The use of fiber cement siding in Cincinnati is steadily increasing due to the fact that the material mimics the appearance of wood, without the maintenance of wood. Fiber cement is also superior to vinyl siding in terms of stability of shape and color, and requires a lot less maintenance.
With over 5.5 million homes in North America using James Hardie® fiber cement siding, it is no wonder why more and more Greater Cincinnati area home owners are choosing a beautiful low maintenance product for the outside of their home.
Why Choose Fiber Cement Siding?
So, what makes fiber cement siding so wonderful to use? Below are some of the best reasons why many are shifting to fiber cement siding in Cincinnati:
It is tough.
James Hardie® siding products are Engineered for Climate® to resist the harshest weather conditions including UV levels, wind, rain, pests and heat.
It is durable.
Millions of homeowners in the United States choose HardiePlank® siding instead of wood or vinyl sidings because the material is strong, beautiful, and delivers lasting durability and protection for your biggest asset.
It is stable.
Unlike vinyl siding, James Hardie® ColorPlus® siding does not bend out of shape, and the durable finish resists fading, cracking, peeling, and chipping.
It is impervious to Insects.
Fiber cement is not wood, so, it does not have the drawbacks of the latter. That means it will not rot or be drilled full of holes by birds, termites or other critters.
It comes in many varieties.
Fiber cement siding is popular because it can be made to have a wood grain appearance, making it easier to capture that traditional wood panel look. It also comes in various designs, textures, and colors.
It holds paint well.
James Hardie® siding with ColorPlus® technology has a multi-coat baked on finish. And each piece has a protective layer on it to protect it during shipping, and during the installation process. James Hardie has this process down to a science. They control the temperature, humididty levels (all of which affect the adhesion of the paint on the product) in the factory. This is much better than having the product painted at the house. “Would you buy a car with just primer on it and paint it in your driveway? Then why would you do this with your siding?”
It is Affordable.
Fiber cement siding costs a lot less than you might think. And that makes it the better choice over other siding materials, like stone, cedar or foam backed vinyl. It also has a much higher ROI (Return On Investment) based off of “Remodelers” magazine “Cost-vs-Value” edition for the past 7 years.
It is suggested that you buy fiber cement siding in Cincinnati that is factory finished. James Hardie® offers 23 colors on their siding products and 10 colors on their trim and soffit products. This is because factory painting process seals the product against moisture. It also keeps the warranty unaffected. Of course, you can always opt to get it primed and painted later on.