Concete Siding Manufacturers
USA: Concrete Siding Manufacturers
ABOUT CONCRETE SIDING
Concrete siding is normally made from fiber cement - comprising sand, cement and cellulose fibers. Because fiber cement siding does not have good resistance to thermal or sound transmission, additional wall insulation is advised. Fiber cement concrete 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 in size. Concrete siding is available with surfaces that produce a sawn wood look, including grain and knots. When supplied in basic condition, concrete siding needs painting on site.
Alternatively it can be primed and sealed in the factory, such that only the final top coats need to be applied on site. It can also be supplied from the factory completely finished, in a wide variety of colors. The siding can be arranged to produce a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal board look. Additional trim and soffit items, to give traditional details, are also available.
LEADING USA CONCRETE SIDING MANUFACTURERS
The following leading concrete siding manufacturers, selected by Abacus Construction Index, have comprehensive websites with details of materials, colors, and sizes.
Novabrik. Founded in 1999, Novabrik is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It makes siding out of concrete with a brick look, in the form of a self-ventilated masonry veneer. Novabrik is a patented mortarless brick-look siding system using high strength concrete bricks which overlap and interlock to create a strong, water resistant brick-look veneer. Novabrik siding can be fixed to wood studs, steel studs, or concrete surfaces. The bricks hang on the wall, so no brick ledge or steel support is needed below the brick siding.
James Hardie. James Hardie, headquartered in Mission Viejo, California, is a large manufacturer of concrete based siding. Its HardiePlank siding is used in millions of homes across the United States. James Hardie siding has a surface with a wood grain look; it may be fixed horizontally, vertically, or as shingles. James Hardie siding is available in a wide variety of looks and textures, which are typically treated in the factory with sealer and primer. The basic siding does require painting, but as an option ColorPlus finish can be chosen in twenty six colors.
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