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Benefits of choosing Fiber Cement Siding for your Westchester Home

There are many types of home siding out there to choose from. Here in Westchester one of the best siding options and materials on the market is fiber cement siding, and B&W Group Inc. is well suited to help wrap your home in the industry-leading material.

What is Fiber Cement Siding:

If you’re thinking about replacing your Westchester County homes siding or investigating options replacing the exterior of your home, you’ll quickly discover the siding market has grown. Today there are many different types of exterior materials available, including vinyl, wood siding, metal and a recent newcomer, fiber cement. Fiber cement has been a game-changer in the siding world and in this article we’ll take you through the more important details about fiber cement to help you make an informed decision about installing it on your Westchester Count home.

First and foremost, fiber cement siding is exceptionally durable, long-lasting and above all low-maintenance. The fiber cement material we use on Westchester County home siding projects is the same material we use on large commercial projects it is tough stuff. It’s a semi-rigid material that provides substantial protection and best of all it does great through all four seasons here in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Snow, rain, sleet, it handels our freeze and thaw cycles better than any other siding on the market.


Fiber cement siding is perfect for Westchester County homeowners who love the look of wood siding but want something that doesn’t come with the common pitfalls of cedar siding. 

  • James Hardie siding is available in a texture that has the classic, natural appearance of cedar, while providing you with more benefits. Unlike wood, James Hardie fiber cement is specifically formulated to better resist the damaging effects of sun, moisture, extreme temperatures, pests, and fire.

Here are a few things that set fiber cement siding apart from the competition. 

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Long Life

The most important benefit of fiber cement siding is the fact that it lasts longer than many other types of siding, especially traditional wood siding. This is due to the way it’s made. Fiber cement siding is a composite material that stands the test of time well and won’t warp or rot like wood siding. It’s a material that’s also weather-resistant, which makes it a smart choice for Westchester County homes that see a wide variety of weather throughout the year.

Plenty of Styles Available

Because of its unique make-up, fiber cement siding is also available in a wide variety of styles. It can mimic the look of wood siding easily, but it can also look like stucco or another type of material for a fraction of the price. This means there’s likely a fiber cement siding option out there for your Westchester County home that will work well. 

Whether your dream home is a classic Colonial, Victorian or classic Craftsman, James Hardie fiber cement siding offers a diverse and detailed catalog of siding options that will allow you to find the perfect siding for your home. Be it a historically accurate, architecturally detailed beauty or a modern stunner.

Fiber Cement Siding Let’s Talk Costs

There is no getting around it fiber cement siding is more expensive than vinyl or aluminum siding but less costly than cedar wood siding. 

The price also becomes much more reasonable when you factor in how well it stands up to the test of time. 

Fiber cement siding lasts a long time, and that makes the upfront cost more practical for homeowners.

Note: On residential retrofits and exterior remodeling projects, a typical fiber cement siding installation will involve the removal and disposal of existing siding, thus adding an additional cost to the project.


Tip: All fiber cement siding installations should include a weather-resistant barrier to allow the building to breathe and help prevent mold and mildew growth ask your Westchester County Siding Contractor for a complete project summary along with your quote to see what they include and don’t in their job.

Are you interested in fiber cement siding? Contact us for a free no-obligation siding quote for your Westchester home.