When it comes to home siding, there have been many different options used over the years, but options like wood and vinyl have now been popular for generations. They do have their faults though; they can be prone to cracking and chipping. As technology has progressed, home siding materials have as well, vinyl siding and wood have gotten better, but new materials have also emerged. One of these new materials is fiber cement, a material made from cement fibers designed to be exceptionally strong.
Fiber cement is a newer siding material that’s designed to be incredibly weather-resistant and sturdy versus debris. It’s naturally fire-resistant as well due to its construction. Rot and termite damage can’t happen with fiber cement either like wood is prone to. James Hardie takes their fiber cement siding to another level entirely, though. Their fiber cement siding can mimic the natural look of wood siding paired with the toughness of cement. They offer a huge range of colors and styles, so no matter what style or color you’d like on your home, James Hardie & Nation’s Choice Windows have got you covered.
The engineers at James Hardie designed their Hardielpanks to be able to withstand the humidity that we have in Northern Virginia. The siding is so strong that it actually comes with a 30-year warranty, so you can feel confident that the product can keep you protected all year long and year after year.
Since the 1960s, vinyl siding has been an extremely popular option for the exterior of American homes. It comes in many colors and styles today, but at the end of the day, it’s still made of vinyl, so not able to provide the strength of fiber cement. Vinyl is reasonably sturdy, but impacts can damage it during storms and pests. Vinyl is relatively low-maintenance, just like fiber cement, but you’ll want to inspect it frequently to be sure that your home’s walls haven’t become vulnerable. Not all vinyl sidings are fire-resistant either, so be sure to check that if you decide that you may be interested.
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Both siding materials have their strengths and weaknesses, but because fiber cement is so much more technologically advanced, it’s able to offer superior protection for you and your home. It’s much more low maintenance, once installed, fiber cement will keep your home protected for decades.
Our team at Nation’s Choice Windows installs fiber cement siding from James Hardie because they’re one of the best manufacturers in the business. If you’re interested in having fiber cement installed on your home, contact us today!