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23 Main Pros and Cons of Fiber Cement Siding

 A Sustainable product layer that affixes to the outside of the house is referred to the fiber cement siding. The product saves you from many natural calamities such as catastrophic storms, deadly wind, dry suns, unhealthy dust and poisonous emissions. While replacing the home’s exterior siding, the two most popular ways are fiber cement siding and wood siding.

 Though the fiber cement siding is costly and complex, as it has a solid shield to encounter the threats, the popularity of the product is rising day by day. In addition to that, the solid variety of products including the rock, brick, stone, sand, and clay fiber attracts the people to leans towards the product. 

Main Pros and Cons of Fiber Cement Siding

Pros of the fiber cement siding

Maintenance worthy:

The fiber cement siding requires very simple maintenance. As per the experience of the people who already have furnished with the fiber cement, they say that they are able to clean the house with the simplicity.

A simple spray with the help of simple labor, once in a year can help you to remove the stains and mess-up from the house. You can clean your house with a simple garden hose, soapy water and a piece of sponge. Unlike other sidings, the siding can strongly protect the outside flames, harmful gas and dust and as has it has a strong material base, it stays intact for almost 70 to 80 years.


outlook of this particular side is flexible and moldable. We can change the color of the siding with our changing taste. For example, if the siding is painted with green color currently, but as time passed the person is not liking the green color now. Then the owner can easily change the color of the siding according to the choice and preference. 

Eye-catchy and a durable product;

the siding is beyond the average because of the appeal and outlook. It has a vibrant variety of components such as cement, wood, brick, soil which gives a classy look. If you do your exterior with low-cost products, your dream home loses its elegance. 

Meanwhile, these products add elegance to your home’s exterior while keeping old exclusiveness of bricks or wood. Moreover, the product has very good longevity. Even people use the product as an entry-level exterior of the offices and the workplace.

Most importantly, if you are a resident of the United States, you must apply the siding into your home as the product withstand strongly in front of gigantic disasters like the hurricane and the storms. Besides that, the product is able to counter the catastrophe of the sea salt. Even it will not degrade by the sun exposure UVA/UVB rays.


Nature-friendly product neither creates toxins in nature nor produces any waste to nature. As the product has long term durability it cops up with changing nature and it remains partial a substitute for the HVAC system.

Fire resisting capacity:

According to the fire experts of the United States this type of siding protected the houses at a maximum level. The décor experts say that the sidings 90% b component is made of inflammable products. That reason it becomes the most desired exterior for the houses. The product is entirely protected to the high flame and high heat.

Protects the insects, mosquitoes, rot and the harmful virus:

Inevitable product to protect forms the dangerous living species such as insects, mosquitoes and the virus’s as the product is made by the concrete, no insect can chew the exterior. Mildew, rot, fungus, mold are unable to capture your decoration because it has the protection to cover all these harmful insects.

Cons of the fiber cement sidings

High cost:

the biggest constraint for the product it is extremely costly. The other exterior products are more cost-effective and affordable than this product. No manufacturer sells the product directly to the end consumer. 

The reason behind it that the manufacturer doesn’t want to sell this highly-priced product in a smaller unit or amount. People cannot buy it directly from the market. Henceforth people have to bear it with the rate of the siding. 

Limited availability:

As the material is extremely heavy, no online service provider can sell you the product because it is difficult to deliver at your home. Similarly, no offline shop which is located far from your home will not be able to deliver the product because the delivery cost will touch the sky. 

Therefore, to purchase the material you have to contact the local provider who trades the product near to your place so that he or she can deliver the product. Consequently, while you buy the product you become your options become limited and you have to choose within the limitation


The product is not suitable for all types of houses. There are some houses which cannot keep the burden of this product because the inner components of the siding are extremely heavy. Comparatively older house or a low-cost house- base is not ironically strong may get damaged with the appliance of the product

Full of difficulties at the time of installation:

Installation is extensively tough for the furnishing of the product. Other furnishing products can be easily installed in the house with very low-cost labor. On the contrary, in the case of the fiber cement siding, you have to hire more specialized siding installers. They demand more wages than for the other type exterior laborer. 

Not only high wage is related to siding, but also the tenure of siding period is lengthier than the others and it is another reason that makes the installation process maladroit. In addition to that, if in any sort of destruction of the exterior such as if the siding breaks down, it is impossible to install it in a smaller unit or repair it partly, which might be possible with many other types of exteriors.

Compulsory repainting after a certain period:

In other types of exterior, people don’t need to repaint their structure after a definite time period. On the other hand, the fiber siding cement entails repaint after almost 15 years. Otherwise, you will look like fainted and paled.                                     

Recycle is not possible:

One of the worst long term disadvantages of the product is that product not recyclable at all. In these days any product that is not sustainable will ultimately harmful to our world’s precious ecosystem. In the upcoming days, the product may create larger amount of wastes and garbage to the surroundings.

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