Fiber Cement Siding – What you Need to Know

December 20, 2009  //  Posted by: CTSI Home Maker  //  Category: Home Care, Home Improvement

nullFiber cement siding is made from cement, sand and various additives and is widely used as a building material because it is durable and cost effective. There are various styles of this material that are available and most of them resemble wood in terms of texture. Fiber cement siding is available in different widths and this makes it easy to use on walls.

Fiber cement siding is slowly replacing wood because it is water and termite resistant and this makes it a suitable material for constructing homes in hot and humid areas. It can also be used for areas that are prone to fires because it does not burn. Once it is installed, it requires very little maintenance. You can also paint the fiber cement siding before or after you install it in your house. Apart from building, this material is also used for renovations to improve certain areas of the house.