Exterior Siding 101

Cement Fiber is the latest development in residential siding. It’s durable, very low maintenance, made from recyclable materials so it’s “green” and it’s not subject to rot or insect damage
     
Wood clapboard siding is among the oldest types of house siding. Its disadvantage is that it is not low maintenance, requiring painting and caulking to keep it looking good and functional. Additionally, it can be damaged by rot, insects, warping or splitting.
      
Aluminum siding is very low maintenance but it is prone to denting and being a bit noisier than its other siding counterparts, but is moderate in price and aesthetically beautiful. 
      
Vinyl siding, first and foremost, are lead by its durability and strength when it comes to various weather conditions. It doesn’t decay nor does it attract termites as wood does. It does not require painting like metal or wood siding, and for the most part it is cleaned when it rains. Vinyl siding is the easiest to replace although it might be hard to match the repaired section exactly.

Cement Fiber