Fiber cement siding is known for its longevity, durability, cost-efficiency and curb appeal. It’s created from cement, sand and cellulose fibers. Despite these, there are still misconceptions that abound about this material.
In this post, your local provider of high-quality siding and windows, Mid America Exterior debunks common myths about fiber cement siding.
1. It’s Made With Asbestos
A little amount of asbestos was used in the early development of fiber cement siding. However, materials used today are safer for you and the environment. In 1987, James Hardie® siding completely stopped using asbestos, meaning it’s been almost three decades since it was used. Fiber cement siding is one of the most eco-friendly options in the market.
2. It’s Very Expensive
Compared to other siding options like cedar, fiber cement is more cost-effective. It’s a high-quality material that’s worth your investment. Aside from increase your home’s curb appeal, it is low maintenance. Get your fiber cement siding from the experts in siding and window replacement, Mid America Exteriors.
3. It Lasts Forever
Like any part of your home’s exterior, fiber cement it will have to be replaced after some time. However, that isn’t anytime soon because it has a long life span. Unlike wood, it doesn’t rot, easily burn or warp in extreme heat.
4. You Can Install It by Yourself
Fiber cement siding should only be installed by an expert. It’s very heavy and can crack easily. Professional training and specialized tools are required for installation.
Choose a reliable contractor for your siding replacement to make sure your investment lasts. At Mid America Exteriors, we are your leading provider of high-quality fiber cement siding. We also offer deck, door and window installation services. Call us at (316) 416-2045 or complete our online form for a free quote. We work serve homeowners in Wichita and Hutchinson, KS.