Decisions about siding are consistently among the most difficult for environmentally concerned designers and builders of residential and light commercial buildings. Siding must withstand all types of weather, look attractive, and be affordable to buy and install. Alternatives can include solid wood, APA-rated plywood, Oriental-strand board, wood-resin composites, stucco, fibre-cement, masonite, as well as aluminum. The buyer should research the alternatives completely before making decisions on the purchase.
The buyer should consider the following in their decision to use an alternative product: Energy use, chemical emissions and occupant health, durability, hazardous by-products, process wastes, resource limitations (i.e.: old growth lumber vs. alternatives clear cutting vs. sustainable forestry) and recyclability.
If using wood, the buyer should insure the product is independently certified by well managed forests.
Wood - Siding
|Larson Wood Products
||34885 Mckenzie View Drive, Springfield OR 97478
||Kapok, Esponja, Muratinga, Possumwood, Caju Acu.
|Collins Pine Company
||Route 6, P.O. Box 807, Kane PA 16735
||Black Cherry, Northern Red Oak, White Ash, Sugar Maple, White Oak, Red Maple, American Beech, Poplar.
|Coastal Lumber Company
||P. O. Box 829, Weldon NC 27890
||C. D. Blytheweb Site
||Flooring, Siding, Decking, Specialty Items.
|Jackson Sawmill Co., Incorporated
||P. O. Box 368, Jackson AL 36545
|Lampe & Malphrus Lumber Company
||P. O. Box 150, Smithfield, NC 27577
||Flooring, Siding, Decking.
|Robinson Lumber Company
||4000 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orlean LA 70115
||Sam RobinsonWeb Site