Replacing the exterior materials of your home can not only improve its looks, it can increase the value of your entire property. These days, many homeowners don't realize that they have choices beyond the traditional vinyl siding. Fiber cement siding offers them another option that has some distinct advantages you should know about. 

1. Durability

Siding is known for its durability in general, but fiber cement is extremely long-lasting. It has a Class A fire rating which means that it is fire safe. Its texture and color will not fade or warp easily. 

2. Versatility

Fiber cement siding can often be ordered from the factory in a variety of different colors. In addition, homeowners can have primed while it is still at the factory. This will ensure that it is ready to paint when it is installed. The homeowner can then change the look of their home each year by repainting the siding. 

3. Competitive installation costs

Fiber cement siding is competitively priced when it comes to the costs of installation. In addition, it costs less to install fiber cement siding then it does to install wood siding, hardboard siding, natural stone and cedar. 

4. Extended warranty

When it comes to longevity, fiber cement siding offers an outstanding durability that is evidenced by its extended warranty. It is not unusual to experience a continuously fresh and vibrant look for 10 to 15 years -- or longer -- when you have your home's exterior covered by fiber cement siding. 

5. Exceptional design options

For homeowners who want an exceptional amount of choice when it comes to their exterior materials, fiber cement siding delivers. Today, this material is available in an array of stunning textures that can be matched with any type of home style. In addition, it can be color matched at the factory so that it is delivered to your exacting color specifications. Fiber cement siding is also available in a number of different sizes and shapes so homeowners are able to customize it to suit their own unique home. 

For homeowners who are also looking for ways to reduce the amount of time that it takes to install siding on their homes, fiber cement siding often takes a contractor less time.