Fiber cement is a wonderful material on the siding market. It looks like wood, but offers exceptional qualities like increased durability similar to concrete. Like any popular material, however, it’s prone to many myths, some of which only serve to turn people away from this material.
Century Roofing and Siding, one of the area’s leading experts in siding installation, has dug deeper into these myths to let homeowners know the truth behind them.
It Is Maintenance-Free
Although fiber cement is durable enough with a pre-coated finish to avoid frequent siding repairs, that doesn’t mean maintenance is no longer needed. Fiber cement still needs to be cleaned to keep it healthy and lessen damage, especially in times of severe weather or after external impact.
It Can Last Forever
Nothing lasts forever, no matter how many times your contractors say fiber cement can. Be wary of “sales talk.” The truth is, like all the other siding materials, it has a life span. If you do have fiber cement siding replacement, however, the material is guaranteed to last much longer than its contemporaries. Much like Century Roofing and Siding’s materials manufactured by Royal® Building Solutions, which ensures quality siding replacement products.
You Can Install it Yourself
Don’t be fooled by the instructional videos you see online. When getting siding, you have to leave it to the experts. It is not recommended and unsafe to do it on your own.
In addition, fiber cement siding can be damaged due to mishandling because it is actually quite heavy. When installing siding, whether it is fiber cement or vinyl siding, it requires specialized tools that only professionals have access to and can use efficiently.
Trust in the experts at Century Roofing and Siding to take care of your siding needs. From installation to maintenance, we have the skills and tools to address all your siding concerns. Contact us at (613) 738-1774 or complete this contact form for a free siding replacement estimate. We serve residents of Ottawa, ON, and other nearby areas.