If you want the look of wood but don’t want the hassles and costs associated with it, fiber-cement siding may be a satisfactory alternative. This product is available in a variety of textures that provide the appearance of wood. Fiber-cement siding is more durable than wood – it is termite-resistant, water-resistant and non-combustible.
Fiber-cement siding is composed of cement, sand, and cellulose fiber that has been autoclaved (cured with pressurized steam) to increase its strength and dimensional stability.
The fiber is added as reinforcement to prevent cracking. The material is not “maintenance free” as it does require painting. However, because fiber cement does not expand and contract with the weather, paint adheres to it very well lasting longer than it would on wood siding.
Siding is on display at all MAKI Building Centers locations.