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How Long Does Fiber Cement Siding Last?

When It Comes to Siding Materials—Makeup Matters

Old siding can make your home look drab and compromise its protective layer. When some siding materials age, they can crack, warp, or become damaged by pests or moisture. Once siding is compromised, your home is vulnerable to costly problems. Avoid the hassles of wood rot, moisture damage, mold, mildew, or pest infestation by replacing your siding with durable fiber cement.

When you’re in the market for new siding, consider the makeup of the siding materials you’re planning on investing in before making your final decision on what to install. Take a good look at what each siding material can endure and how long it is expected to last. Understand how it reacts to high winds, snowstorms, hail, and extreme temperatures. Consider how each siding material will stand up to the 24/7 exposure to weather elements they endure once they are installed. Make sure you choose siding material—like fiber cement—that is engineered to last.

Fiber Cement Siding’s Reliable Makeup

Fiber cement’s makeup consists of cement, sand, and cellulose fibers. James Hardie, the most popular brand of fiber cement siding, developed a proprietary blend of these lasting ingredients and it became the top siding material in America. Protecting over 8,000,000 homes, durable James Hardie fiber cement siding offers lasting results homeowners rely on. Resilient fiber cement siding resists cracking, splitting, rotting, and swelling.

James Hardie Fiber Cement Can Last Up to 50 Years

When making decisions about your siding replacement material, realize that when you invest in fiber cement siding, it can last up to 50 years! When fiber cement siding is both installed properly and well maintained, you can depend on it for decades.

The James Hardie company displays their confidence in their siding products by offering an outstanding 30-year transferrable, non-prorated warranty. Homeowners who have their fiber cement siding installed by a James Hardie Preferred Contractor ensure their warranty is protected. This exceptional warranty gives homeowners peace of mind about their replacement siding investment.

Why Fiber Cement Siding Lasts so Long

Fiber cement siding adds beauty to your home, boosts your curb appeal, and increases your home’s overall value. In addition to improving your home’s aesthetics, it can be relied on for decades to endure weather elements including severe storms.

Here are some of the reasons fiber cement lasts so long:

Engineered for Climate

James Hardie fiber cement siding is built to endure weather elements. In fact, the James Hardie company studied the long-term effects of weather in various regions of the country and then designed the HardieZone® System to combat the specific weather in your geographical region.

HZ10® products protect homes from heat, humidity, blistering sun, and more. HZ5® products resist wet, freezing conditions. The HZ5® product is recommended for the Ohio area, and gives your home ideal protection for Ohio’s climate conditions.

Weather Resistance

James Hardie fiber cement siding resists the impact of hail and stands up against windblown debris. It performs well in extreme heat or cold, delivering high performance for your home 24/7.

Fire Resistance

James Hardie fiber cement siding won’t ignite when it’s exposed to a direct flame, and it won’t fuel a fire. Since it’s non-combustible, some insurance companies offer a discount. It’s also heat resistant, so it won’t melt or warp due to intense sunlight.

Pest Resistance

Fiber cement siding doesn’t appeal to pests like termites or stink bugs. It doesn’t attract woodpeckers, so you won’t have to deal with the hassles of repairing or replacing damaged siding due to insects, pests, or woodpecker damage.

Moisture Resistance

Wood siding can often be penetrated by water and cause significant damage to your home. When water damage occurs slowly over time, it may go unnoticed at first. Its damaging effects can occur over time and wreak havoc on your home’s structure. Water can cause siding to swell and eventually crack.

When you invest in durable fiber cement siding, you avoid the hassles of water damage such as wood rot, mold and mildew. It’s built to keep moisture from penetrating your home, saving you the time and money it costs to repair wood rot. James Hardie fiber cement siding stands up to rain, sleet and snow, giving you ample protection from moisture year-round.

Baked-On Color

James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology provides long-lasting color that looks fabulous and seals your home well. This baked-on color option resists fading from damaging UV rays. Its color can be enjoyed for years to come, and it even comes with a 15-year warranty to give you peace of mind.

Fiber Cement Siding’s Durability

Siding takes a beating from weather elements and more. Weather, moisture, pests and time can create trouble with some siding materials, but James Hardie fiber cement siding stands up to all of these, and lasts.

Fiber Cement Protects Your Home from the Worst-Case Scenario

The James Hardie company creates siding products to perform well in the worst possible situations. The company literally tests their siding products to better endure the worst-case scenarios such as hurricanes, snowstorms, damaging ultraviolet rays, season changes, extreme temperatures, and more. You can truly depend on this durable siding product regardless of severe weather.

What Makes American Way Exteriors Different

Don’t settle for subpar siding installation. Choose American Way Exteriors and get the precision siding installation you deserve. Protect your Dayton, Ohio home with gorgeous James Hardie fiber cement siding. At American Way Exteriors, we take time to educate you on siding options so you can choose the best long-term solution for your home.

American Way Exteriors is the only James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor in the Dayton area. We install your siding according to the James Hardie company’s best practices, protecting your 30-year, transferable, non-prorated warranty.

Learn more about why homeowners love fiber cement siding.

Read Our Rave Reviews

American Way Exteriors has earned numerous positive reviews for our outstanding service. Read about our customers’ pleasant experiences working with us, then contact us today to learn how we can improve your home with new siding and roofing.

"Jake Preston is amazing! We had wind damage to our roof. Jake assisted us through every step. Making sure we had no unanswered questions. His professionalism and kindness is unmatched. The crew was respectful and detailed oriented. Thank you Jake and American Way!"

Michelle G.

"Replaced the existing siding on my home. Contact and price were discussed thoroughly during the initial discussions. Workers arrived at the scheduled time and were professional in the removal, new installation, cleanup, and onsite conduct. Communication between supervisors, installers and myself was on a daily basis and any issues were addressed immediately. Would not hesitate to use this company again or recommend them."

Beecher R.

"We chose American Way Exteriors to replace our old vinyl siding with Hardie board siding and trim. Throughout the entire process we found the team to be very professional and receptive to our questions about the project. They were constantly in touch with us about when work would start, what to expect each day of the project, and followed up to see if we had concerns. As the project began it was very apparent our house had suffered from poor installation by the builder years ago. The American Way team worked to fix the problems, keeping us well informed along the way. We could not be happier with the finished project both cosmetically and structurally. This is definitely a company we highly recommend exterior projects!"

Kathy G.

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