Fiber Cement Siding
USA: Fiber Cement Siding Manufacturers
ABOUT FIBER CEMENT SIDING
Fiber cement siding is made from fiber cement - a mixture of sand, cement and cellulose fibers. Because fiber cement siding does not have high resistance to thermal or sound transmission, separate wall insulation is advised. Fiber cement siding varies in thickness from one quarter inch to three quarters of an inch, and sheet sizes are typically up to two feet by four feet.
Fiber cement siding is available with surfaces that produce a sawn wood look, having grain and knots. When supplied in basic form, fiber cement siding needs painting on site. Alternatively it can be sealed and primed in the factory, so that only the topcoats need to be painted on site. Fiber cement siding can also be supplied completely finished, with a wide range of colors having been factory painted.
Fiber cement siding can be fixed to produce horizontal, vertical, or diagonal board arrangements. Appropriate soffit and trim pieces, to finish fiber cement siding details, are also supplied.
LEADING FIBER CEMENT SIDING MANUFACTURERS
CertainTeed: fiber cement siding. Certainteed, based in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, is a leading supplier of cement siding. Its cement siding takes the form of panels which give the look of horizontal or vertical wood siding, or shingles. CertainTeed cement siding is supplied in basic form, ready to paint, pre-finished, or with stain finish. Pre-finished products are made in sixteen colors ranging from white through sand colors, to dark brown. Six varying stains colors are available for cement siding. Cetainteed also manufactures cement fiber roofing, fencing, and trim.
MaxiTile: fiber cement siding. MaxiTile, headquartered in Carson, California, is a leading supplier of fiber cement building products, including cement siding. MaxiTile has been making cement board siding since 1986. It cement siding products have a fifty year limited materials warranty. MaxiTile siding products include: MaxiPlank, MaxiPanel, MaxiShingle, MaxiSoffit, MaxiTrim, and MultiShake. MaxiTile advises customers to use factory primed siding planks and panels, with two topcoats being painted on site. As well as for exteriors, MaxiPanel cement siding can be used for kitchens and bathrooms.
James Hardie: fiber cement siding. James Hardie, based in Mission Viejo, California, is the leading manufacturer of cement siding. Its widely used HardiePlank cement board lap siding is used in millions of homes across the United States. James Hardie cement siding has a surface with a wood grain look; it may be laid horizontally, vertically, or as shingles. James Hardie cement siding is available in a wide range of looks and textures, which are normally factory treated with sealer and primer. The basic cement siding does require painting, but as an option a ColorPlus finish can be chosen in 26 colors.
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