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Fiber cement roofing & siding standards: :

This article lists ASTM and other standards for fiber cement roofing or siding, including fiber cement product properties, installation, maintenance & repair.

This article series provides descriptions of the field performance of fiber cement siding products and a detailed field investigation of several product failures: of fiber cement stain or coating peeling and cracking, and of gaps, shrinkage, and loose, buckled fiber cement siding.

We include fiber cement siding installation specifications, repair and maintenance and painting recommendations, and fiber cement siding manufacturer identification guides.



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Fiber Cement Product Standards

Gaps at butt joints of HardiePlank siding on an 8-year-old home  (C) Daniel FriedmanQuestion: North American fibre cement product manufacturing standards?

2016/10/28 Laura Smith said:

What are the particular certifications that a Manufacturer must have in North America to sell Fibre cement products ( ie Miami Dade for wind)

Reply:

I'm not aware of manufacturer certifications for fiber cement siding nor have I seen separate wind-damage-resistance standards for fiber cement products; however for use in buildings some building products may be required to meet various building, ASTM, or UL or other code standards such as for fire safety.

Fiber Cement Product & Product Testing Standards from ASTM

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You'll see, using the above ASTM fiber cement product standards as an example, that the standards pertain to the properties of the product, not a "certification of the manufacturer" to make the product.

Fiber Cement (& Simlar) Products & Wind Damage Resistance Standards

Wind damage to fiber cement siding is not addressed separately from other wind damage and water intrusion standards. For example see

Also see

Thanks for asking. I'll add the above to the article as it may help other readers.

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