When it comes to siding options, fiber cement is one of the most popular. Not only is it extremely durable, but it is also cost effective and can add a lot of curb appeal. Specifically, fiber cement is made of a composite material that is stronger and longer-lasting than other types of siding, such as aluminum and vinyl. Still, that doesn't mean it's 100% maintenance-free. There are still some simple care and maintenance steps you'll need to follow with your cement siding.