Why choose SmartSide over Fiber Cement Board?
chooses SmartSide panels over fiber cement panels for the following
SmartSide has ship-lapped seams that easily seal to keep the building
dry. Fiber cement panels have a butt joint which requires caulking the
joint. This caulk tends to fail over time.
Fiber cement panels are brittle with a tendency to break. This
breakage shows up around the nails and screws used in construction
leading to moisture running inside the panels after rains. (NOTE: Since
lap siding can be fastened with hidden nails, we offer that product as a
lap siding option.)
summary, SmartSide panels are strong, but not brittle, and ship-lapped
for water-tight sealing. Additionally, the 50 year warranty
matches the best in the industry.
more information on the brittleness of fiber cement siding see the video