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Fiber Cement Siding vs. Celect Siding

It’s hard to even know where to start when talking about siding these days. There are loads of materials available today, each offering unique advantages in aesthetics, maintenance, and durability. But today, the experts at APCO are going to single out two of the biggest, most impactful siding options around: Fiber-Cement siding and Celect.

Which is better? Which should you choose for your siding replacement project in Columbus? Answers to this and more coming right up by way of our siding experts!

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Fiber-Cement vs. Celect Siding

This is actually a surprisingly big topic at the moment. Why? Because fiber-cement is exceptionally good as a siding material and hasn’t really been around for very long. And yet, it already has a strong contender in Celect siding. Both offer huge benefits over other siding types and are some of the most cost-effective and long-lived siding options around. So which is best for your needs? Well, it sort of depends.

What Are the Advantages of Fiber-Cement?

Fiber-cement siding hit the market less than thirty years ago. It uses wood pulp and cement in-tandem to create a durable, cost-effective siding material that can mimic both wood and stone siding. We very much recommend using fiber-cement here at APCO, as it provides:

  • Durability
  • Minimal maintenance
  • A long lifespan
  • Great resistance to the elements
  • Rot resistance
  • Versatility in appearance options

Sounds pretty great, right? Well, we thought so, too. Until Celect came along, that is…

What’s Worth Knowing About Celect Siding?

Celect® Cellular Composite Siding by Royal® is new even when compared to fiber-cement siding. But it has made an absolutely huge impact on the siding industry. It’s strong, it’s gorgeous, and it not only mimics wood, it is quite near indistinguishable. APCO is more than proud to provide Celect as a siding option, because it provides:

  • Durability
  • Virtually no maintenance
  • Immune to conventional rotting
  • An excellent warranty
  • Excellent element and impact resistance
  • A gorgeous variety of design and appearance options

You may notice they’re kind of similar in benefits, but our wording was just a bit different. Comparatively, Celect requires nearly zero maintenance, while fiber-cement requires occasional recaulking. This is because Celect uses a patent-pending interlocking design, instead of essentially being glued together. Celect also features a better warranty (25 years, as opposed to fiber-cement’s standard 15). We also noted that Celect is virtually completely rot-immune-a byproduct of its actual material type.

The Final Question: Which Is the Right Choice?

So, what would the experts at APCO recommend? Honestly, if you’re looking for the visual appeal of wood, but for more benefits by a mile, choose Celect. It’s honestly just better and there’s really no way to dispute that. It doesn’t fade, it doesn’t rot, you don’t ever need to re caulk or paint. It’s just hands-down the best option for wood-like siding without any of the drawbacks!

Choosing APCO for Your Siding Installation

APCO was founded over 50 years ago and has been a leading exterior contractor in the Columbus area ever since. We offer premier siding replacement, installation, and repair services for any size or type of home. With decades of siding installation experience, our work shines when it comes to the finer details of each project. Over the years, APCO has perfected the siding installation process down to the smallest of details. We know what separates an average job from a great looking project that will make both APCO and our customers proud.

APCO offers high quality siding installation and repair throughout the following cities and their surrounding areas: Bexley, Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, Grove City, Lewis Center, Pickerington, Powell, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, and Westerville.

Ready to get started? Simply call us at the number at the top of this page, or contact us online, to get the conversation started.

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