One of the best ways to choose home exterior options is to go for the more eco-friendly options. Aside from reducing the negative impact on the environment, eco-friendly options can also help you save a lot in the form of local incentives and energy savings. Today, we take a look at an eco-friendly siding option: fiber cement siding.
What Is Fiber Cement Siding?
Fiber cement siding are siding panels made of a combination of concrete and organic fibers (usually obtained from reclaimed wood). They can have a smooth surface (like concrete) or can be textured to resemble natural wood planks. Fiber cement boards can also be contoured to resemble wood shingles.
Longer Lifespan for Less Material
One of fiber cement siding’s greatest strengths is its life span. If properly installed by an exterior siding contractor like us, this solution can easily outlast vinyl or wood siding. This means you will need fewer material-intensive siding replacements over the course of a few decades. Fewer materials used means fewer discarded siding panels ending up in the landfill.
People often overlook maintenance when it comes to a product’s environmental impact. For example, maintaining wood or metal siding may require the use of chemical preservatives and other coating substances that can contribute to ground pollution. On the other hand, fiber cement siding can be cleaned just by spraying it with water every now and then – no need for potentially harmful chemicals.
Lower Carbon Footprint
Since fiber cement siding is energy-efficient like high-quality cedar siding, your home ends up using less energy to maintain comfortable indoor living conditions. Aside from saving a lot of cash on lower electric bills, fiber cement also helps cut down your household’s carbon footprint by a large margin.
Invest in fiber cement siding for a more eco-friendly home. A Cut Above Exteriors provides top-notch siding solutions in Portland, OR, and other areas in Oregon. You can call us at 503.334.0733 or fill out this online form to request a free quote.