Fiber-Cement Siding

JLC Field Guide: Fiber-Cement Siding

Fiber-cement siding is dimensionally stable, holds paint well and, unlike wood and wood-composites, won’t cup, shrink, or swell.

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Fiber-Cement Siding Featured Articles

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Installing Fiber-Cement Siding

Fiber-cement siding is no fun to cut and handle, but its price and durability make... More

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Installing Effective Rainscreens

Simple, low-tech systems that can work for any type of siding More

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Getting Kickout Flashings Right

Leaks are a liability. It's so much easier and less expensive to invest in $15... More

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Trouble-shooting Common Fiber-cement Siding Errors

To avoid installation errors that will cause a fiber-cement siding job to fail,... More

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Fiber-Cement Siding Instruction

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Working With Fiber-Cement Shingle Panels

Cladding a three-story house with fiber-cement shingle panels when there are... More

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The Case of the Sobbing Siding

On a callback for a siding leak, a building inspector discovers that his roof... More

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Do Fiber-Cement Butt Joints Have to Be Caulked?

Q: The clients on an upcoming project are interested in installing fiber-cement... More

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Q&A: Caulking Siding — or Not?

Q. When installing cedar clapboard, should gaps between the siding and trim be caulked? More

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Q&A: Ventilating a Rain Screen

Q: I plan to install clapboard siding using the rain screen method. The siding will be fastened to 3/4-inch vertical battens, nailed over each stud. At the top, I plan to ventilate the rain screen into the soffit area. What is the best detail to ventilate More

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