Cement Board Siding is Durable & Easy to Maintain
If you install a cement board siding product on your home, you can expect it to last a lifetime, and sometimes longer. This has become a major selling point for the product because it increases the resale value of the home, but there are other reasons that homeowners choose cement board. First of all, cement board siding is very low maintenance. Unlike a lot of other popular siding materials, it resists mold and mildew, and doesn’t have to be cleaned any more often than vinyl or wood.
Cement Siding is Versatile & Easy to Install
Before you start thinking that you will need to do a lot of prep work before painting fiber cement, each plank is pre-primed and ready to go. You can also find pre-painted and/or pre-colored cement board siding at many contractors, which can be a real time saver after installation is complete. Many contractors will recommend buying the pre-primed siding and having it painted to your specifications; mainly because it will never chip or peel later on.
Quality Vs. Cost of Cement Siding
Taking all of these benefits into account, it is no wonder that cement board siding is a trend that is sweeping the nation. Homeowners have become more practical and they don’t mind spending a little more upfront to get quality that will last a lifetime. Plus as we all know, resale value is a very important thing these days and due to its long life and quality, cement siding adds to the resale value of your home.
Remember that the exterior of your home is the first thing that people see when they drive up, so choosing a tough, good looking exterior product such as cement board siding, is a great way to make that first impression.