Score the best fiber cement prices

Score the best fiber cement prices

It's hard to go wrong if you're choosing fiber cement siding as the new exterior cladding for your home--the material is low maintenance, insect- and fire-resistant, and you normally don't have to worry about moisture damage. Unfortunately, it does have one little drawback--it can be a bit more costly than some other siding products on the market. However, if you spend a little time shopping around and aren't set on a particular brand, style, or color, you may be amazed at how competitive distributors' pricing can be.

3 tips for finding lower fiber cement prices

It's no secret that the construction industry has been enduring a downturn the past several years, and it's affecting all parts of the business--many builders and vendors have schedules that are less than full. One of the results of the slowdown is that many manufacturers have reduced production and distributors are carrying less inventory on their shelves. This is true for just about all building materials. Try these suggestions when looking for a good deal on fiber cement siding prices:

  1. Inventory. You are just about always going to get a better deal on the styles and colors the distributor has in stock rather than those they have to order from the manufacturer.
  2. Manufacturer. Most homeowners and builders think of James Hardie and CertainTeed when purchasing fiber cement product. Those are excellent companies, but take the time to examine offerings from other manufacturers with very good products such as Cemboard, Maxitile, and Nichiha. Become aware of any promotional pricing in effect at the time of your product search.
  3. Shipping. Fiber cement siding can be very heavy--especially when ordering numerous squares. If you can avoid having your siding shipped to your home and perhaps even consider picking it up yourself, you may save quite a bit of money.

Just about everyone could use a good deal these days--these tips may help you find one on your fiber cement prices.

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