Many homeowners are installing fiber-cement siding for their homes because of its durability, beauty and weather resistance. Fiber-cement siding is strong enough to protect a home from all kinds of bad weather and it is tough enough to last for decades. However, some homeowners have misconceptions about their fiber-cement siding. In today’s article, Austin Pro Siding, Windows and Roofing, one of the top siding and roof replacement companies in our area, will debunk some misconceptions about fiber cement siding.
Fiber-Cement Siding Contains Asbestos
Early versions of fiber-cement siding did have some asbestos particles blended in. However, since the beginning, fiber-cement siding was designed to replace asbestos siding products to create a safer environment for homeowners and siding installers. James Hardie® discontinued making and distributing building materials that contained asbestos in 1987.
Fiber-Cement Siding Will Last Forever
As an expert siding replacement and roof repair, we understand that there’s no such thing as a building material that lasts forever. It’s unfortunate that some homeowners have unrealistic expectations for their fiber-cement siding. Fiber-cement siding won’t last forever, but it will last for an incredibly long time. James Hardie siding products come with a 30-year, non-prorated warranty. With regular maintenance, their siding can even last for longer.
Fiber-Cement Siding Will Never Need Repainting
This is related to our earlier point about fiber-cement siding lasting forever. It’s true that most fiber-cement siding products are primed and pre-painted. Their color is built into the siding, so they look beautiful and stay vibrant for many years. James Hardie even uses ColorPlus® Technology for their products, so they have a greater resistance to fading, cracking and chipping. However, the day will come when you might have to repaint your fiber-cement siding. With James Hardie siding, however, that day will be many many years in the future.
Austin Pro Siding, Windows and Roofing is one of the leading fiber-cement siding and asphalt roofing contractors in our local area. We are known for our exceptional customer service, outstanding products and great workmanship. We don’t rest until our customers are completely satisfied with their projects. That’s why most of our business comes from referrals from previous customers. Call us at (512) 550-0000 if you are in Austin, TX, or at (210) 906-0046 if you are in San Antonio, TX, to learn more about our services and products. You can also contact us here.