Fiber Cement Siding Reviews From The Pros

Allura's Fiber Cement Siding is durable, versatile, and the #1 choice for many professionals around the country. However, we don't want you to take our word for it, so we asked professionals from around the country: “What are the advantages and benefits of using fiber cement siding for homeowners?” Below are their responses.

Fiber cement siding adds tremendous value to new homes. You can have almost any look you want with fiber cement siding, without many of the limitations of real wood. Allura’s stained fiber cement siding provides the beauty and appearance of natural-toned wood or weathered wood siding without the typical maintenance cycle of re-staining every 3 years. In addition, real cedar, cypress, and redwood often come in random lengths, are more expensive, and are subject to frequent shortages.

You can have custom finishes factory applied if you want a weathered gray or barn-board look, and if you decide that you want something different down the road (unlike vinyl siding), you can paint it to change the color to whatever color you choose. Allura Fiber Cement Siding offers many beautiful colors and finish options and adds true value to your dream home!

Jonathan Myers
Legary Pre-Finishing

There are many benefits to using Fiber Cement Siding on your home. First, residing with Fiber Cement is the #1 Return on Investment for all home renovations. There are many styles (lap, shingles, board & batten, panel, soffit) available, which can help you in turning your house into your dream home. The color is backed by an industry leading 30 year paint warranty, while the product has a 50 year warranty. If you are looking for a durable, beautiful product, then Fiber Cement is the best choice for you, with Allura leading the pack!

Stefan Dahlen, GM    
Siding Vancouver

We use Allura's Fiber Cement Siding for all of our exterior fiber cement siding projects. Fiber Cement is strong, durable, and can be repaired very easily. Our clients always pleasantly surprised that you can get Fiber Cement in many colors, design styles, and types.

For us our company it can be hard to not only fulfill green building recommendations, but also doing so under the guise of historical building and city permit codes. Fiber cement accomplishes both as evidenced by Allura siding being eligible for certain LEED credits. In addition, cities such as Rhinebeck and LaGrange in New York State have approved fiber cement siding for use in their historical district with many other cities following suit.

John Anderson    
Severe Weather Roofing & Restoration


Fiber cement siding is a composite material made of sand, cement, and cellulose fibers. While the actual composition of the siding varies by manufacturer, the goal is the same – to provide a durable, low-maintenance siding product with the natural, attractive look of wood. Fiber Cement siding is far more durable than wood or composition (pressboard or hardboard) siding.

Below are the main advantages & benefits of Fiber Cement Siding we've discovered:

1. It's impervious to termites and other wood boring insects.

2. Won't warp or rot.

3. It stands up to freeze cycles well.

4. It's non-combustible.

5. Resistant to negative effects of salt spray and UV rays.

6. Manufacturers offer superior material defect warranties, with some lasting up to 50 years.

Heather Heydet    


Fiber cement siding is a great choice for the outside of your home for several reasons. It is durable, does not rot, is not attacked by insects, and does not off-gas as much as vinyl siding does. It holds up to hail, wind, snow and ice extremely well.

Barry Reiter

President Reiter Roofing inc.

From the perspective of the average homeowner, some of the great advantages of cement fiberboard are it's zero fire rating (will not ignite), uniformity, availability in high quality pre-finished colors (including custom colors), and durability. The keys to a great siding end-product are not only a dynamite siding, but also a highly qualified installation team, to ensure that the manufacturer's requirements AND building code are met. This combination will lead to a lasting high quality finish on any home in any environment.

Alex Muendel    
Muendel Carpentry & Finishes

Allura’s Fiber Cement Siding is a fantastic product for the working-class homeowner or any homeowner for that matter. Fiber cement siding has several advantages which is why we recommend it to all our customers. It’s durability and low maintenance is practical. Along with its durability, it’s also is non-combustible and has a high resistance weather damage leaving a clean finished look for a long time! It is the perfect way to add curb appeal to any house. With twenty-two  premium color options provided by a partnership with PPG, you can add class and value to your home at a very reasonable price. Allura’s Fiber Cement Siding is the perfect option for a new construction or a remodel.

Daniel Beachy