What are the main disadvantages of using concrete siding? What are the main disadvantages of using concrete siding?

As many home owners have recently done, you may be considering building a home with concrete siding. In weighing the pros and cons of using this type of siding, you should examine some of disadvantages you can expect.

Costs

When comparing cost per square foot of exterior sidings, concrete siding costs ($5,000 for each 1,250 square feet) are higher than with either vinyl or aluminum at $3,500 per square foot.

Weight

Cement siding is considerably heavier than alternative sidings, creating a need for a more secure concrete foundation.

Underlying Frames

Problems with underlying house frames cannot be covered by concrete siding, as can be covered by wood.

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