Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding is an exterior panel material that is manufactured of sand, cement and types of fiber made of cellulose. These materials have been cemented together using a process that utilizes pressurized steam, making this type of siding more stable and strong. Most of the panels’ strength comes from the cellulose fiber, which is a means of reinforcement to help avoid breakage or fracturing.

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As a customer you have many choices of coverings to choose from. Fiber cement siding has many characteristics that make it a valuable choice for home and business owners:

  • Great alternative to wood shake
  • Stronger than some its counterparts
  • Fire and flame resistance
  • Resistant to mold and pests

Wood shake alternative – Fiber cement siding is an outstanding alternative to real wood shake exteriors. Real wood comes with a host of problems including high initial installation and material costs, vulnerability to bugs and rot, and high maintenance and upkeep costs and frequency. Using fiber cement is a maintenance free choice, and the different models are manufactured to resemble authentic woods such as cedar or pine. Once your installation is finished, you may not even be able to tell the difference between this type of siding and actual wood. If you can’t tell, you can bet that your neighbors or even potential buyers of your home or office will not know until you tell them.

Stronger than counterparts – Fiber cement siding is a great alternative to wood and even to traditional materials. It is generally much thicker than other exterior selections you may choose, making it much stronger and more durable as well as being resistant to temperature issues. Another thing to remember is that this type of siding can actually be painted, which is not true of other types of panels. Low-grade vinyl can bend or fracture over time due to its vulnerability to high humidity and temperature. Moisture in the air can cause some types of traditional materials to bow and bend when they expand and contract with temperature differentiations.

Fire and flame resistance – A great advantage you gain by using fiber cement siding is its resistance to flames and fire. Wood and vinyl alternatives can be extremely flammable, meaning they can actually catch fire or melt if heat or fire comes near the outside of the structure. This can certainly be of danger to you and your family’s health and safety. Fiber cement choices are non-flammable, non-combustible and resistant to flame and fire. This provides an extra layer of protection to your home or building, as well as gives you the added peace of mind that you and your family’s health and well-being will not be threatened in any manner.

Mold and pest resistance – Fiber cement siding is resistant to fungal growths and since it is not wood it cannot rot or decay. Another huge advantage is that cement cannot be infested by termites, which is a very common and troubling problem associated with wood exteriors. A huge issue that you would run into when using traditional wood shake or any other type of wood exterior, is the fact that it can grow mold, mildew and fungus. These problems can quickly spread and threaten the integrity of the building’s exterior.

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We offer fiber cement siding in Lawrence, Olathe, Lenexa, Overland Park, Shawnee, Kansas City, Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, Raytown, and Independence areas.

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