Cement boards, also known as hardiplanks in common usage, is a popular exterior siding material. It is quite similar to installing vinyl siding, but fiber cement boards emerge a bit stronger. Cement board sidings are not only greener options of building materials, but also quite closely resemble other building materials. There are several reasons why cement board external sidings are popular options.
Why should you get cement board external siding?
- It is durable
When you install a cement board for exterior siding, you can be assured for it to last you a very long time. This material resists mold and mildew, weather, fire and wear as compared to other siding materials.
- It is made from sustainable building materials
Fiber cement is composite cement and is made up of components which are sustainable materials like wood fiber etc. Thus cement boards have lesser environmental impact, and perfect for those who are steering towards greener lifestyle.
- It is versatile
There is no dearth of designs that one can find in fiber cement. This material involves advanced manufacturing methods and has several aesthetically pleasing appearances. For example, fiber cement can offer stucco or wood grain finish, but all at much less costs.
- It is easy to install
There is not a lot of prep work involved in installing cement boards for external siding. Each cement board is pre-primed and ready to be installed. There are also pre-colored/pre-painted cement board options available with various contractors, thus saving you the hassles of painting after installation.
- It is affordable
Compared to other building materials, fiber cement boards are much more affordable. You get the design, aesthetics and quality all at a fraction of the price from other building material options.
- It is low maintenance
Cement boards need much less cleaning and maintenance as compared to vinyl or aluminum.