An Allura & Fiber Cement Siding Introduction

Are you considering replacing your commercial or home siding with a durable, attractive, low-cost siding product installed by an expert siding installation contractor?

Here, we will reveal the history of fiber cement siding and introduce a small and somewhat new siding manufacturer that you may not recognize. Does the name Allura ring a bell?

In a later article, we will offer a complete guide to installing Allura siding. For now, let us further explore Allura as a company.

A Brief History of Fiber Cement Siding 

Fiber cement was invented in the late 1800s by Austrian Ludwig Hatschek. Initially, fiber cement was created by combining cement with a small percentage of Asbestos. At the time, companies thought Asbestos was needed to improve bonding and reinforcement. 

Eventually, manufacturers removed Asbestos due to its intrinsic health hazards. 20th-century builders widely used fiber cement during the last century for various homes and commercial projects, primarily due to its affordability, fire and moisture resistance, and lighter weight by comparison.

Now, with Asbestos removed, fiber cement is safer for occupants in the long term. Today’s fiber cement primarily contains cement, sand, water, and cellulose fibers.

Allura Siding Options and Advantages

Allura is one of the newer fiber cement siding options! Siding installers are compelled to use Allura mainly due to the guarantee, quality of products, numerous options, and unmatched customer service. 


Allura provides a complete product line that you can trust! Their products span the full gamut of siding options, from siding to panels, soffit to shingles, backer boards, trim, and more. Peace of mind and convenience make Allura a great choice for your home siding installation project.

Consider and Compare Allura Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding and LP are very versatile because of their aesthetic appeal. They cost less than brick, synthetic stucco, and most wood siding.

The average life of vinyl siding is approximately 25 years. Vinyl siding, made from plastic (a petroleum-based product) becomes bridle and oxidizes over time. Consequently, once vinyl fails, it almost always demands complete replacement. When considering longevity, fiber cement lasts longer than vinyl siding and is more versatile.

In short, for versatility, durability, and price, nothing currently compares to fiber cement. 

Durability & Reasons to Purchase Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement lasts long when installed properly, but more regarding Allura installation will be discussed in another article. Perhaps even more remarkable is its ability to closely emulate traditional wood siding, sporting a natural-grained feel without demanding the care that standard wood requires.

Did you know that fiber cement is heat and weather-resistant? Unlike classic wood, fiber cement does not warp or rot, nor will it expand or contract at the rate of conventional wood fibers. Lastly, fiber cement provides a relatively simple and cost-effective installation process.

Our Allura installation guide thoroughly covers the installation process of Allura siding – a guide that siding contractors and homeowners will not want to miss. Of course, knowing the process and physically carrying it out are two distinctly different things.

Maybe you should let the expert siding installers of A Touch of Color get the job done promptly and professionally!

Contact us to schedule your free, no-obligation quote today!

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