Concrete Fiber Siding
The concrete fiber siding is used as an alternative for building materials which are rigorously selected instead of the conventional building materials which are known to as for the new concrete house siding construction and renovation. These concrete fiber siding materials can be help in the reduction of potential sources of pollutants in storm water runoff by eliminating some of the compounds that can leach into runoff, and the concrete fiber siding can also be helpful by reducing the need for pesticide application and reducing the need for painting and other concrete house siding maintenance or by reducing the volume of water runoff.
The concrete fiber siding approach serves as another alternative building materials that are readily available for use as lumber for decking the concrete house siding and can also be used as a roofing materials, home siding, and paving for driveways which is attached with the concrete fiber siding decks and the sidewalks.
The suitable application of concrete fiber siding is appropriate and can be applicable in residential, commercial and industrial areas which dually planned for development or redevelopment with a good design of concrete fiber siding. One of the most common materials used for construction of concrete fiber siding, decks and other outdoor construction has traditionally been pressure treated concrete house siding d wood which is now being phased out. And the standard treatment of this concrete fiber siding is called CCA which simply stands for-chromate copper arsenate. The key ingredients concrete house siding are arsenic which kills termites, carpenter ants and other insects, copper which kills the fungi that cause wood to rot and chromium which reacts with the other ingredients to bind them to the wood. The amount of arsenic is far from trivial. A deck can just be of 8 feet by 10 feet contains more than 1 1/3 pounds of this highly potent poison.
The replacement of concrete fiber siding materials includes a new type of pressure treated wood, plastic and composite lumber and there are currently over 20 products in the market consisting of plastic or plastic-wood composites which are typically use for concrete fiber siding. The plastic lumber is made from 100% recycled plastic and polyethylene plastic milk jugs and soap bottles. Plastic-wood composites are a combination of plastic and wood fibers or sawdust and these kind of concrete fiber siding materials can withstand a long lasting exterior weather, insect, and chemical resistant wood lumber replacement for non structural applications which can be use for decks, docks, raised garden beds and planter boxes, pallets, hand railings, outdoor furniture, animal pens, boat decks, etc. The new pressure treated wood in concrete fiber siding uses a much safer recipe of ACQ which stands for ammoniacal copper quaternary and it contains no arsenic and no chromium elements. Yet the American wood preservers association has found it to be just as effective as the standard formula for concrete house siding. And the ACQ is also very common in Japan and Europe.
Lastly, the roofing of concrete fiber siding has under gone several studies and research which has indicated that metal used as the roofing material, flashing, or gutters can leach the metals into the environment. And the leaching occurs because rainfall is slightly acidic and slowly dissolved the exposed metals. Although, the common traditional applications include copper sheathing and galvanized (zinc) gutters which makes the coated metal products available for both roofing and gutter applications, and these products when you are about to use them you can eliminate contact of bare metal with rainfall and also by eliminating one source of metals in runoff. There are also roofing materials made of recycled rubber and plastic that resemble traditional materials.