Monday, September 16th, 2019 by Michael Gabrian
When homeowners choose siding, there are a couple things most people look for, one being how green that product is. James Hardie fiber cement products offer tons of green benefits to homes, especially when compared to vinyl siding.
Let’s talk about how fiber cement can be more green than vinyl.
One of the big issues with vinyl siding is that it contains PVC and in some cases lead. This alone isn’t a major problem, but the idea of putting a toxic siding onto your home is unappealing. Plus, when PVC burns, it releases chlorine and other toxins to create an acid smoke. Fiber cement doesn’t contain these toxic chemicals and isn’t flammable.
Vinyl siding usually lasts about 20 years before it needs to be replaced. Vinyl could need replacement for a number of reasons; it can warp, crack, etc. On the flipside, James Hardie fiber cement products are warranted to last up to 50 years. So when it comes to choosing a sustainable product that you won’t need to worry about replacing, James Hardie might be the best choice.
If you’re looking for a siding option that you won’t need to worry about replacing every couple of decades and you want something that doesn’t contain toxic chemicals, James Hardie fiber cement products are the best choice for you.
If you’re interested in a totally free estimate on James Hardie fiber cement product, give us a call today.