthetics or durability of the siding. However, there is one other factor that is just as important: maintenance requirements. Some siding options require time-consuming and expensive maintenance.
Siding protects homes from the sun, strong winds, and rain. It can deteriorate quickly if not properly maintained. Choosing a low maintenance siding can solve this problem. Advances in home building materials give homeowners siding options that need minimal care.
Fiber Cement Siding: A Low Maintenance Option
Fiber cement siding is made from Portland cement, sand, and wood fibers. It requires little attention from the homeowner to keep it looking great and performing well for decades. This siding absorbs less moisture than other materials, like wood.
Fiber cement siding is less prone to cracking or breaking. It is extremely durable, fire-resistant, and does not rot. Fiber cement siding can also withstand hail, storms, and extreme weather.
After fiber cement siding has been installed, the only job a homeowner must do to keep it clean is to wash it. It is recommended to wash siding and other exterior surfaces every 6 to 12 months. Dirt and debris are easily removed by simply using a garden hose and a soft brush, keeping the siding looking new.
This regular cleaning does more than maintain the aesthetic appearance of fiber cement siding. It can also prevent mold and mildew problems later on, which can deteriorate the surface.
James Hardie Is the Global Leader in Fiber Cement Siding
There are several manufacturers that offer fiber cement products, but James Hardie fiber cement siding is the most popular with American homeowners. James Hardie continues to invest in research and development to improve its siding products. They continue to reign as the number 1 fiber cement siding company.
James Hardie fiber cement siding is over five times thicker than vinyl. It is non-combustible and resists warping. It is much better than wood because it resists the effects of moisture. It is also superior to vinyl and aluminum siding in its durability and beauty.
James Hardie’s ColorPlus Technology is a feature that sets it apart from the rest. The paint color chosen is baked-on, providing the siding with a durable finish. It is then cured to create a stronger bond that resists chipping, peeling, and cracking. This process prevents the color from fading, retaining its aesthetic beauty over time. The finish comes with a 15-year limited warranty that covers paint and labor, protecting against peeling, cracking, and chipping.
And, if after a few years, the homeowner decides to change their color scheme, James Hardie fiber cement siding can be repainted.
About Banner Construction
Since 1993, Banner Construction has provided St. Louis and St. Charles homeowners the best in exterior replacement services. Customers get results that are long-lasting because of the use of quality products.
Banner Construction takes great pride in being an Elite James Hardie Remodeler. This means our contractors specialize in the installation of James Hardie products. From siding to windows and doors, Banner Construction consistently exhibits high standards in workmanship and customer satisfaction.