If you want to update or completely refurbish your house’s siding, we recommend using something reliable and attractive like fiber cement siding. This style of siding sometimes meets with critical ire because of its lower R-value, but Energy Pro Windows & Siding wants to dispel some misunderstanding and illustrate some of its many benefits.
Best Reasons to Choose Fiber Cement Siding
We can identify several solid reasons to choose a cement siding option.
- Concrete & Flame Retardant
This could be your best option for avoiding or limiting fire damage because cement siding is one of the best flame retardant materials.
- Insects Hate It
Not only do the bugs tend to avoid it (not much for them to chew), but you also don’t need to worry about woodpeckers the same you do with wooden siding.
- Few Sun Problems
Cement siding really holds its own against UV ray damage.
- Endures High and Low Temperatures
It can withstand the really warm summers as well as the bitterly cold winters. Since it has decent insulative qualities, you won’t have too much trouble with the energy bill either.
- Excellent Aesthetic Quality
It’s one of the most appealing and beautiful siding styles we install. This is arguably the biggest selling point with our customers. It explains most of why this type of siding has been incredibly popular in the Kansas City area.
- Great for Home Value
With beauty also comes to an improvement in home value. This is important to remember when you consider how cement siding tends to require at least some maintenance. That problem is greatly offset by the benefit of higher home value.
- Less Expensive Than Wood Alternatives
Also, it’s probably the best bang-for-your-buck among all the siding material choices. It’s much cheaper than the real-wood siding, particularly as the country experiences lumber shortages.
A Few Downsides
Are there any negative aspects or limitations to cement siding? Well, we want you to be aware of a few even though we think the benefits outweigh the downsides.
- Some Maintenance Required
We can’t promise you it will be completely maintenance-free. However, it’s not a ton of work. Plus, it’s a small price to pay to gain the peace of mind that your house is safe and secure against strong winds, thunderstorms, snow, sleet, and other elemental difficulties. Just remember that you will need to repaint now and then as well as check on your gutters, keep an eye on the caulking, and keep your siding clean with pressure washing.
While siding in general (vinyl, wood, or fiber cement, or for that matter steel or aluminum siding) isn’t designed to add R-Value or insulation, Energy Pro can show you several options to increase the R insulation value of siding. Contact us if you have questions!
Many Factors For Deciding the Best Kind of Siding
There is no perfect form of siding, and your choices should reflect what you value most. How much maintenance can you handle? Are you more concerned with aesthetics, durability, or withstanding tough weather?
There is a lot to consider, so don’t forget to learn more about siding options by checking out our handy FAQ about Kansas City Siding Replacement.
Installing Fiber Cement Siding? Not a DIY Project
Nowadays, there are lots of great renovation projects that homeowners can tackle by themselves. Installing fiber cement siding is NOT one of them. It’s a pretty complicated process, which is why if you elect to remodel your house with it, you really need the help of the pros, and that’s precisely why you should call Energy Pro Windows & Siding.
We are Kansas City’s best outfit for installing, repairing, and replacing all kinds of siding, doors, and windows. With a combined 125 years of experience doing these types of tasks, we’ve seen it all, and know how to make your home look its best. We make sure you have the best-protected home by properly installing only the best materials such as the very popular James Hardie Siding.
Energy Pro is a licensed contractor and can assist with all permitting and code compliance.
So, make sure you contact us as soon as you’re ready to take the bold step of enriching your home with some top-notch fiber cement siding.