What is Fiber Cement Siding?

Fiber Cement siding is a durable material that can be used on the exterior of your home in place of wood panels, vinyl siding, stone, stucco, and even brick. It is made from combining cement and a fibrous material, along with other durable additives, to create a premium material for the outside of your home.


HardiePlankĀ® brand fiber cement siding offers unique protection to your home based on the climate in which you live. This customization provides optimum strength and durability. Fiber cement siding is designed to be dimensionally stable, meaning it will not expand and contract based on changes in your environment. Other building products may flex with the changes in weather, causing paint to crack and chip. Fiber cement is resistant to moisture, which will prevent it from rotting. It is also unaffected by termites and other pests that can damage other types of exteriors.

Customized to Fit Your Style

Similar to wood and vinyl siding, fiber cement siding is sold and installed in panels or planks, depending on the style. The planks are made to mimic long wooden planks, while the panels are made in bigger sheets that mimic vertical siding. Fiber cement siding can be ordered pre-painted from the manufacturer saving you lots of time and headache. You can further customize your fiber cement siding by choosing various texturing, such as wood-grain or stucco. You can even choose fiber cement siding that mimics the look of brick or stone exteriors.

The Pros and Cons of Fiber Cement Siding

Every exterior material has its pros and cons. The advantages of fiber cement siding greatly outweigh the disadvantages. Fiber cement siding is durable and resilient. Although fiber cement siding is initially a little more expensive than vinyl siding, it pays for itself with the repainting jobs it will save you over the years.


  • Durable and Long-Lasting
  • Weather Resistant
  • Unaffected by Pests
  • Fireproof
  • Available Pre-painted
  • Aesthetic Appeal
  • Long Warranty


  • Mid-Range Pricing
  • Installation can be complicated (best left to professionals)
  • Pre-painted and Pre-primed can be pricey

Is Fiber Cement Siding Right for Me?

If you are looking for a durable and nearly maintenance-free material for the exterior of your home, then fiber cement siding may be your solution. It can be made to look like any material, but will save you from the normal headache and upkeep of these other products. This heavy-duty material will protect your home from weathering, pests, fire, and more.

Contact Capital Improvement to find out more about this long-lasting product. Our professional remodeling contractors will treat your home with the same care you would. Read what our many customers have said about our expert crew. We are located in Harahan, and we proudly serve all our Southeast Louisiana for all your remodeling and handyman needs. Call us today!