What Is Fiber Cement Siding?

Are you considering changing your home’s exterior material? Is it time to choose the exterior material of your new home? If the answer to either question is yes, then consider fiber cement siding.

What is Fiber Cement Siding?

Fiber cement siding is often referred to as Hardie plank because of the popularity of a particular manufacturer: James Hardie. This siding is made by forming wood pulp that’s been combined with Portland cement and sand. Because of this, fiber cement siding has the look of authentic wood siding without the issues associated with it. Much like wood siding and lapboard siding, fiber cement siding is nailed right onto your home’s exterior.

Advantages of Choosing Fiber Cement Siding

When it comes choosing fiber cement as your home’s siding material, you can look forward to a number of advantages including the following:


For the environmentally conscious homeowner, using fiber cement siding means that you’re purchasing a material that is made from a more sustainable material compared to others. This type of siding can also be recycled though such facilities could be difficult to find.


Fiber cement siding is extremely durable. Because of the materials that it’s made of, fiber cement siding doesn’t break down over the years and can outlast other types of exterior materials by decades or even longer.

Fire Resistant

Using fiber cement siding provides a homeowner with superior fire resistance. In addition, pests, such as termites, are not an issue as fiber cement siding is resistant to such invaders.

Low Maintenance

Today’s homeowners don’t want to spend very much time on maintaining their homes — especially its exterior. This doesn’t mean that they don’t want their home to look good though. Fiber cement siding checks both of these boxes because it requires very little in the way of maintenance.


Fiber cement siding is an extremely versatile exterior material. It comes in a variety of wood-look options including wood clapboards and cedar shingles as well as stucco. If you decide to change your mind regarding the color of your fiber cement siding, you can simply have it painted.

Is fiber cement siding the right choice for your home? This is a question that requires careful thought and consideration because of the cost and time associated with your choice. C&T Siding is here to help you decide which exterior material is the best one for your home, lifestyle, and budget. Contact us today and schedule your free consultation.

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