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Fiber Cement Siding Costs, Pros and Cons

Fiber cement siding is a very durable and appealing product to look into when choosing the exterior siding for your home.
The advantages of choosing fiber cement siding greatly outweigh the disadvantages, but for some the disadvantages are a sticking point. What are they? Well, the big one is price. Fiber cement siding cost can fluctuate, but it is generally more expensive than vinyl siding.

Fiber Cement Siding Cost Comparison Calculator

The two main things that drive up fiber cement siding cost is its durability and resistance. Fiber cement siding can withstand impacts and the effects of moisture much better than vinyl siding. Vinyl siding undergoes an amount of expansion and contraction (a 1/4 inch per 12 feet is standard), depending on the outdoor temperature. Properly installed fiber cement siding can withstand the temperature changes, the weather, and won’t warp or begin to tear. The resistance it has to moisture also makes it less likely to molding however it won’t rot. Hardboard siding can be very vulnerable to mold and rot, especially down near the foundation or in spots that stay shaded. Not only that, hardboard siding can be destroyed be termites and other wood-infesting insects, which do not effect fiber cement siding – which is one of it’s huge pluses.
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Siding Materials Only Gaining on Vinyl Siding Installed Estimate Requests?

BREAKING NEWS! Are Siding Do-It-Yourself-ers Growing in Popularity over the king Vinyl Siding Installed professionally estimate requests?

You be the Judge…
In a report just released one can clearly see a solid number of “Materials Only” estimate requests where their once should have been “Vinyl Siding – Full Install” estimate requests.  This could be an emerging trend or a mere blip on the radar.  Rest assured we will keep our eyes on it and let you know if we see a solid “siding trend shift.”

CWIN(tm) Estimate Request REPORT:
Timeframe: from:(Sun, November 28th 2010 4:22am) to:(Thu, December 2nd 2010 5:47am)
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FORMAT:
City State Zip – Date & Time
Estimates Requested
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Kansas City KS 66106 – Thu, Dec 2 ’10 05:47
Vinyl Lap Siding – Materials Only, Vinyl Windows – Materials Only
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Reading PA 19606 – Thu, Dec 2 ’10 05:40
Vinyl Lap Siding – Materials Only
Project Details: “Replacement of old Siding. House is 12 squares.”
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Staten Island NY 10314 – Thu, Dec 2 ’10 05:17
Windows (General) – Multiple Windows Install
Project Details: “IT IS 2 SLIDING DOORS AND, 1 BASAMENT WINDOW AND 3 80″ X 48″ APROXIMILY”
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Freehold NJ 07728 – Wed, Dec 1 ’10 17:19
Vinyl Lap Siding – Full Install
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Saint Clair Shores MI 48080 – Wed, Dec 1 ’10 16:57
Vinyl Lap Siding – Full Install, Soffits (General) – Full Install
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REPORT: Vinyl Siding Estimate Requests #1 in New Jersey for March 2010

Contractors With Integrity network’s March 2010 Siding and Window Estimate LOGS for New Jersey state.

c-win_logo_64x51gA siding estimates report was released to us today for New Jersey siding and window estimates for March 2010. It clearly shows that vinyl siding estimates are once again #1 for the area. This report shows homeowners that requested Siding and Window Estimates for New Jersey from the Contractors With Integrity Network™ (Cwin™).

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C-Win(tm) LEADS REPORT:
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FORMAT:
City State Zip – Date & Time
Estimates Requested

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[ ] Allentown NJ 08501 – Wed, Mar 31 ’10 06:25
Vinyl Lap Siding – Full Install, Soffits (General) – Full Install, Vinyl Windows – Multiple Windows Install
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[ ] Red Bank NJ 07701 – Wed, Mar 31 ’10 01:53
Vinyl Shake Siding – Materials Only
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[ ] Lodi NJ 07644 – Tue, Mar 30 ’10 18:51
Vinyl Shake Siding – Full Install
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[ ] West Orange NJ 07052 – Tue, Mar 30 ’10 17:22
Vinyl Windows – Multiple Windows Install
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[ ] Vauxhall NJ 07088 – Tue, Mar 30 ’10 08:30
Siding (General) – Full Install
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Vinyl Siding STILL the #1 Most Used Siding Material

Siding NewsThe 2008 Census Bureau published that vinyl siding has held steady at 32% of the overall market share in both 2008 and 2007.

Here’s the Siding Market Share breakdown:
32% – Vinyl Siding
25% – Brick
23% – Stucco
12% – Fiber Cement
06% – Wood
02% – Other

To learn more about Vinyl Siding check out our Certainteed Vinyl Siding products pages and our Royal Vinyl Siding products pages.  These two vinyl siding products are two of the top vinyl siding manufacturers today.

Read the full report from the Vinyl Siding Institute (VSI):
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REPORT: Vinyl Siding Estimates in New Jersey

c-win_logo_64x51gA siding estimates report was released to us today for New Jersey state. It clearly shows that vinyl siding estimates are once again #1 for the area.
This report shows homeowners that requested Vinyl Siding Estimates for New Jersey from the Contractors With Integrity Network™ (Cwin™).

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C-Win(tm) ESTIMATE REQUEST REPORT for New Jersey:
Stats: 255 logs ( 155 potential leads, 64 duplicates, 36 leads )
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FORMAT:
City State Zip – Date & Time
Estimates Requested
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[X] = Completely Submitted Lead – these are typically available to C-Win Contractors
[ ] = “Potential Lead” – a lead that may show up later
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[X] Midland Park NJ 07432 – Sat, Apr 25 ’09 10:08
Vinyl Lap Siding – Full Install, Vinyl Windows – Multiple Windows Install
Project Details: “We would like to replace the windows and get the siding at the same time. Our lot is 53X172. The front of our house is stone. We will need about 16 windows replaced.”
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[ ] Midland Park NJ 07432 – Sat, Apr 25 ’09 10:06
Vinyl Lap Siding – Full Install, Vinyl Windows – Multiple Windows Install
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[ ] Newton NJ 07860 – Fri, Apr 24 ’09 16:22
Vinyl Lap Siding – Full Install
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[ ] Midland Park NJ 07432 – Fri, Apr 24 ’09 13:34
Vinyl Lap Siding – Full Install
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[ ] Lyndhurst NJ 07071 – Fri, Apr 24 ’09 12:01
Fiber Cement Lap Siding – Full Install
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[ ] Toms River NJ 08753 – Fri, Apr 24 ’09 07:58
Vinyl Lap Siding – Full Install
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[ ] Closter NJ 07624 – Thu, Apr 23 ’09 17:36
Siding (General) – Full Install
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[X] Long Branch NJ 07740 – Thu, Apr 23 ’09 10:26
Vinyl Lap Siding – Full Install, Vinyl Shake Siding – Full Install, Fiber Cement Lap Siding – Full Install, Fiber Cement Shake Siding – Full Install, Soffits (General) – Full Install
Project Details: “Renovation project to include an addition and replacement of current siding. Current siding is fiber cement – assumed to be asbestos (installed mid-late 1960s) – over exterior-grade “fireproof” drywall(?)-type sheathing on house sides and back, wood on front and one area of vinyl. Approximately 350 SF wood and 1000 SF asbestos and 350 SF vinyl existing siding. Total new siding with addition = 1500-2000 SF (numbers are approximate and represent total wall areas, including window and door areas). Soffit = 200 SF. Cape cod style home with 1.5 floors.”
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