411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

8 Effective Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away This Summer

Backyard barbecues, playing catch with your child, relaxing by the pool… These summer activities are so close to perfect, but it only takes...

on Jun 22, 2018

Top Tips For Choosing The Best Type Of Roofing For Your New Home

When you are in the process of choosing a new roof for your home, there are a lot of different things that should influence your decision. There...

on Jun 21, 2018

Should I Try To Tackle Resurfacing My Pool On My Own?

The pool becomes a gathering place where your friends and family get together to enjoy the evenings. In fact, you have invested so much energy and...

on Jun 21, 2018

5 Reasons Why You Must have a Porch Swing

When you think of a porch swing, you would think of a nice decorative piece for your house. However, a lesser known fact is that these swings...

on Jun 15, 2018

5 Major Benefits of Home Security Alarm Systems

We all fret from thinking about home security alarm systems as we all know of the costs that come with it. However, we must also keep in mind what...

on Jun 15, 2018

Siding: Cedar vs. Cement

by Thomas Kral on May 6, 2012

Cedar and Fibercement (Cement) siding are both high end materials. Either Cedar or Cement sidings require a slightly greater upfront investment over vinyl or aluminum; however the result is products that will last much longer.

Cedar siding is wood, from the Cedar tree. Cedar is one of the most durable of woods. Cement siding is made of a mixture of cement and cellulose. Cellulose is the fiber in Fiber cement. Cellulose is basically wood fibers. Either Cedar or Cement will be very strong and durable. Both are resistant to impact damage from hail or tree damage.

In an unfinished state cedar siding will last longer than cement siding. It is highly recommended to stain either cedar or cement siding for the longest lasting installation. In it's painted or stained state, Cement siding is rated to last much longer than cedar siding.

Both Cedar and Cement siding are available pre-finished. Cedar siding can be bought with a 15-year color warranty while Cement siding can be bought with a 15-year or 25-year color warranty. Usually these sidings can be stained by the factory with major manufacturers of stain like Cabot and Olympic.

Cement is more difficult to work with from an installation point of view. Special tools are required to cut cement siding and cement siding is very tough to hand nail. Cement kicks up an extreme amount of dust when cutting so special respirators are sometimes required when cutting cement siding.

Cedar is an attractive material to bees and other insects while cement is very insect resistant. Cedar can warp after years of prolonged UV exposure from the sun. This is due to heat and is most common on the south and west sides of the building. Cedar typically has a more attractive and unique grain pattern. Cement siding usually is more uniform and the lengths of the boards are usually of equal length. Cedar lengths usually vary in length.

Written by Thomas Kral
Reliable American Roofing and Siding
www.reliableamerican.us

Windows / Siding 2077 Views

Author

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Essential Guide to Hydroponics: Growing Plants and Vegetables without Soil

It may seem counter-intuitive at first - how can a plant possibly grow without that all-important soil? Yet it has actually been done for decades,...

Garden / Landscaping

Best Ways to Improve Your Home

Improving your home can be one of the things you are looking to do in 2016. Whether you believe this improvement can come from adding a new...

Improvements / Remodeling

Reasons Why You Would Want to Cut Down a Tree from Your Property

Over the past decade, a lot of attention has been given to environmental conservation. A majority of people believe that planting trees and not...

Garden / Landscaping

Avoid these 5 Mistakes when Operating a Circular Saw

Circular saws are quite versatile and efficient tools when used properly, but can pose a serious safety hazard if used incorrectly. Here are five...

Tools / Woodworking

Using your Garage Space for more than Just Car Storage?

Once upon a time, having a garage was very straightforward as it was simply a place to store your car at night and maybe store a few items from the...

Doors / Garages

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2018