Raise the Roof: Fiber Cement Roofing & Siding by Nichiha

Raise the Roof: Fiber Cement Roofing & Siding by Nichiha

Angie Cho
Sep 1, 2010

Roofing and siding materials aren't just wood or masonry anymore. These days, you can choose among aluminum, engineered wood, wood, masonry, stucco, and fiber cement. If you read Rachel's post on fiber cement, you're already familiar with all of its glory. It's durable, beautiful, eco-friendly and easier on your pocketbook than its original look-alike cousins.

Fiber cement is durable because it's resistant to rot, vermin and extreme weather. It's beautiful because it's a good copycat of original materials. And last but not least, fiber cement is made of recyclable materials. If all this sounds good to you, consider Nichiha.

Here's what Nichiha says:

"At Nichiha, our mission for over 50 years has been to utilize the natural resources entrusted, to us with the utmost environmental diligence and which maximizes recyclability, all in an effort to reduce our world wide impact on the environment; while maintaining the highest product performance standards."

With 800 products, finishes and colors, they offer every look that you can imagine. Sometimes it's challenging looking at a small swatch and imagining it on a whole building. Not to fear, their website has a good project gallery to fill in the blanks for you.

To find dealers and prices, go to Green Depot or Nichiha's dealer and installer locator.

We'd Love to Know:
What kind of roofing or siding materials would you use on your dream home?

(Image: Courtesy of Nichiha.)

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