Due to the recent downturn in the housing market, more people are choosing to stay in their homes longer as opposed to constantly be looking to upgrade. Because of this, homeowners are now demanding home exterior products that promise to remain durable over longer periods of time. Many people are now considering more durable fiber cement siding for their home exterior projects.
At MAC, we offer the best service in siding in Fairfax, VA. Part of that exceptional service is offering you a choice in the materials that will go into your next project. For those interested in fiber cement siding, we offer products from the top fiber cement company on the market: James Hardie. The folks at James Hardie have been providing customers with siding materials for over 100 years, and we trust them enough to stake our reputation for exceptional service on the quality of their products.
Fiber Cement vs. Vinyl
People often wonder why they should choose fiber cement from James Hardie when installing or replacing siding in Fairfax when vinyl is less expensive. While the low cost of vinyl certainly is attractive, many fail to consider how the other benefits offered by fiber cement may offset those savings.
- Durability: Because it’s made from sand, cement, and durable cellulose fibers, fiber cement is heavier than vinyl, making it more resistant to weather damage. It’s also impervious to insects and is non-combustible. This durability allows fiber cement manufacturers to offer a 30-year warranty on their siding, meaning that young homeowners who put fiber cement on their homes will be old and grey before it needs replacing.
- Look: Fiber cement siding has a real wood grain feel and finish that vinyl products just can’t duplicate. While vinyl siding may offer a wider array of colors, those colors can fade over time.
- ROI: With so much emphasis placed on how much a home improvement project can add value to your home, it’s important to understand what sort of ROI your decision to have our team at Mid Atlantic add James Hardie fiber cement siding to your home will bring, Market studies show that using fiber cement materials in your home exterior project offered an ROI of 78%, compared to 69% for vinyl.
Here to Help Fill All Your Siding Needs
You can trust us at MAC to provide the best roofing, service, gutter, window, and siding services within Virginia and Maryland, in areas such as Fairfax, Ashburn, Leesburg, Woodbridge, Silver Spring, and Columbia. Visit our Contact Us page or give us a call at (703) 404-9777 or (301) 563-9191 to speak to one of our siding experts on the benefits of fiber cement.