Noun: Fiber cement siding is an exterior cladding for homes and commercial buildings, made from cement and with cellulose fibers.
Fiber cement siding is an exterior cladding for homes and commercial buildings. Made from cement and with cellulose fibers, it is available in planks, shingles, and flat boards. It comes pre-painted or pre-stained, and can be painted any desired color.
Fiber cement siding is heavy and fragile before installation, requiring two people to install it. Silica dust generated by cutting fiber cement can lead to silicosis and other lung diseases. Special equipment is required during installation to mitigate prolonged exposure.
Fiber cement is non-combustible and widely used in areas prone to wildfires.