The “Cottages” at Newport Cove, the neighborhood of maintenance-free-exterior homes that is part of the Newport Cove waterfront development on the Chain O’ Lakes, come standard with fiber cement siding. It’s a product builder New American Homes has been using for several years and highly recommends.

Although fiber cement siding has the look of traditional wood siding, it is more durable than wood, vinyl or aluminum siding. It doesn’t warp, buckle or fade and has a Class 1-A fire rating. It withstands ultraviolet rays and does not rot. Birds and insects do not penetrate it (much to the dismay of the local woodpeckers and carpenter ants). Hail does not dent it, unlike aluminum siding. And, unlike vinyl siding, concrete fiber siding does not become brittle in cold weather or melt when near a barbeque grill. Moreover, it is a renewable, sustainable “green” product.

The product comes in a variety of textures, profiles and colors. Typically it carries a multi-decade warranty and its factory-applied paint lasts 15 years or more.

At Newport Cove we use the fiber concrete lap siding, board-and batten siding and shingles to create our coastal-style look. It’s one more way we build homes that are easy to live in, easy to maintain and give owners more time to enjoy their waterfront lifestyle.

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