If you’re looking at replacing the siding on your home, you likely have either aluminum, wood or vinyl siding. The home builder likely used the most common material at the time or what was mandated by the homeowner’s association. Today, you have an additional choice, fiber cement siding. If you’re debating between vinyl and fiber cement, here are a few reasons you may want to choose the latter.
Few siding products are as durable as fiber cement. Bugs don’t care for it like wood siding. Wind and hail won’t dent or crack it like aluminum and vinyl siding. It won’t warp in extreme temperature changes or require constant sealing like wood to prevent it from weather damage. Most fiber cement siding will last at least 30 years; likely longer than the time you will own the home.
Return on Investment
There are many ways that fiber cement siding provides a better return on investment (ROI) than other types. First, be sure to let your homeowner’s insurance company know you’ve changed to fiber cement for your siding. They may offer a discount because of its high fire and wind resistance. Because it’s thicker than traditional vinyl or aluminum siding, it is also more insulative so you save on heating and cooling. When you go to sell your home, you’ll see about an 80% ROI. Once you add what you get back to your savings on insurance and heating costs, you may be surprised at its true return.
Unlike wood that needs repainting regularly, prefinished fiber cement siding resists fading, cracking and chipping for years. Most won’t need repainting for 10 – 15 years. As for regular maintenance, you may need an occasional rinsing but shouldn’t need to pressure wash your home like you do with vinyl siding.
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If you’d like to learn more about fiber cement as a siding option for your home, call Windows and Siding Unlimited. We can help you choose the right look for your home and provide you with a free quote for installation. Call us today at (703) 468-4769 or fill out our contact form.