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What Fiber Cement Siding is and How it Benefits Homeowners

September 3rd, 2014 | 1 min. read

What Fiber Cement Siding is and How it Benefits Homeowners

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You might have been hearing about the new revolutionary material for siding which is fiber cement. It is better and more expensive than average siding materials like vinyl and for good reasons. But first, let us know more about what makes fiber cement and how it is made.

It is composed of three primary components that are usually throw-away materials: cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. It is actually very environmental friendly because the cellulose fibers can be taken from unused scrap wood and recycled to be processed to create the final product.

Fiber cement is heavy and needs at least two people who are trained and knowledgeable on its installation to cut and carry it. Because of its durability, it is less susceptible to rot, moisture, termites, and other harmful external elements which could be beneficial to homeowners who live in areas like San Antonio Texas where severe weather like tornadoes is not uncommon. It is impact resistant which is very useful for siding in San Antonio because of the possibility of damage from wind-blown debris.

One of its most famous attributes is that it is a non-combustible material unlike common materials such as vinyl which melts and releases toxic fumes. Aside from this, it is also an energy-efficient material because of its durability which reduces the risk for air leaks, it keeps your home perfectly insulated and minimizes the need to consume too much energy which lessens your energy bills.

So if you want to get a San Antonio siding replacement, opt for a company like Southwest Exteriors. We offer fiber cement from James Hardie, one of the leading manufacturers in the industry.

We at Southwest Exteriors make sure that we only provide the best products and services. We have gone through special training in order to install their revolutionary fiber cement siding. That is why we are the James Hardie Preferred Remodeler, So if you want to trade your old siding for a much better one, just call us and we’ll be happy to discuss it with you.