Maxitile Siding is a brand of fiber cement that many homeowners are considering as a viable substitute to traditional vinyl siding. MAXITITLE has the warm look of natural wood, without the potential downsides and higher maintenance requirements. Discover whether this home cladding is worth a closer look.
Basics Of MAXITILE Siding
Similar to James Hardie, Maxitile products are all branded with the “Maxi” label – so, for instance, the siding is called MaxiSiding. It is made up of sand, cement, cellulose fibers and water which is then processed into the material and boards. The company was started in the mid 80s in California, although they recently moved to Texas for a better base of operations. The company’s stated goal is to produce a high quality fiber cement product that looks and works as well or better than their competition.
MAXITILE Siding Prices
Low To Mid Price Range: $4.00 – $5.00 psf
Homeowners will spend something in the neighborhood of $400 to $500 per square installed.
Mid To High End Range Pricing: $5.00 – $6.00 psf
Homeowners will spend something in the neighborhood of $500 to $600 per square installed.
According to A.S. Means data, this product costs 37% less than cedar, 75% less than stone and 25% less than wood.
Advantages Of MAXITILE Siding
Warm, Natural Look
MAXITITLE has the warm look of natural wood without the imperfections that are found in wood grains. This is understandable because each board is manufactured to look identical. This produces a consistent color rich look that many homeowners are looking for. The company currently produces boards that can either have a smooth grain look or a stucco grain.
Stands Up To The Elements
Unlike wood, it will not rot or warp and is resistant to fungus and harsh weather conditions. It is also fire resistant and will not melt or burn. This increased durability means it will last longer than board siding and will look better for a longer period of time. (This is according to the manufacturer.)
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Can Be Brittle
According to some installers who have worked with the material, it tend to be a bit more brittle than HardiePlank. This could be due to the overall thinness of the material, which is even thinner than James Hardie siding.