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Fiber cement siding

Vibration cement grooves are one of the most durable siding grooves available today and combine the strengths of concrete and wood without any of the material's weaknesses. Side panels start out as a normal combination of sand and concrete, but when cellulose fibers have been added, they have an impressive durability. Will fiber cement facade be perfect for your home? Knowing what to expect from the outer material will help you decide.

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Installation

Getting fiber cement phases in your home is anything but a DIY project. Although fiber cement is easier to install than wood and concrete facades, it is still recommended that you get professional help to avoid damage to the panels during installation, so that they are assembled to the manufacturer's specifications. Incorrect installation prevents you from enjoying the full benefits of fiber cement coating and jeopardizing the protection of your home.

Cost

Fiber-cement facades are more expensive than vinyl, but in most cases in pairs or even cheaper than wood or concrete installation. This is because it still takes less time and labor to get them up. In addition, fiber cement panels are considered to be more energy efficient than either wood or concrete, which means you can save by helping to reduce your energy bill in the long run.

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Fire and water resistance

Unlike wood cladding, fiber cement panels are fire resistant as they are mostly non-combustible cement. This makes the outer material an excellent choice for homes near other buildings or trees or where forest fires pose a threat. At the same time, the non-porous surface of the fiber cement makes it immune to moisture-related damage, such as rats and rust stains.

Style

The vibration cement facade is available in a variety of colors, textures and finishes. Popular surfaces include surfaces to imitate concrete or stucco, and wood grains to simulate the look of wooden climbing. The side trace material also holds color well so you can go seven to 15 years without repainting. However, keep in mind that fiber cement must be painted within 90 days of installation. Don't want problems? Instead, choose to have the outer material coated with a factory.

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Durability and longevity

Fiber cement is remarkably better at resisting the impact that might otherwise have buckled metal and vinyl siding. And since it does not expand or contract as the temperature changes, it does not become distorted or distorted over time, which helps fiber cement to surpass other siding.

Maintenance

Fiber cement requires very minimal maintenance. Most of the time it will mean something more than a quick visual examination and get rid of dust buildup. Of course, it is strongly recommended to check fiber cement panels for severe weather damage, as with all other outer materials. If you do not know what to look for, do not hesitate to call a professional for help.

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Like what you've learned about siding in fiber cement? Make sure you use the material to its fullest by having it installed by a reputable contractor. Good luck with your siding!

Author Bio

Nate Wheeler is a specialized home decor with more than 15 years of experience in general home improvement projects. When not fishing during the weekends he likes to share practical tips and talk about home projects on 1st Choice Home Solutions blog.

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