of Fibercement Siding
"...made of cement, sand and a small percentage of cellulose fiber.
It's a relatively new product, but reports from the field say that it
is performing well and, if installed carefully, it's difficult to distinguish
from wood. "
History of Fibercement Siding
"In the mid 1980s, James Hardie pioneered the development of fiber-cement
technology, and began designing and manufacturing a wide range of fiber-cement
building products that made use of the benefits that came from the product's
durability, versatility and strength."
Siding Durability and Maintenance
F iber-cement siding is resistant to rain, hail, snow, salt air and
damage from insects such as termites and carpenter ants. Some manufacturers,
including James Hardie, guarantee the siding for 50 years against rotting,
splitting, delaminating, warping, buckling and swelling.