Fiber Cement Siding Installations & Repairs in Greater Boston
Information on Fiber Cement Siding installation
Fiber cement is a complex siding. It is made of a combination of materials including clay, wood fibers, cement, and sand. With Novus Exteriors you have many options for siding. We have replaced many home’s sidings with fiber cement in recent years and it is a popular choice in Massachusetts for its durability and customization options. We work with a variety of fiber cement siding materials including James Hardie Siding. If your siding is faded or damaged and you are looking to switch siding types or repair your fiber cement siding, there are many benefits and a few drawbacks to consider when getting fiber cement.
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How Much Does Fiber Cement Siding Cost?
As mentioned above, fiber cement is more expensive than other siding options. James Hardie fiber cement boards can cost up to $6 per square foot. However, due to the labor intensive installation process, each square foot of fiber cement can be rounded up to $10 when including installation cost. Fiber cement requires a team that has extensive experience working with the material because it can crack or break when handled incorrectly. Fiber cement siding can become much more expensive for DIY contractors. Fiber cement specialized tools can run upwards of $500. Between getting cutting tools, blades, and nail guns that are designed for fiber cement, and the cost of replacing any broken or cracked siding, due to misuse. Generally, the best way to save money on fiber cement is to get a quote from a contracting team that has experience working with fiber cement installations and repair.
Frequently Asked Questions About Fiber Cement Siding:
Thanks to the high durability of fiber cement, fiber cement siding can often last up to 50 years or more. Typical vinyl siding options can last anywhere from 20 to 40 years. Of course, siding can be damaged by sudden impacts, but if you have fiber cement you have increased durability from weather and other common conditions.
Fiber cement is a highly durable option for siding. Fiber cement is resistant to fire, water, hazardous weather, insects and pests. Fiber cement siding can protect your home from UV light and other issues that traditionally damage siding.
Some fiber cement products are designed to be fire-resistant and water damage resistant. Fiber cement is more water resistant than other siding materials including wood and vinyl siding.
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Contact the Novus team to discuss installing fiber cement siding. Not sure what kind of siding will work for you? Our contractors can help you pick a siding based on your budget and your location. We have worked with homes throughout New England; replacing and repairing their siding. With that experience, we can help homeowners pick materials that make the most sense for their needs. Our team would love to help you get answers to any of your siding questions and provide a quote for your job. Visit our gallery to see images of siding jobs we have done in your area.