What are the pros and cons of fiber cement siding?

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The Colorado climate takes a toll on home siding. Snow and ice, high winds, baking sun, and the risk of fire are all hazards to safe and healthy home exteriors. Bellwether recommends James Hardie fiber cement siding because it is a high-quality siding product designed to be resilient in all of these weather elements, and backed by a 30-year product warranty. In this article, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of fiber cement siding.

Fiber cement siding is a beautiful siding product, designed in a factory-controlled setting to mimic the grain of wood and sealed with rich, versatile colors that are covered with a 15-year Color Plus warranty. But fiber cement siding is more than a style choice—and Bellwether recommends James Hardie fiber cement siding for the perfect combination of beauty and function.

We think James Hardie fiber cement siding is the best siding replacement product on the market for Colorado homes, and this is why.

Fiber cement siding is fire resistant.

James Hardie fiber cement siding has a grade-A fire rating. No one wants their home at-risk of fire—but in arid Colorado, it is exceedingly important to safeguard against spark and flame, especially in wildfire season. With fiber cement siding, your home is more likely to survive a Colorado wildfire, even if you have a mountain home or live in a forested area.

Fiber cement siding is durable and resilient against other environmental elements.

Fiber cement siding is a composite siding product comprised of compressed cellulose fibers in a factory-controlled setting. It is designed to block out moisture and harden your home against, not only fire, but other Colorado weather elements such as snow and ice, high winds, and baking sun. With its lifetime warranty, fiber cement siding will remain beautiful and in-tact, never splitting, swelling, cracking, warping, or fading.

Fiber cement siding products carry the best industry warranties available.

Fiber cement siding is a modern and high-quality product, and manufacturers back up that promise with some of the best warranties on the market. James Hardie fiber cement guarantees their fiber cement siding products with a 30-year warranty.

While there are pros and cons to every siding product, common drawbacks of fiber cement siding are actually misconceptions.

Fiber cement siding can be affordable on any budget.

One of the biggest misconceptions is that fiber cement siding is cost-prohibitive. The initial investment in fiber cement siding is higher than other lower-quality siding products. But when broken into returns on investment, fiber cement siding holds up: it lasts a lifetime with little to no maintenance or repairs, saving money and time in the long-term. Bellwether creates proposals to match any budget, and we offer financing options.

People assume that fiber cement siding is difficult to install.

But at Bellwether, we are fiber cement siding installation experts. As an Elite Preferred James Hardie contractor, we are trained to install fiber cement siding according to the highest industry standards.

Fiber cement siding is a smart investment for Colorado homeowners.

James Hardie fiber cement siding is a gorgeous, durable product that is ideal for Colorado homeowners looking to replace siding. Designed to hold up in any of Colorado’s extreme weather or other environmental hazards, when you choose fiber cement siding for your Colorado home, you’re making an investment that will last a lifetime. When we install fiber cement siding for our customers, we know that you’re going to love the look of your home—but more importantly, we know that you’re going to be safe, dry, and warm in a beautiful home for years to come.

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