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Cement Fiberboard Siding

Cement fiberboard is used for interior cladding as well as exterior cladding. It is made from wood-length fiber, concrete, and silicon sand, manufactured under a high-vapor process. Dense fiber panels resemble stone or concrete surfaces.



Conventionally, they have been used as underlayment of facades. Today, they are used as exposed or finished panels. Cement Fiberboard siding in commonly used in:

  • Wall Partitions
  • Kitchen Cabinets
  • External cladding
  • Wardrobes and shelves
  • Millwork

It is also used for replacing or repairing old asbestos siding shingles.

Advantages :

  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Easy to install
  • Fire Resistant
  • Resistant to humid and moist environments.
  • Cost-effective compared to wood and stone

Material Properties

Thicker/Dense Fiber cement boards have excellent thermal resistance compared to thinner fiber cement boards.

  • Strong and Resistant to fire
  • Resistant to insects and decay
  • Tough to cut cement boards on site.
  • Receive stains and paints well
  • Resist peeling or chipping


  • Cement
  • Water
  • Fly-ash
  • Wood pulp


Colors :

They are available in range of standard sizes, surface patterns and colors. Wide range of colors such as Brown, Beige/Tan, Blue, Brown, Grey, Green, Primed, Red, White are easily accessible. Custom colors are obtained by staining or by adding pigment to the cement during manufacture.

Formats and Sizes:

Fiber cement boards are available as sheet goods.

  • Sheet goods : 4’x8′ and 5/16″thick.(Standard sizes)
  • Shingles
  • Panels

Profiles and shapes:

Cement fiberboards are available in various profiles such as:

  • Lap
  • Grooved
  • Half-round
  • No-groove
  • Staggered edge
  • Straight edge
  • Stucco surface

Textures :

Pre-primed : These shingles/panels are pre-primed and are available readily to be painted with the existing wall color. Available as flat white primed surface.

  • Cedar texture
  • Combed texture
  • Smooth
  • Stucco look
  • Striated surface
  • Extra-thick Thatched Surface
  • Wavy-edge
  • Wood grain surface

Installation Methods :

Mechanically attached with screws as sheets or as plank siding.

Fiber cement board corner detail Image source : urbanhomeindy.wordpress.com

Sustainable Considerations

They do not contain asbestos fiber. Cutting of cement boards produces fine dust, therefore, care is to be taken to wear protective equipment.

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