Every type of siding has its pros and cons. Fiber cement siding is no exception. While this variety is known for its ability to withstand high temperatures and salty air, it’s not without its disadvantages. Luckily, common fiber cement siding problems are quite fixable via simple DIY solutions.
Gaps may form between the planks. This is usually because the siding was too moist during installation. If the gap is less than 1/18-inch wide, you may be able to mask the gap by painting over the caulking using the same color as the rest of the siding. For wider gaps, however, you’ll need to bring in a professional to readjust the siding.
Fiber cement siding isn’t resistant to physical impact and can crack if struck. Cracks often occur when the siding is installed in a recently built home. This is because the house has not completely settled yet on its foundation. Instead of replacing the panel entirely, most cracks can be repaired using a fiber cement patch, available in most hardware shops. Apply the putty over the crack and smooth it out using a dull knife.
Too much exposure to moisture can cause the laminate surface to wear out. This subsequently causes the paint to peel away. Prevent this by minimizing water exposure from sprinklers, gutters, and garden hoses. If the surface does get wet, dry it right away with a towel.
We Solve Fiber Cement Siding Problems
Exteriors Unlimited can make small repairs to the problems mentioned or replace the siding altogether. We install siding according to procedure to ensure these issues don’t creep up in the first place. We also do window replacements; you can view our gallery of work to see why we’re among Spokane’s trusted exterior home renovators. We’re no stranger to fiber cement siding problems; it’s an issue well within our expertise.
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