Most common F.A.Q's about Fibre Cement Cladding

The following are the most frequently asked questions about fibre cement cladding on the internet.

Fibre Reinforced Cement or simply fibre cement is a composite material manufactured using cement reinforced with cellulose fibres.

The attributes of fibre cement make it preferably suitable to be used as an interior building material, exterior wall siding material, and as a floor construction base or as a tiling backer board. It is an asbestos-free cement-based construction product that is used predominantly in facade, cladding and roofing products because of its durability and strength.

Fibre cement is a mixture of water, sand, Portland cement, synthetic and natural fibres, and small amounts of chemical additives.

Fibre cement cladding board is water-resistant, meaning the product is resistant to permanent water damage. Thus, it doesn’t require any waterproofing.

They are a great addition to kitchen and bathroom projects. These boards are also extremely resistant to external influences like heat, rain, salt spray, ultraviolet rays, and even insects or birds.

It is all in how they are installed. If it is done by a team of experienced workers, the board can guarantee years of use without needing any waterproofing or maintenance.

There is a reason why homeowners spend a little extra for fibre cement boards.

This high-quality material requires little to no input from you for it to perform throughout the years and still look great. One of the biggest benefits of fibre cement board is that it is low maintenance and can last for up to 50 years.

Yes, you can increase your home’s value using fibre cement cladding. Adding fibre cement cladding to your home adds to the kerbside appeal while keeping a lid on the energy costs.

Everyone is interested in saving time and money. Since fibre cement cladding can go as long as two decades without repainting while keeping your home well-insulated, they certainly increase the value of the house.

Fibre cement is a low-maintenance material; thus, it doesn’t require frequent painting. If it is a pre-finished fibre cement cladding, there is no need to worry about painting at the time of installation.

However, it doesn’t mean you can’t paint your home more often. You can paint the fibre cement cladding whenever you think there is a need to change the style. But unlike other materials, fibre cement doesn’t require frequent painting – it is your choice.

Fibre cement boards don’t contain any ingredients that would attract bugs, termites, or any other infestation.

Fibre cement boards consist of a mixture of cellulose fibres, Portland cement, silica, and sand. When these components are mixed together, they form a versatile and durable material (almost futuristic). Thus, it is free of any damage from any bugs.

Yes, you can pressure wash fibre cement cladding boards given that the right pressure is applied on the cladding surface.

With pressure washing, you can clean debris, mould, dust, dirt, and build up that occurs over time, making your home look bright and new again. A 3000 PSI pressure washer is a great option for cleaning fibre cement cladding board.

While fibre cement is not a natural material, it has a plethora of benefits over renewable resources like wood.

For starters, fibre cement avoids the fossil fuel consumption involved in the production of vinyl cladding. On the other hand, because of its durability and long life, fibre cement is far less likely to end up in the landfills. It will remain in use for years to come.

Fibre cement cladding offers homeowners an attractive and extremely durable home siding.

It is one of the most durable and resistant cladding options for a home. Fibre cement cladding is resistant to insects, moisture, water, and heat. This makes cement fibre cladding a very attractive and robust alternative to traditional home exterior options.

In most cases, the fibre cement cladding comes pre-finished from the factory and thus doesn’t require finishing, staining, or painting by the homeowner.

Installing fibre cement cladding is easier than you might think and can be carried out as a DIY project.

• Sheath walls with foam or plywood
• Cover the sheathing using felt paper or breather membrane
• Mark the locations of studs using chalk lines
• Cut the cladding based on the length required
• Fibre cement cladding can be mechanically or adhesive installed
• Start with installing the outside and inside corners on the wall
• The cladding should be installed 6 inches or more above the house’s grade level with a 1-2 inch gap between horizontal surfaces like adjacent roofs, steps or decks
• Attach the wide strips of fibre cement cladding above the bottom of the first row to get a proper angle for the cladding
• Each row of cladding should overlap by 1 ¼ or more
• Pain the cladding as soon as you finish installation (no painting required if it is pre-finished from the factory)

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