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  • Termite-Resistant Composite Fencing From Lifetime Lumber

    Lifetime Lumber. The company now offers privacy fencing and pergolas made with its composite lumber, which provides the look of wood but is resistant to rot, moisture, and termites. The material is crafted using SCS-certified 60% recycled content in the form of fly ash. Privacy fencing comes in...

  • 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.