The type of siding that you choose for your home is something that should not be taken lightly. Not only is it a huge investment in terms of money and time that it takes to have it installed, this siding is the only thing that is standing in between the often brutal weather and the materials that comprise your home and that protect its integrity. Because the exterior of your home is the first thing that people see when they arrive at your house, it is also the most important element in terms of curb appeal.
While fiber cement as a siding material is not a new concept, its use didn't really catch on until the 1990s. Since then, it has steadily grown in popularity and it continues to increase year over year. Designed of a sand, cement and cellulose mixture that uses pressurized steam to cure it, fiber cement is the ideal exterior material for homeowners who want the classic look of wood without the hassles and upkeep that material requires. Resistant to moisture, fiber cement allows you to easily change the look of your home simply by painting it. If you want to sell your home, all you need to do is apply a fresh coat of paint and it is ready to be shown to prospective buyers.
LP Siding is also known as LP SmartSide and Louisiana Pride siding. It was introduced to the market during the late 1990s. Since then, it has exploded in popularity and continues to gain in ground within the market today. The manufacturer of LP siding has taken its years of experience with moisture resistance and poured it into this product. Another feature of LP siding is that it can be installed within one inch of the roof line. This provides homeowners with a look of continuity without several inches of filler material in between. LP siding also typically comes in longer lengths than fiber cement. Because LP siding does not require any special tools to cut it, this material tends to be less expensive to install. It is also lighter than fiber cement with comparable strength.
Ultimately, it will take a professional, such as those at C & T Siding to help homeowners tease out the important details between fiber cement and LP siding. Contact them today to schedule an appointment to find the best siding for your home.