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Posted by: from Caledon
6/11/2011 at 1:59:52 PM

I am wondering if fiber-cement siding is commonly used in southern Ontario ? If so,what are the known problems with it and are there health concerns with asbestos ?

Thks for your input.

AJ

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Date/Time6/12/2011 at 5:08:24 PM

We install a lot of fiber cement based products. Some products contain silica and in an intact state, these products do not pose a silica risk. However, when cut, drilled, etc installation it is important to use a properly-fitted NIOSH approved respirators as well as best practices to limit silica dust exposures.

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Kingsway Construction Inc

Glenn Rosborough

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Date/Time6/16/2011 at 12:26:08 PM

AJ,

I'm told that the fine print on the warranty states you must paint the fiber board every five years to maintain the warranty. Hardly makes it " Maintenance Free". I usually reccomend stucco, as it can be mixed with stone, tile or wood, be any color, and add good R value to your homes total insulation, reducing energy costs. This results in a higher market value for your home, which cannot be said for fiber board siding.

Best,

Andrew

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