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All You Need to Know About James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

September 22nd, 2014 | 2 min. read

All You Need to Know About James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding

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Aside from enhancing your home’s curb appeal, siding also serves as an extra layer of defense against the weather. Because it provides insulation, siding may help lower your utility bills as well. This is why having reliable siding in San Antonio’s humid subtropical climate can be beneficial to you, your family, and, of course, your wallet.

Southwest Exteriors™, the most trusted when it comes to siding in San Antonio, offers one of the most reliable siding options on the market: James Hardie fiber cement siding. But what makes this siding material so dependable? Southwest Exteriors answers some of the FAQs about fiber cement siding:

What is fiber cement? Fiber cement is a composite material made of wood fiber (cellulose), cement, sand, and other elements. The fiber component of this construction innovation makes this material stronger than most siding materials available on the market today.

Why do we use it in siding? Because of fiber cement’s long-lasting toughness, it is often used in construction materials employed in the exteriors of residential and commercial establishments, including siding. Furthermore, fiber cement siding from James Hardie can be manufactured to have the realistic look of masonry, stucco, or wood—making this siding material option stylish yet durable.

What are the advantages of fiber cement siding over other siding options? Fiber cement is one of the most resistant materials in existence for your exterior. It is insect-, fire-, and moisture-resistant. Further, it is not prone to warping or cracking, making fiber cement one of the toughest siding options against different weather conditions. It requires little maintenance. In fact, if you install HardiePlank® in your home, you’ll avoid demanding and expensive maintenance cycles associated with wood siding, which means more free time for your family and cost savings for your pocket.

Who can I call if I want James Hardie fiber cement siding in San Antonio? Southwest Exteriors, the leader in San Antonio siding replacement, is a James Hardie Preferred Remodeler. This means that James Hardie trusts us in representing, handling, and installing its top-of-the-line siding products for its customers in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Just give us a call, and we can provide you with a free quote on your siding project.