Is Fiber-Cement Siding a Good Choice for Your Home?

Vinyl siding is great for improving your home’s outward appearance, but many environmentally-conscious consumers are touting the benefits of using fiber-cement siding instead. If you are considering updating your home’s exterior with this more expensive siding option, this article by Dan Chiras of Mother Earth News may be useful in helping you determine whether fiber-cement siding is the right choice for you.

In The Advantages of Fiber-Cement Siding, Chiras provides in-depth information about this siding product. Though it costs more than vinyl, fiber-cement siding:

  • Is more durable and long-lasting
  • Resistant against fire, wind, rain and insects (including termites)
  • Ideal for all climates
  • Will not rot
  • Holds paint better since it does not expand or contract  as much as wood
  • Comes in a variety of styles and colors

When you are ready to install or update siding on your home, contact Baltic Home Improvements for an estimate on your job. We are a leading contractor in the Chicagoland area and are ready to add you to our long list of satisfied customers

Full article on Mother Earth News.  Image credit: garyhymes