Cement siding is commonly referred to as fiber cement siding, cement board siding and Hardie board siding. This type of siding became a popular choice in the 80’s when it was manufactured and introduced as a safe replacement to asbestos cement siding. Cement siding shares resemblances in appearance to wood siding with its similar panel board-style appearance. Since panels are painted or stained, the possibilities for color and finish are endless. Cement siding is so versatile; it can be made to imitate many other siding materials, like wood lap boards, cedar shingles, and wood shake siding.
As with any siding material, there are pros and cons. Here are some of the benefits and drawbacks to using cement siding on a home:
- Durable, low maintenance finish
- Resistant to termites and fire
- Does not rot, buckle or warp
- Maintains paint/finish for several years longer than conventional wood siding
- Withstands a variety of climates, resists damage from heat, moisture and severe frost
- One of the chief drawbacks to cement siding is the cost—choosing this option over vinyl will cost about 40% more.
We are a locally recognized siding contractor serving Richmond and Central Virginia. Our highly trained and qualified team installs top quality siding products to homes across the region. Today’s products are superior to previous generations of cement siding in terms of efficiency, durability, weather resistance and style. PRS Roofing & Siding features product lines that meet these standards, including Norandex, Mastic and Revere among others. Most products from these lines are available in a wide range of styles, colors, finishes and textures.
For more information on cement siding installation and repairs, contact PRS Roofing & Siding today.