Fibers cement house siding is consisting of fiber glass mesh that has been covered in a cement plaster. The external of the house siding has a wood finish that defends the cement board from damage that comes from heavy rainfall, exposure to sun and snow fall.
Types of cement sidings
There are three kinds of the cement siding: batt and board, lap siding and cedar shingles. Batt and board siding comes in 1X2 to 1X12 boards that can be set up vertically. To cover the joints, you can use more compact size boards. Cedar shingles are usually 2 feet by 16 inches. For you to hang them you need to pre-drill them. Moreover to this you also have to overlap them so that they can make a look of real cedar shingles. Lap house siding is the most common style of cement siding. The material is usually set up side to side across a house and comes with an exposed face of 4-8 inches. If you are preparing of driving screws or nails into the house siding, you have to pre-drill it to make the holes.
Advantages of fiber cement siding
The main benefits of cement siding is that it’s durable. The reason for this is because its water resistant and resilient to insects. The content also doesn’t warp or break in excessive heat climates. Another benefits is that the content is versatile. This is because it comes in different designs that are very stylish. For example, the content can be easily made to look like cedar shingles, wood, stucco or even vinyl. Availability of the content in different styles gives property owners a variety of options. Fiber concrete siding is fire resistant; therefore, you don’t have to fear of your house catching fire when you set up the sidings.