Fiber Cement Siding - An Alternative to Wood
October 15, 2009
Wood homes have been around for a very long time, and have an extensive history in architecture. The history of wooden homes originated with the first construction of the log cabin. By stacking tree trunks on top of each other and overlapping the logs at the corners, homeowners were able to develop a strong structure that was perfect to brave the winter and protect their homes form the elements. The use of wood in homes has an important historical element.
Many homeowners want the outside of their home to look like wood, however, wooden homes require a high level of maintenance and upkeep. Fortunately, there are several alternatives available to homeowners who don't want to hassle with wood and one of those alternatives is the installation of fiber cement siding.
Although fiber cement siding looks like wood it is actually composed of sand, cement, and cellulose fiber. The siding comes in a variety of textures and colors that make a home appear as if it is wooden. Fiber cement siding is a particularly excellent alternative to wood because it is more durable. Most companies that produce and install fiber cement siding offer a warranty that guarantees the siding will last for at least fifty years.
When a homeowner wants wood, they normally must make a commitment to deal with and handle issues such as water damage, termites, and the possibility that their home could easily burn down. Homeowners that use fiber cement siding can rest assured that their home is water-resistant, termite-resistant, and non-combustible. The durability and wood-like appearance keep fiber cement siding at the top list of sidings that are considered a great alternative to wood.