In a Survey of Construction done last year by the Census Bureau, siding and roofing contractors as well as homeowners have been shown to steadily choose fiber cement siding to finish up the exteriors of their homes. This comes as no surprise since fiber cement siding has gone through leaps and bounds to match the quality of comparable products.

If you’re in the market for a durable and versatile siding option, there is a strong case to be made for fiber cement. Let our exterior renovation experts at Meredith Home Improvements explain just a few of the most common advantages of this popular siding material.


The appeal of natural wood is hard to beat but as far as durability goes, the material leaves much to be desired. In fact, even a smaller home improvement project such as a gutter installation can potentially leave wood siding scratched and damaged. This weakness is answered to great effect by fiber cement. Today, fiber cement lap boards are designed to mimic the wood grain that gives wood its beauty without the drawbacks. This mimicry has been perfected so much that fiber cement has been allowed in many historic neighborhoods that only allow wood textures.

Unparalleled Strength

Fiber cement takes the throne when it comes to strength and durability. Its composition makes it resistant to some of the most common problems that plague other siding materials such as heat, rot, insect, fire, and water damage.

Reasonable Costs

Fiber cement siding is a mid to high-end product that combines high toughness and performance with reasonable pricing. This leaves you more leeway in your budget for other projects such as attic insulation, which could further enhance the functionality and energy efficiency of your home.

At Meredith Home Improvements, our remodeling experts can help you find a fiber cement solution that’s 100% right for your home. Give us a call at (412) 203-8129 or fill out our contact form and request a free estimate on fiber cement siding replacement today.