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Fiber Cement Siding

One alternative to traditional siding is James Hardie fiber cement siding. This siding is very durable, available in wood-like texture finish, and available in several styles: lap siding, shingle siding, vertical siding, and planks.

Fiber Cement vs. Wood Siding

Compared to wood siding, fiber cement has a number of advantages:

  • will not rot
  • doesn't shrink or swell when exposed to moisture
  • holds paint 3-4 times longer
  • resistant to termites,woodpeckers and other pests

Fiber Cement vs. Vinyl Siding

Compared to vinyl siding, fiber cement has a number of advantages:

  • non-combustible
  • paintable and paints last 3-4 times longer
  • greater durability

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