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Cement Siding Manufacturers

Cement Siding Manufacturers

Cement siding is a most interesting product. It has been around for over 100 years, very much like cork flooring. It gained widespread acceptance as many row houses used it to resist "frost, fire & ants." Those claims are so true! I know of 15 houses within three miles that have it on the sides and roofs of the houses. What is mind-boggling is that the material has been in place since 1910 or so! The houses that have it as siding show no signs of blistering or peeling. If this isn't a reason for you to check out all the manufacturers listed below, then I don't know what is!

Based upon research materials sent to me just before writing this bulletin, one of the manufacturers clearly leads the pack in volume. That company is the James Hardie Building Products Company. Their U.S. capacity is approximately 900 million square feet of siding per year. Now mind you I didn't say that bigger is necessarily the best. That kind of production allows them to service demand.

I urge you to research all of the companies listed below. You will (hopefully!) find just what you are looking for. There is a very good chance that you will be able to readily obtain the product through a local lumber yard. Don't count on any of the home center stores... I doubt that they would stock or order it in. However, if you find that I am wrong on this point, don't hesitate to contact me.

  • Cemplank
  • CertainTeed
  • James Hardie Building Products

  • MaxiTile

  • Nichiha

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