About Bev Makina

3 Benefits of Using Fiber Cement for Your Siding

If you are looking for some excellent siding for your home's exterior, you should consider going with fiber cement siding. This type of siding is created from a combination of sand, cement, and cellulose fibers. This creates a solid structure that is made to look like wood. There are so many benefits to using fiber cement for your siding. Here are three of these benefits. 

Cheaper Than Real Wood 

Another great reason to go with fiber cement is the fact that it can be made to look like wood siding without the cost. The average price of wood siding per square foot is around $5- $7, whereas the cost of fiber cement is only $3- $4 per square foot. This can really help you to save a great deal of money when you consider the total square footage of your home's exterior. Also, because the fiber cement can be made to do pretty much anything that wood can do, no one will likely even notice the difference. 

It Can Be Cut & Arranged in Different Ways 

Fiber cement can be cut and arranged in a variety of ways to create many different looks for your home's exterior. You can go with the traditional wood board look by placing each board in a uniform manner on your home. This is a great choice if you want to keep things simple and classic. You can also go with the cottage look by creating half-round cuts on the end of all your fiber cements pieces. Some other fun designs include staggering the boards to add more dimension, overlapping one board on top of another, or creating small squares to look like more of a cobblestone exterior. All of these options can look great, depending on what style of home you have, what look you are going for, where your home is located, etc. 

You Don't Have to Deal with Rot or Termites 

A couple of the negatives the come along with using traditional wood for your siding are the risk of rot and destruction by termites. When you choose to go with fiber cement instead, you eliminate both of these issues. Although fiber cement looks like just like wood, it is instead made of a cement base that can't be effected by rot or termites. This cement is also very long lasting and durable in general, making it an excellent choice for your siding.