The Truth Behind Common Fiber Cement Siding Myths

Fiber cement has been a staple product offered by many residential and commercial roofing contractors and siding installers for years. It owes much of its popularity to its intrinsic strength and durability, lasting much longer than vinyl siding and resisting most of the problems common with any other type of siding material.

Fiber Cement Siding Myths

While fiber cement certainly has plenty of fans, it also has plenty of detractors. The problem is that most of these naysayers are misinformed about what fiber cement siding can really do for their homes. Let our experts at McGuire Roofing & Construction debunk a few of the most commonly believed misconceptions about fiber cement and show you what this material is truly all about.

Fiber Cement Siding Lasts Forever

Before it became widely used in residential roof construction and siding installation, fiber cement was actually invented to combat bushfire problems in Australia. In its early days, its makers will often claim that this material will last forever. Unfortunately, this is not true as there is yet to be one material that will actually last forever. What is true, however, is that fiber cement is extremely long-lasting, with a life span reaching up to 50 years or more.

Fiber Cement Needs No Maintenance

Fiber cement siding has low maintenance needs, but it still benefits from inspections and maintenance visits at least once every few years. Painting is also done fairly regularly to keep it looking nice and new for longer. Don’t forget to talk to your contractor about regular maintenance on your fiber cement siding.

Fiber Cement Contains Asbestos

Asbestos has been largely eliminated in use by siding and roofing contractors since the 50s when its harmful effects were established. Today, modern fiber cement siding contains no trace of asbestos and is perfectly safe for use in residential and commercial buildings.

At McGuire Roofing & Construction, we are your leading provider of fiber cement and other high-quality siding materials. Give us a call at (865) 338-7663 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Oak Ridge and Knoxville, as well as other nearby areas in TN.



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