From the eyes of a consumer we understand that the knowledge of James Hardie Fiber Cement siding is actually quite low in the New England area. The popular fiber cement siding material is quickly growing but we are continuing to get questions from our customers on a regular basis. Being such a high quality and popular product when installed, we wanted to put together some FAQ’s. Listed below are various questions that we have been asked by customers on a regular basis.
What is Fiber Cement Siding?
This material is an extremely durable product made out of cement, sand, and cellulose fiber.
What are some of Fiber Cement Sidings Benefits?
James Hardie Fiber Cement is one of the most resistant materials there is. It is insect proof, fire resistant, moisture resistant and is not prone to any cracking or warping. It has the overall appearance of beautiful wood siding but has the required maintenance of vinyl siding.
Is Fiber Cement Painted or Stained?
Fiber cement is painted but this is done at the factory. Paint also adds an extra level of protection and the paint and stain itself holds very well.
How much maintenance is needed?
James Hardie fiber cement siding is absolutely known as a low-maintenance siding solution. But, like any siding, the siding can have dirt build-up. A simple power wash or cleaning with a garden hose will help make your siding look as good as new.
How long will fiber cement last?
It is not uncommon for fiber cement siding to last over 50 years. James Hardie Siding themselves have a 30 year warranty because of their trust in the product. The value of the product is directly correlated to house long it can visually and structurally hold up.
For more information about James Hardie Siding and our installations, please feel free to reach out. US Siding & Construction can be contacted over the phone at 617-467-5005 or through our online contact form.