submitted by Scott Miller, Service Manager, C&C Family Roofing
Remember when re-siding your house was limited to 3-4 options. Today there are numerous options to choose from.
One of those options is cement board siding. There are a lot of opinions out there regarding the efficiency and practicality of cement board siding.
Many of those opinions come from installation companies that see the trends in their sales.
Why is this material so controversial if it’s supposed to be so good?
Part of the negative perception about cement board siding stems from the fact that the North Eastern region of the United States is nicknamed “Vinyl-Land.”
It has this title because the region has been dominated by vinyl siding due to its moderate cost and effectiveness over a long period of time. Newer products that cost more struggle to supplant an already proven product.
The benefits of cement board siding far outweigh the drawbacks.
The first benefit is that cement board siding is significantly stronger and more impact resistant then vinyl, aluminum or wood siding.
Denting upon impact, shattering in cold weather and splitting are not a problem for cement board siding but are for its competitors.
Secondly, color and style selections are as numerous if not more than its competition. In fact, cement board siding also comes in primed, which means the color selections are infinite.
The primary drawback for cement board siding is the price. It tends to increase most projects by 40-60% depending on options and difficulty of installation.
But the benefit of look, security, dependability and resale value it provides your home can justify the increased cost.
When choosing your next home exterior consider cement board siding. Give the new stuff a chance.