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How Long Does Fiber Cement Siding Last?

How Long Does Fiber Cement Siding Last If you are considering updating your home in Northern Virginia with James Hardie fiber cement siding, then you may have heard people rave that it is as beautiful as it is functional—and that’s true. It features a baked-on ColorPlus® Technology that actively resists fading, chipping, and cracking. This means you can count on siding that will maintain its beautiful color year after year with little maintenance on your part. Additionally, it is impervious to insect infestation, moisture infiltration, and damage from fire, as well as Engineered for Climate®. No matter what type of natural disaster blows through the region, your home will be ready. However, that is not all that it offers. It is also backed by at least a 30-year, non-prorated warranty for your peace of mind. With that high level of durability and warranty coverage you start to wonder, “How long does fiber cement siding truly last?” Here is what you need to know.

The Lifespan

Fiber cement siding is more durable than almost any other siding option. After all, it is non-combustible, as well as impact, termite, and water resistant. Because of how hardwearing fiber cement siding is and the warranty coverage it features, some siding contractors like to claim that fiber cement siding lasts forever. However, that isn’t true. Nothing lasts forever. Mother Nature will break down any material overtime, even something as strong as fiber cement. Realistically, fiber cement lasts 50 years, give or take, but that is with a little maintenance. While it is a virtually maintenance-free product, you may need to paint it every five years or so, depending on the topcoat applied. Thankfully, James Hardie fiber cement siding products are infused with ColorPlus® Technology, so they maintain their beauty longer.

Where to Purchase Fiber Cement Siding

If you are interested in investing in this hardwearing siding product, then contact the professionals at Shiner Exteriors. Our factory-trained and experienced technicians will install your new fiber cement siding in accordance with manufacturer specifications to ensure you reap the full benefits of your siding for well into the future. Contact us today to learn more about fiber cement siding and how long it lasts.

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