Time to replace your St. Paul siding.
You’ve put it off as long as you could, but it’s finally time. You need to replace your St. Paul home or office siding. You will be looking for a siding choice that offers you a strong value and lower maintenance requirements. Fiber cement siding is a durable long lasting option. It is one of the highest valued home projects you can complete. And its low maintenance needs means you won’t have to spend a lot of time after install caring for it. This means more time for important work or life activities!
What is Fiber-Cement Siding?
Fiber-cement siding is a mixture of cement, sand, and cellulosic fibers. The cellulosic fibers help prevent the siding from cracking by giving the mixture extra reinforcement. The siding mixture is put through an extremely high temperature, steam injected process to increase its strength. Next it is rolled out and patterns are imprinted on its surface giving you varied aesthetic choices.
What are the advantages of Fiber-Cement Siding?
It is a non-combustible product. This means that fiber-cement siding is more fire resistant than vinyl siding. It also resists several other common dangers. For example wind, rain, and bugs. Water won’t cause damage because even if your fiber-cement siding stands in water and gets soaking wet it won’t rot. For this reason it is also resistant to fungus issues. It is termite resistant because it contains cement and sand. And because this siding is thicker than vinyl siding it has increased impact resistance. This will help in wind storms and with preventing hail damage.
This siding can be painted so you have endless color options available to you! While it is recommended to have the siding factory primed and painted you can still change your color choice later on. Try a water based acrylic paint. Paint peels, blisters and cracks partially because of the expanding and contracting of a painted surface. This type of siding expands and contracts much less than typical wood siding so you will have to paint far less often. Fiber-cement siding can be made to look very much like wood siding. It, however, typically costs less than wood siding and requires much less maintenance.
What are the Green benefits of Fiber-Cement Siding?
Unfortunately there are no current recycling programs in place for fiber-cement siding. The good news is that because of its long lasting and durable nature it is much less likely to end up in the garbage dump! It can outlast other options for St. Paul siding by decades. The materials in this type of siding are also not toxic to the ground when they are disposed of.
Installing St. Paul siding.
While you can install by yourself, keep in mind an untrained do-it-yourselfer can end up costing hundreds of dollars in repairs and voiding warranties. Factory trained installers are best. When cutting the uninstalled board you must be very careful not to cause any chipping or breakage. Cutting can also cause a great deal of dust, it must be done outside and while wearing a mask. Having the right tools and training makes these things much easier.
When choosing what product to use when replacing your St. Paul siding consider fiber-cement. It is a great value. In fact you will see a 25 percent better return on your fiber-cement siding than if you added a bathroom in your home! And it will cost you much less. It will last decades and be minimal work for you to upkeep. You will save time and money over the years and rest comfortably knowing this project is checked off your list for a long time to come.
Contact Tradition Roofing and Exteriors for a no obligations estimate on James Hardie fiber-cement siding. James Hardie is a leader in fiber-cement siding!