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In the past, siding a home meant using wood shakes or clapboards. Later, vinyl siding became the darling of the siding industry because of its low maintenance. Today, people who are re siding their homes have more choices than at any other time. Many Greenwich roofing companies also install siding. They can help homeowners decide which siding product is best for their home's climate and architectural style.

One of today's best siding products is fiber cement. Although it has been around for nearly a century, the modern usage and application of fiber cement as a residential building material is a relatively recent innovation pioneered by James Hardie. In the 1990s, this company dedicated itself to making fiber cement one of the strongest and most durable siding products on the market. In business for over 100 years, James Hardie is the leading researcher and innovator in the fiber cement industry and the recognized leader in the manufacture of fiber cement building products.

Fiber cement is an engineered product made by mixing Portland cement with cellulose fibers, sand and other additives. Many times, the cellulose fibers come from recycled wood from lumber manufacturing processes, or from postconsumer recycled paperboard from cereal boxes. Fiber cement is noncombustible and rot resistant. It is impervious to termites and will not warp or shrink.

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It comes with a 30 year warranty and holds paint very well, making it a very low maintenance siding option.

Because it is an engineered product, it can be made to resemble other natural materials such as slate or shakes. Homeowners who choose James Hardie siding can be sure that the siding will be historically accurate and that it will complement their home's architecture. James Hardie also engineers its products for specific climates, ensuring that the home will be able to overcome the challenges presented by the unique climate of the region. Their siding products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, assuring homeowners of quality and performance.

James Hardie also certifies contractors on the uses and installation of their products. Their Elite Preferred Contractor program certifies contractors who have a good credit rating, are in good standing with the Better Business Bureau and consistently demonstrate professionalism and quality customer service. James Hardie provides annual training to these select contractors on the best practices for installation and rewards those that excel. Homeowners who have done their research and have decided on James Hardie fiber cement siding should look for Elite Preferred Contractors to work on their home. Doing this will ensure proper installation and maximum warranty protection.

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