Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber Cement sidingWhile vinyl siding has long been the standard of the North American siding industry, there is another option that has been gaining in popularity over the last few decades, fiber cement siding. For homeowners looking to install a less conventional siding material on their homes, fiber cement siding presents a welcome alternative. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of fiber cement siding, keep reading below for more information!

Longer Lifespan

One of the primary reasons homeowners like to install fiber cement siding on their homes is that it provides a much longer lifespan than vinyl siding. Vinyl siding generally lasts for roughly 20-30 years, but fiber cement siding has the potential to last much longer. Well-maintained fiber cement can last upwards of 50 years, meaning that for many homeowners, once you’ve resided your home once, it’s possible that you’ll never need to replace it. If you’re looking for a siding material that lasts decades, fiber cement is a great option.


Another reason that homeowners love fiber cement siding is for the aesthetic benefits that it provides. Fiber Cement is widely manufactured, making it available in a wide variety of color and design options. If you’re looking for a siding material that will boost your home’s curb appeal and resale value, fiber cement is a fantastic choice. Fiber cement can be designed to mimic the texture of nearly any other siding material on the market, including cedarwood. This makes it a great option to provide your home with both durability and beauty!


Speaking of its durability, fiber cement is far stronger than traditional vinyl siding, making it the perfect option for those in need of a siding material that can withstand a variety of different weather conditions. As most Pennslyvania homeowners know, we experience a bit of every kind of weather in the Mid-Atlantic, from blizzards to sweltering heat & humidity, to the occasional tropical storm! If you’re in search of a siding material that can withstand anything Mother Nature has to throw at it, Fiber Cement siding is a fantastic option. It is built to withstand high winds, fire, offers resistance to rot, humidity, and nearly anything else that your home is exposed to. Particularly in a climate like Pittsburgh that provides so much variety, fiber cement is a fantastic option to handle any weather that comes your way!

Contact Us Today

If you need to replace your home’s siding this fall, our team at Doing It Right Roofing is ready to assist! Reach out to us today to learn more about our James Hardie Fiber Cement installation services, as well as our vinyl siding installations. If you’re interested in learning more about our services, give us a call at (724) 351-0499 or by filling out our team’s online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you and assisting with your exterior remodeling needs!

Signs You Need New Siding

It is no secret that your exterior siding will ultimately be a victim of the same threat that it’s meant to fend off. Siding wears out, break, cracks and ages. The deterioration will cause it to leak and not perform as it’s designed and cause damage that has the potential to be costly. While siding replacement may not be on your to-do list, you may need one, nonetheless. What are the signs that indicate that you need new siding? Here are some of the signs that you should look out for.

Cracked or Loose Siding

When large sections of your home’s siding reveal signs of cracking or several pieces are loose, there might be a problem that requires professional work. Just one or two pieces of loose siding or cracked is no reason for immediate concern, and you may be able to remove and replace those pieces. It’s important to remember to assess the layers underneath broken or cracked siding for additional damage that needs to be addressed.


Rot is a sign that your siding is no longer able to perform at an optimal level and protect your home. Rot can spread across the exterior, leaving you with only one choice-replacing the entire siding. You can use a screwdriver to tap on small areas of the siding to uncover weak spots that are experiencing dry rot that destroys the underlayer of your siding.

 Peeling Paint/Wallpaper

Peeling paint or wallpaper may not jump out as a clear sign that you need new siding. However, this is an indicator of faulty siding, where moisture has seeped through and into your home and damage the interior walls. Moisture is a problem that you do not want in your home.

 Fungus, Mold, or Mildew

Near the seams of your siding, in particular, you may notice fungus, mold or mildew. This is a sign that water has penetrated the siding and is trapped inside the wall and is slowly released and has the potential to cause any of the mentioned growths. These growths also tend to be on the shaded sections of siding that are typical to foster moisture. At his point, your siding is no longer doing its job.

If you need a siding replacement, Doing It Right has you covered with guaranteed consistent workmanship and accountability and top quality service bar none. At Doing It Right, your project and satisfaction are priority number one.