Almost 20 years ago we began producing a precast concrete siding, DURASKIRT™, for skirting mobile homes. Through the years the technology has been dramatically improved with its production capability. Not only is DURASKIRT™ a viable skirting product but is used as an exterior concrete board for commercial structures for protecting insulation.
What is precast concrete siding?
DURASKIRT™ precast concrete siding for exterior use and dirt fill.
Precast concrete siding is a concrete cladding for covering the external parts of any structure. Moreover, the chemistry of today’s concrete makes for a long-lasting desirable siding worth the initial expenditure. Although costly, the ROI over time makes concrete siding the least expensive siding on the market today.
What are the benefits using concrete siding?
The obvious benefits to using concrete siding are durability, longevity and cost over time versus other products. Understandably, concrete consists of one of the oldest materials known to man. Additionally, concretes’ durability has been proven through centuries of use. Imagine the cost of replacing siding twice in the life of a building rather than simply installing concrete siding once.
Is there labor savings over other products?
Initially there usually is no difference in labor costs associated with other siding products. The main difference is you only must install concrete siding once in a life of a building. Of course, this results in a tremendous labor savings and product savings.
Are their differences in the concrete mixture vs foundation concrete?
Yes. Concrete used in foundation mixtures usually consist of stock aggregate sizes, cement and water. Precast concrete siding utilizes specially designed aggregate sizes and the addition of several distinct chemicals to enhance the plasticity, freeze thawing and shrink resistance. Other chemicals can add resistance to growing moss or ivy.
Why are there so few choices available for concrete siding?
Today there is practically nowhere you can go without seeing concrete. Due to its practicality, concrete has begun its likely journey into our homes as counters and siding. Although for centuries, concrete has been in use in terrazzo floors and terrazzo tiles. Thus, DURASKIRT™ precast concrete siding was invented in 2000 proving itself for almost twenty years that it’s a viable product.
— 4 Reasons Why Concrete Board Skirting Is the Right Choice
There is plenty of mobile home skirting options out there, but if you want to do what’s best for your home and your family, you’ve got to opt for concrete.
Remember DURASKIRT™ when you are looking for a skirting product that is durable and real made of real high-strength concrete.
1) It can go toe-to-toe with Mother Nature
Whether you live in a place where the temperature routinely goes over 100°, you live in a place that’s always rainy, or you live in a place where even polar bears would shiver during the winter months, concrete mobile home skirting can deal with it. That’s a big difference from wood, which can rot after a summer’s worth of thunderstorms.
It’s also a big difference from metal skirting, which can rust in high humidity. And, it’s a big difference from vinyl skirting, which can tear off in high winds or get brittle in cold temperatures.
If you don’t want to replace your skirting every few years, you’ve got to go with a material that’s able to withstand anything that Mother Nature throws at it. Concrete board skirting is the only material that can handle everything!
2) It can lend your utility bills a helping hand
The crawl space underneath your mobile home can be murder on your utility bills. After all, it gives the outside air a place to swirl around — and, thus, affect the temperature inside your home. It also gives your climate-controlled indoor air a place to escape.
But when you’ve got concrete board mobile home skirting, these problems disappear. That’s because the skirting is tough enough to keep even the coldest, most blustery of winds from sneaking under your home. And, it will keep any heat that escapes from your home underneath it, where it can still help keep you warm and toasty.
You won’t just see a big difference in the winter, though. Once summertime comes calling, your concrete mobile home skirting will prevent your home’s air conditioned air from escaping, and it will keep the hot outside air from making its way into your crawl space.
3) It keeps all of those pesky critters out
No matter where you live, there is a family of raccoons, rats, snakes, or insects that would love to move into your crawl space! If you’d like to keep the underside of your home critter-free, you’ve got to opt for concrete mobile home skirting. It’s so tough that even the most determined of critters won’t be able to eat their way through it.
Let’s face it — having a mobile home that’s simply propped up with blocks doesn’t offer much of a “homey” feel. It makes your home look like it can be loaded onto a truck and driven away at a moment’s notice.
But once you install some concrete board skirting for mobile homes, that “temporary” look will disappear. You’ll have a home that looks like it has a traditional concrete foundation — making it the perfect place to set down roots!
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