Fiber cement siding was originally created to replace the different asbestos siding systems that were common prior to the 1980’s. Fiber cement is a composite material, and depending on the manufacturer, consisting of many different materials. Some of the common elements found within a fiber cement panel are water, sand, wood pulp/fiber, and Portland cement. When it comes to fiber cement siding, you can use a single product to achieve multiple looks, such as wood, metal, stone, concrete or even brick. This aids in limiting the number of contractors needed on the job site, and limiting the general contractor to a single source. Due to the vast array of textures, finishes and colors, the design possibilities are nearly limitless.
Some of our Fiber Cement work
Carros Metal Concepts, Inc. has dealt mostly with metal products in our 22+ years of business. We strive to stay ahead of the forthcoming trends by adding new products to our offering line. In the beginning, the focus was on metal roofing. We then progressed into metal wall panels. Now, we have incorporated a wide array of products, like fiber cement siding. We are in the process of installing our fourth project utilizing Nichiha fiber cement siding. Due to fiber cement being a rain screen system, with extrusions and track systems, we felt confident this is something we could incorporate into our typical offerings. We’re excited to see what the future of Carros Metal Concepts, Inc. and fiber cement siding accomplish.
Our Fiber Cement Projects
Great design comes with understanding our clients needs
Job Name: Whitfield Murray Classroom Building
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
Owner: GSFIC/Technical College System of Georgia
Architect: HOK, Inc.
Contractor: Balfour Beatty
Scope: CMC installed over 32,000sf of Nichiha Architectural Cementitious Wall Panels using a mixture of Architectural Block, Tuff Block and Illumination profiles in 4 colors, over 13,000sf of 12” 22 gauge X-12 concealed fastener metal wall panels by Morin/Kingspan and approx 6,300sf of MR-36 Exposed Fastener Canopy Roof Panels by Morin/Kingspan.
The substrate behind the wall systems above included application of ExoAir 230 Fluid Applied Air Barrier, installation of Smart CI Greengirts and Roxul Cavity Rock Insulation.