Getting the most out of your home renovation dollars is always the goal, but it can be tough to actually achieve. However, fiber cement siding has emerged over and over as the clear frontrunner when it comes to residential exterior siding ROI. To show you why fiber cement siding is a smart, economical choice, let’s look at a few recent articles on what to look for in exterior siding.
Fiber Cement Siding Vs. The Rest of the Pack: 5 Articles
For the eighth consecutive year, replacing the siding on your home with fiber cement siding has been rated as the best home improvement in terms of return on investment, according to this article by Terry Stamman of Twin Cities Siding Professionals.
According to Terry,
“The national average cost of a vinyl siding project is higher than that of fiber cement ($13,818 for vinyl vs. $13,083 for fiber cement), but the average return is nearly 8% less ($9,926 for vinyl vs. $10,379 for fiber cement).”
James Hardie building products have the reputation of being one of the finest siding choices available. In this article, Ted Nemeth of ReVisions Remodeling, Ltd. answers a few of the common questions about James Hardie siding products.
Ted explains what fiber cement is,
“James Hardie uses fiber cement siding, which is a building material used to cover the exterior of a building in both commercial and domestic applications, and is an extremely durable material derived from cement, sand, and cellulose fiber which is made to visually resemble real wood siding, or pretty much any type of surface for an exterior cladding out there.”
Fiber cement siding is a top choice for homeowners looking to re-side their home. However, choosing siding can be tricky because fiber cement siding is just one of many siding types. Additionally, there are several styles of fiber cement that you should know about before making a choice. In this post, Ian Holmes of Holmes Custom Renovations, LLC looks at Fiber Cement Board, Lap Siding, Vertical Siding, Shingles and Shakes, Trim, and Soffits, helping you understand what each style brings to the table.
Monte Ramey, general manager of Brennan Enterprises in Dallas, weighs in with a pro’s view on some of the most currently popular siding choices in this article. He notes the advantages, disadvantages, maintenance issues and green characteristics of vinyl, fiber cement, insulated and engineered wood siding.
For example, here’s his take on vinyl siding:
“Advantages: durable; widely available; least expensive option; many brands come with lifetime warranties
Disadvantages: repairs require replacement of entire sections; style/color selection is not as wide as other types of siding; cannot be painted; flammable; releases toxins if burned
Cleaning/maintenance: wash annually with soap and water (high-pressure washing is discouraged)
“Green” characteristics: vinyl siding as a whole is a “green” siding option due to its production and recycling processes”
We’ll finish off this post with a look at one of our recent articles on different types of siding. Matt McQuillen of Tidewater Custom Homes and Remodeling gives us an overview of the pros and cons of fiber cement siding, vinyl siding, wood siding, aluminum siding, and stucco siding. He notes a few of the elements that should be important to consumers, including price, durability, attractiveness, and ease of installation.
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