Fiber Cement is a fairly new development in the siding industry. Its popularity is due to the fact that it feels and looks more like wood than vinyl siding, and is available in styles that resemble wood shingles, clapboard and vertical panels. Fiber Cement board is resistant to moisture, insects, rot and hail. It does not rust and the life expectancy is fifty or more years. It is a low-maintenance choice, with power washing suggested once a year to give your home a fresh, new look; after twenty-five years, it may require a coat of paint.
Cost-wise, Fiber Cement is less expensive than wood siding, but more costly than vinyl siding because of its many advantages.
Westwood uses James Hardie siding, the world leader in Fiber Cement Siding and Backerboard. James Hardie Siding products have become very popular and people have been calling the siding “hardie board” or “hardie plank” but the only thing you would be concerned about is that it is indeed made by the Jame Hardie. Installation of Fiber Cement board is best left to professionals, as it requires special tools and experience. With its many years of expertise and experience installing various types of siding and being a James Hardie “Hardie Board” installer Westwood Siding is the right choice for you.