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How Long Does Fiber Cement Siding Last?

Aug 31, 2021

Blue fiber cement siding on a home's exteriorWhen comparisons of the different types of siding that are commonly available pop up, fiber cement siding seems to dominate the conversation in terms of durability. Wood, vinyl, and composite siding all offer distinct benefits, but they all seem to take a backseat to fiber cement when longevity is the point of discussion. So, how long does fiber cement siding really last?

What Is Fiber Cement Siding?

Before we provide an answer, it is best if we first help you understand what makes fiber cement siding so different from other products:

  • Makeup – Fiber cement siding is engineered using cement, cellulose fibers, and sand, and undergoes a special curing process that ensures the finished product won’t crack.
  • Fire, water, and insect resistance – Fiber cement is noncombustible, resists moisture, and prevents wood-boring insects like termites from getting through.
  • Coloring – Fiber cement siding comes with baked-on coloring that is UV and fade resistant, so you don’t have to worry about regular maintenance.

What’s its Life Expectancy?

When properly installed and maintained (repainting is needed every 15 years or so), fiber cement siding can last for 100 years or more. Combine that longevity with the lack of upkeep it requires, and it’s a great option for any homeowner.

Fiber Cement Siding Installation in Central NJ

At Window & Door Outlet, Inc., we offer James Hardie fiber cement siding that is specifically engineered for the local climate and is guaranteed to provide the long-term protection you’re looking for.

Visit our 2,500-square-foot showroom in Edison to see samples of the fiber cement siding options we install, or contact us today to schedule a free consultation at your Central NJ home.