Precast Concrete Siding for 2020 and Beyond
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?
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.
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