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Pros of Fiber-Cement Siding There is a popular saying among contractors that if a homeowner selects fiber-cement siding, then they will repaint their house half a century later because of the many benefits that this kind of siding offers. An incredible fact to state is that fiber cement siding has been around for almost an entire century and even though most homeowners and builders do not know about it is not a new product that they will be experimenting on for the first time. Just like conventional siding, fiber cement siding is applied to home exteriors to protect them from natural elements such as water, dust and rot and the good thing is that this product comes in many styles and colors that are similar to the ordinary siding materials like cedar shingles, stucco and wood clapboards. Fiber cement siding is manufactured from sand, cement and wood (most often it is a recycled wood fiber substance and this combination of the various materials makes this material very durable. This material can be used to side any part of the house ranging from a new home, workshop, barn or just as a procedure to replace old and worn out siding of the home. The truth is that fiber cement siding is so durable such that it can resist almost all kinds of hazards ranging from fire, insects, wind and rain and it can be used in any climate even in humid, hot regions and no matter how wet the areas gets then the material does not rot. It is said that it can even survive floods and the abnormally high desert heat because it is inert and due to the sand and cement content, the material is termite resistant.