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  • FSC-Certified Hardwood Decking From EARTHSOURCE

    EARTHSOURCE. FSC-certified machiche tropical hardwood decking comes in 2-foot-by-2-foot solid squares for installation on flat surfaces or in 5/4-by-6-inch planks. The open-pored, dense hardwood comes in colors ranging from yellow/tan to medium brown reds and dark reds; over time, lighter spots...

  • Recycled-Content Decking From A.E.R.T.

    A.E.R.T. MoistureShield composite decking is made from 90% recycled materials, including pre-consumer kiln-dried oak mill waste, waste pallets, and construction debris. The plastics in the product include low- and high-density polyethylene from recycled milk jugs, grocery bags, detergent bottles...

  • Lightweight Manufactured Stone From Eldorado

    Eldorado Stone. Made with cement with lightweight aggregates, the company’s manufactured stone is lighter weight and lower cost than natural stone and has a lower waste factor. Color is provided by natural iron oxides. Some of the products contain recycled content in the form of fly ash. They have...

  • Fiber-Cement Shingles From James Hardie

    James Hardie. The re-engineered HardieShingle fiber-cement siding line offers an authentic-looking wood-grain appearance in a straight-edge panel, a staggered-edge panel, and individual shingles in five widths. The siding is available primed or with ColorPlus pre-finishing. Under the companys...

  • Permeable Pavers From Boral Bricks

    Boral Bricks. These 4-inch-by-8-inch permeable clay pavers are available in standard and super permeable profiles. The standard pavers have 1/4-inch-wide joints for an 8% void area. Incorporating six notches around their edges, the super permeable pavers have a 12% void area for more rapid...

  • Decay-Resistant Cedar Siding From Western Red Cedar Lumber Association

    Western Red Cedar Lumber Association. Available in a range of patterns and grades, Western red cedar is naturally resistant to decay and insects and can be left untreated for a natural patina or painted or stained. Wood from SFI-, FSC-, and CSA-certified forests can be specified. The product is...

  • Recycled-Content Siding From CertainTeed

    CertainTeed. The companys CedarBoards D6 insulated vinyl siding is made with 60% recycled content that includes post-consumer vinyl siding. The foam backing boosts a walls R-value, enabling an Energy Star rating for the panels, and provides rigidity and impact resistance. The TrueTexture rough...

  • Engineered Wood Siding From Collins

    Collins. TruWood engineered wood siding comes in a range of styles, including 1/2-inch Cottage Lap, 1/2-inch panel, and 1/2-inch cedar shake lap. The product is SCS certified for a minimum of 25% recycled content and is available FSC certified. It is designed to eliminate splitting, cracking, and...

  • Building Science: Advanced Rainscreens

    New research, code requirements, and material assemblies are driving strategic changes rainscreens.

  • Product Review: Exterior Cladding

    When it comes to selecting siding, there are lots of options--and no silver bullet. Here's what attributes to look for.