Why should I consider concrete siding?
Siding is siding, right? Absolutely not.
In fact, if you're in the market for new siding on your home, you're probably already chin-deep in all the types and styles that siding comes in. But which is the best?
Well, consider the two main functions of home siding-protection and appearance-and your decision just might become a lot easier. If you research your options, you'll see that each kind of siding offers good benefits. However, dig a little deeper, and one seems to stand out as the clear choice: concrete.
Concrete siding stands up to the elements.
If you have concrete siding (or cement siding), you can sit back and tell her to bring it on! For areas that see more than their fair share of humidity, rain, and snow, concrete siding provides superior moisture and water resistance. For areas that test the limits of both ends of the thermometer, concrete withstands both extreme heat and extreme cold. And for areas where airborne projectiles like hail and high-wind debris are a regular occurrence, nothing is tougher than concrete siding.
And no one ever wants to experience the unthinkable event of losing their home to a fire, but no other home siding material is as flame retardant as concrete. That's not to say that your home would be impermeable to an inferno, but your chances of a total loss due to an externally sparked fire would be substantially diminished.
Concrete siding stands up to the competition.
But when you discover why cement siding outperforms the competition-with a 50-year warranty to back it up-you'll see that the difference in price starts to make a lot more sense. Not to bash other options, but let's take a look at why other materials just don't cut the mustard compared to concrete.
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