Top Signs You Need New Siding: A Look at Fiber Cement Siding

Top Signs You Need New Siding: A Look at Fiber Cement Siding
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    With the exception of your roof, the single biggest change to your home will be the replacement of siding.

    While this is a huge investment for most people, it is vital to the safety and appearance of your home.

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No one wants to be duped into spending money they don’t need to. If you have vinyl siding, cedar shingles, or hard wood shingles, take a look at the top 3 signs you need to replace your siding sooner rather than later.

1. Blistered, Bent, or Bubbled Siding

As siding ages, it typically blisters or looks bent due to the exposure of heat, rain, and sunlight. Sometimes, you can simply replace the area that shows damage, however, if the damage appears to be in multiple spots, it’s probably time to replace your siding. Fiber cement siding never bends, blisters, or bubbles! It might cost more than vinyl, but it is a worthwhile investment.

2. Damage from Wildlife

Hardwood siding and cedar shingles are super attractive to animals such as woodpeckers, termites, and squirrels. They can’t tell the difference between your home and trees! If you find holes made by Woody or any of his woodland friends, it’s time to replace your hardwood siding with fiber cement siding. Fiber cement siding looks like wood, but your furry or feathered friends can tell the difference and they stay away.

3. Dry Rot

Dry rot is a common problem with hardwood siding as it ages. This ugly and dangerous problem is caused by a fungus which causes wood to naturally decompose. Dry rot allows moisture, insects, animals, and mold access to the space between the siding and your home. One of the best features of fiber cement siding is that it never grows dry rot fungus, even though it looks like wood! 

If you are still unsure about whether you need to replace your siding, ask a qualified contractor. Then, ask them about the benefits of replacing your worn out siding with beautiful fiber cement siding. You will love the new colors and textures that this type of siding will bring to your home!

Take a look at this informative infographic on the benefits of fiber cement siding:

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