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The Benefits of Choosing Fiber Cement Siding for Your St. Paul Area Home

HardiePanel®  - photo courtesy jameshardie.com

HardiePanel® photo – jameshardie.com

With winter coming to an end, here in the St. Paul area many homeowners are getting out their spring ‘to do’ list for exterior maintenance and repairs.  A lot of times when you’re thinking about doing home repairs and renovations, you may not think to start in the winter, but it does make a good time to plan what you’d like to do when the weather warms up.

One of the most cost-effective things a homeowner can do is to make quality home improvements that save time and energy and also add to the value of the home.  By renovating your home with energy-efficient and low-maintenance materials, you’re able to get a return on your investment of close to half of the costs of your improvement (and with some specific projects, even more). Upgrading or even fully replacing the siding on your home with a higher quality material is able to increase this return amount even more – in some cases as much as 80%.


Choosing to Install Fiber Cement Siding in St. Paul MN

One of the best places to start is by choosing to go with fiber cement siding over other traditional siding options. New siding is able to return an average over 70% of the investment. If you’re thinking of big renovations, the first one you should be thinking about is replacing the siding on your home to a newer, higher-end fiber cement siding option such as the various product lines available from The James Hardie Company.

Fiber cement siding is a mixture of cement, sand and cellulose that mock a lot of qualities that you’d find in wood. It is durable and flexible. It does not, however have the same moisture damage that wood goes through. It has a higher resistance to moisture that it comes in contact with. There are also less maintenance requirements that come with fiber cement. Considering a highly experienced Minneapolis siding contractor such as Window Outfitters for the installation job should also be done.


Energy Savings with Fiber Cement

You will be able to see savings in your energy bills with fiber cement siding – you can get up to 30% savings each year. So when you’re thinking of all the energy benefits, the return on investment rates, and the low maintenance that it requires, it seems like a good deal. It is able to protect your home more than other siding options that are out there since it is strong and durable.

Installing fiber cement siding isn’t recommended as a DIY project.  Fiber cement needs to be installed according to specifications by the manufacturer, so you you will need a siding contractor who’s qualified to install James Hardie or other fiber cement siding to do the work for you. window Outfitters is proud to be a Hardie preferred contractor; that’s why we are able to bring you James Hardie siding at an affordable price with quality installation. We ensure that you’re happy with the finished look and that the siding is installed the correct way the first time so there is nothing to worry about. Call us at 651-209-1001 to get further information regarding having James Hardie fiber cement siding installed on your St. Paul home.


Window Outfitters is a premier Window Replacement, doors, siding contractor and installer. As Contractor in the St Paul, Minneapolis, (Twin Cities) Minnesota (MN) metro, we proudly serve, but are not limited to, the following areas: Minneapolis Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows, Replacement Window Contractors Minnesota, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage, Bloomington, Edina, Richfield, Eagan, St Paul, Hastings, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Farmington MN, Chaska, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Victoria, Mendota Heights Anderson Windows Minneapolis, Marvin Windows Minneapolis.