• Why Celect is Better - PVC vs Fiber Cement - Hero

    Perfectly overmatched

  • Celect® vs. Fiber Cement

    When you compare Celect® Cellular Composite Siding by Royal® with fiber cement siding, our superiority is apparent on every level—from ease of installation, to lack of maintenance and degradation, to weatherability and superior energy efficiency.


    Fiber Cement





    • Follows dips and contours of wall
    • Unsightly seams with caulk lines
    • Visible nail heads
    • Patented interlocking joints** create seamless appearance and help to keep walls smooth and straight
    • Eliminates unsightly caulking
    • No gaps, buckling or wavy lines


    • Typically requires diamond blades for cutting
    • Heavy—200 pounds per 100 square feet
    • Produces crystalline silica dust
    • Due to moisture absorption, requires 6”-8” minimum ground clearance
    • Panel width can vary course by course
    • Requires flashing joints or treating end-cuts
    • May require initial painting or comes in a limited color palette
    • No need for special equipment: boards and trim can be easily machined with standard woodworking tools
    • Superior strength-to-weight ratio means easy loading onto scaffolding
    • Low-VOC product emits no harmful particles or workplace hazards
    • Can be installed to grade
    • Interlocking joints make Celect easier and faster to install
    • Requires no caulking
    • Gravity lock feature keeps individual courses straight and helps reduce installation time


    • Depending on climate or location, may require repainting (typically carries a 15-year warranty)
    • Wood trim requires maintenance
    • Chips and scratches must be filled
    • Requires ongoing caulking
    • May require mold and mildew treatment
    • Estimated $14,000* in maintenance costs over 30-year home ownership period


    * Based on a typical estimated cost of $7,000 every 15 years for repainting 3,000 equare feet of siding


    • 25-year warranty on coating, and any nicks or scratches can be easily touched up with paint
    • Kynar Aquatec® coating staves off rain, dust, heat, wind and even pollution
    • Celect’s highly impact-resistant finish can handle heat, cold and errant baseballs better than anything
    • Instead of butting against itself, Celect siding locks together perfectly, so there's no need to fill in the gaps
    • Any dirt, mold or mildew can be readily cleaned away with a quick spray of a garden hose
    • Provides substantially lower expected maintenance cost over the life of the home


    ** Patent No: US 8,402,707 B2 (2013)
         Patent No: US 8,596,000 (2013)