Want to Know More About James Hardie® Fiber Cement Siding?
At Vinylume we pride ourselves on providing as much information as possible about the products we install. We think the more you know about your home, the better able you will be to make the right decision about its upkeep and maintenance.
Many of our customers have questions about fiber cement siding. Even though fiber cement has been around for more than 30 years, many homeowners are just now discovering its many benefits and the value this remarkably durable product can deliver. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive about fiber cement siding.
Q: Is it really made of cement?
A: Yes, in part. The composition of fiber cement siding is cement, sand and natural cellulose fibers that are compressed under high pressure to form a solid board that is stronger than wood siding. Which is why James Hardie backs their fiber cement siding with a 30-year warranty.
Q: What performance advantages can I expect from fiber cement siding over wood?
A: Unlike wood clapboard or shingles, fiber cement won’t rot, warp, crack or swell in humid weather. It is also insect resistant – no worries about termites or carpenter ants! You won’t need to scrape and paint it every few years, either. Finally, fiber cement is highly fire resistant – something no wood siding can claim.
Q: What kind of maintenance is required for fiber cement siding?
A: Virtually none! You can clean it with a garden house. And, because the color is “baked in” during production, it won’t fade or crack for years.
Q: Is there a warranty from James Hardie?
A: James Hardie offers an amazing 30-year transferable product warranty for HardiePlank and HardiePanel products.
Q: Do I have a choice of colors?
A: James Hardie has a huge array of colors available through their ColorPlus Technology system. Each is fade resistant and resists UV rays from the sun.
Q: Is fiber cement siding a good investment for my home?
A: Absolutely! But you don’t have to take our work for it. From 2005 – 2014, Remodeling magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report said that re-siding with fiber-cement siding provides the #1 return on your remodeling investment for projects $1200 or greater.
Now is the Time for a FREE Estimate on Fiber Cement Siding
We can answer all of YOUR questions about James Hardie fiber cement siding when you call Vinylume at (800) 291-7016. Ask for a FREE, no obligation consultation and estimate on installing beautiful, durable James Hardie fiber cement siding on your home.