For hundreds of years wood was the siding material of choice for residential properties in the U.S. After World War II, when aluminum was once again widely available, the popularity of aluminum siding soared. But it was not until the late 1950s when vinyl siding was introduced the market. With a wider selection of colors and textures and an easy to maintain surface, vinyl siding outperformed wood and aluminum siding, becoming the most popular product in the market.
But that has changed in recent years. Starting in the late 1980s, fiber cement, a new, stronger siding product began to be introduced across the United States. Pioneered by Australian company James Hardie®, fiber cement quickly proved itself by outperforming vinyl siding in all important measures. Fiber cement quickly become the leading choice for residential siding across the country, to the point where over 8 million American homes are now protected by rugged, durable fiber cement panels.
What makes fiber cement so good? Comprised of a composite of recycled sand, cement, and cellulose materials, fiber cement is an extremely strong, thermal and sound resistant material, which makes it perfect for home siding.
Fiber cement siding is thicker, more durable, and more customizable than vinyl. While vinyl siding can be damaged by hail, tree limbs, and other flying debris, the hard finish of fiber cement resists rotting, warping, cracking, hail, and winds up to 150 mph. Fiber cement is also fire resistant, while vinyl and wood are both susceptible to fire damage.
For homeowners whose homes are situated in a wooded area, fiber cement siding is both insect and mold resistant. Wood siding in particular can be affected by termites and other insects, as well as toxic mold. But fiber cement is virtually impervious to these natural factors.
While vinyl, aluminum and wooden siding are still available options for homeowners in Texas, fiber cement siding has proven its ability to add lasting value to any home on which it is installed. Fiber cement provides all the benefits of traditional siding while outperforming all the rest.
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