JTI Siding contractors specialize in installation of fiber cement siding. Fiber cement, also known as masonite siding, offers a similar look to masonry, stucco, or wood siding at a lower cost. Hence, this siding material has become a popular choice for many homeowners.
This type of siding gets its name from two of the main ingredients that go into making it: Portland cement and cellulose fiber. These materials are combined with sand, water, and usually some proprietary additives particular to the manufacturer to form a tough, durable, and stable cladding material.
Fiber cement siding is low-maintenance, strong, non-flammable, and termite-resistant. This siding material is available in a range of styles and textures. Furthermore, you may consider factory painting or finishes to achieve a custom look for the exterior of your house. Masonite siding offers the closest look to real wood when compared with traditional vinyl siding. So, if you want a wood-like appearance without the price and with better protection, then fiber cement siding is your choice.
Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding
BEAUTY Quality craftsmanship, authentic woodgrain textures and resilient finishes, combined with limitless color choices, make fiber cement siding the go-to material for homeowners wanting to create a unique look for their home.
DURABILITY Masonite siding is very durable and can withstand variations in weather conditions, such as snow, ice, heat, and freezing temperatures, without decaying.
LOW MAINTENANCE Just like vinyl siding, fiber cement requires little to no maintenance.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY Combined with weather barriers and insulation, fiber cement siding can help increase the level of energy efficiency of your house.
GREEN PRODUCT The U.S. Green Building Council has recognized fiber cement siding for its durability and sustainability.