A beautiful home starts with durable, attractive siding. At Powers Premier Contracting, we install high-performance fiber cement siding and trim that stands up beautifully to whatever mother nature has in store. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance siding solution that adds value to your home, contact our fiber cement siding installers or request a quote here!
Benefits of New Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is engineered to protect against storm damage and the elements. High-performance fiber cement is resistant to water, fire, weather, pests, and time. Extreme weather is no match for fiber cement trim and siding whether the temperature is hot and humid or cold and wet.
Here are a few reasons to love fiber cement siding:
- Moisture-resistance: When it comes to your home’s structural integrity, moisture poses the single greatest threat. Moisture that seeps into your home can cause your siding to crack and swell, even leading to mold proliferation that can create a health hazard. Fiber cement siding won’t crack, swell, or chip when exposed to moisture, making it more durable against the elements.
- Fire-resistance: Unlike many other types of siding, fiber cement siding won’t ignite when it’s exposed to fire. Additionally, fiber cement won’t melt or contribute to fueling a fire.
- Better aging: Fiber cement siding is designed to be durable and stand up to years of wear and tear even in Minnesota’s cold climate. You’ll spend less on siding maintenance with fiber cement, and it will continue to look great for years down the road.
How Fiber Cement Stacks up to Other Types of Siding
Fiber cement is more durable than other types of siding. Here’s how fiber cement stacks up when compared to wood, vinyl, and engineered wood siding:
- Vinyl: For historic homes, fiber cement looks more natural than vinyl. Because fiber cement siding is thicker than vinyl siding, it can be engineered to produce a more authentic and elegant wood grain appearance.
- Wood: Unlike wood siding, fiber cement is better engineered to stand up to fire. It won’t warp or become damaged by mold when exposed to moisture. While wood siding can crack, split, or deteriorate as time goes by, fiber cement remains durable and low-maintenance even after years of use.
- Engineered Wood: While engineered wood is more durable than natural wood siding, long-term moisture exposure can create gaps, swelling, edge checking, and plank expansion. Fiber cement is more resistant to humidity, fire, and freezing temperatures than engineered wood.
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