Fiber cement is one of the most coveted siding materials in the United States today. It does well when you stack it up against the other most popular options on the market. It is as durable as masonry, as charming as wood, and as low-maintenance as vinyl.
But durability, charm and ease of maintenance do not necessarily separate fiber cement from the rest. If they are the only qualities that define this material, then it is no better than most products you will find.
As a siding and roofing contractor with more than 40 years of industry excellence, John Peters Roofing swears by fiber cement, especially manufactured by James Hardie®. Below are the reasons why you should seriously consider it for your siding replacement project.
It Can Survive Any Climate
James Hardie fiber cement siding is more than just siding. It is a system, known as HardieZone®, consisting of purposely engineered to survive distinct environmental forces found in the US for decades.
The HardieZone system is made up of products that make sense in a particular region. For areas that normally get wet, freezing conditions, HZ5 products are perfect. For semi-arid and arid climates with extremely hot summers, HZ10 products will work wonders.
It Stands Up to Ultraviolet Rays Exceptionally Well
Any siding and roofing repair specialist would tell you that UV radiation does not destroy building materials in an instant. Rather, this invisible yet harmful light from the sun can accelerate the aging process of the structures it hits.
Pre-finished or not, James Hardie fiber cement siding does not succumb to the effects of extensive and extreme UV exposure. HZ10 products are formulated to contend with this natural force way much longer.
If you opt for ColorPlus® Technology, the finish of your James Hardie siding will not dull when the paint of the neighboring houses begins to fade. James Hardie fiber cement’s ability to resist discoloration translates to long-lasting curb appeal.
It May Save You on Insurance
James Hardie fiber cement is noncombustible. Any reputable siding and roof repair company could attest that it is a staple of 1-hour fire-rated assemblies. In other words, it has been scientifically proven to retard the spread of fire and buy property inhabitants crucial minutes to flee for safety.
Your insurance carrier would be thrilled to know about your James Hardie fiber cement siding purchase. You may even receive some discount on your regular premium if you ask and explain how this product could withstand a house fire.
See expert advice from John Peters Roofing to determine whether fiber cement is the right siding for your property. Call (317) 786-3315 to schedule your free in-home consultation with us in Indianapolis and get an estimate.