Fiber-cement cladding, or siding, has been commonly used in homes since it was reinvented in the 1980s. This video shows you the interesting process by which fiber-cement siding is now made.
Silica sand’s fine particles are ground up, liquefied, and mixed with a wood pulp mixture. Using rollers and drying processes, this slurry is refined into dry fiber-cement sheets. These sheets are sliced into fragile planks before going into an autoclave for curing. Once cut into individual boards, they are stress-tested and then painted. The end result is a beautiful siding product that offers a gorgeous wooden look with the strength to last for years.
Fessler Home Improvement & Construction installs home siding for the residents of Murfreesboro. Visit us online or call us at (615) 217-4907 for more information about our services.