Remember when residing 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 is supposed to be so good?
Some of the negative perceptions about cement board siding stems from the longstanding popularity of vinyl siding. In fact, the northeastern region of the United States is nicknamed, “Vinyl-Land”. 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 this 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. Second, the color and style selections are as numerous, if not more, than its competition. In fact, cement board siding is also available in primed, meaning 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 the look, security, dependability and resale value it provides your home can justify the increased cost.
When choosing your next home exterior, definitely consider cement board siding.
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