Is it time to put new siding on your home? The next step is to consider which type of material you want. Whatever you choose, it has to be attractive, to be sure, but it also has to be durable and able to handle the harsh weather we experience in South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa. Have you thought about James Hardie® fiber cement? Not only does it add value to your home, keeping you more comfortable throughout every season, it’s easy to maintain and retains its color very well.
Check out these five reasons why you should choose fiber cement siding for your home:
1. Variety of Trim and Accessories
Fiber cement comes in an array of sizes and styles, so variety is never an issue. There are planks featuring wood-grained finishes; there are planks featuring smooth finishes. Your choice. Also, planks typically come in widths of between four and 12 inches, so it’s no problem matching existing siding if you are putting an addition on your home. You can even add decorative overhangs of vertical grooves and soffit panels, trims and other accessories if you’re looking to add that extra touch of charm and character to your property.
2. Low in Maintenance
With so little upkeep associated with fiber cement, you don’t have to waste your weekends cleaning it. Every few years, you may want to pressure wash it on a low setting. Once a year, you may find the need to spot clean areas that are grimy or discolored. Just use a home-made solution of white vinegar and water, and gently apply the solution into any problem area.
3. Works Well in Our Climate
Fiber cement siding manufactured by James Hardie is specifically formulated by climate zone. Which makes it perfect for the cold, damp winters and hot, humid summers we experience here in the upper Midwest. Fiber cement tends to absorb less moisture than other materials, which means it’s less prone to cracking or breaking. Termites don’t like it either, thanks to its unique composition of cement and sand. This material resists frigid air and high humidity levels as well.
4. Long-Lasting Color Durability
Fiber cement is available in a varied selection of colors and designs, plus it resists fading from UV rays and thus retains its color very well throughout the years.
5. Property Value and Curb Appeal
The ROI on James Hardie fiber cement siding is better than vinyl. In fact, dollar for dollar, nothing raises your home’s value more than properly installed fiber cement. Expect to spend a bit more initially on fiber cement over vinyl, but this is because you’re getting a higher quality product with a longer-lasting lifespan. Over time, this investment just makes better sense.
Additionally, fiber cement is attractive to prospective buyers, enhancing the curb appeal of your property.
In short, fiber cement is the perfect choice when you want a surface that is gorgeous yet rugged and durable, giving you the traditional look of natural wood siding without the high maintenance requirements or complications of rot and mildew.
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