Remodeling Tips and Reviews

Green Fiber Cement Siding Options

If your doing research about how to build a green home then siding is a concern. There are not a lot of reasonably priced options to choose from when it comes to green siding. But Certainteed has introduced a siding that qualifies under the LEED, NAHB programs and is ICC code approved.

Their fiber cement siding uses fly ash, which is a nasty byproduct of burning coal that is caught in the stacks of power plants. So they are taking an otherwise wasted byproduct and incorporating it into this siding. They are also incorporating wood fiber from managed forest as well as more than 30% pre consumer recycled materials. All of this combines to make a green siding that is well worth considering.

Comparing this to James Hardie siding is a no brainer. They only claim to have recycled content in their products and be commited to reducing landfill waste by half.