What Is Fiber Cement Siding?
Finding the right siding for house involves choosing between the look and feel, durability, maintenance requirements, and cost. With most other siding types such as engineered wood, vinyl, stone, brick, or stucco, you’ll have to weigh the pros and cons of each. However, with fiber cement, you get all benefits without the limitations.
Fiber Cement siding has been used for over century, but was re-invented in the 1980’s. It combines sand and cement, with added wood pulp to provide strength, durability, and flexibility. Fiber cement siding is low maintenance, resists rot, fire, and insects.
James Hardie offers fiber cement siding is several different varieties:
- HardiePlank Lap Siding
- HardieShingle Siding
- HardiePanel Vertical Siding
- HardieTrim Boards
- HardieSoffit Panels
- Artisan Style
The following video explains the manufacturing process in more detail: