Nichiha USA Inc., a manufacturer of fiber cement architectural wall panels and cladding products, has announced the addition of a 17-7/8- by 71-9/16-inches panel size to its VintageWood siding series for both commercial and residential construction projects.
VintageWood offers the look of wood without the complications of natural wood cladding. The shorter size VintageWood 1818 panels allow architects and designers to stagger panels horizontally to create organic architectural looks. VintageWood complements glass, metal, block panels and other cool surface materials by adding a touch of warmth. Additionally, the 71-9/16-inch length panels eliminate the need for sealants and flange backer every 10 feet which speeds installation time and reduces on the wall cost for the customer.
In comparison to natural wood siding, VintageWood offers the same texture, installation ease and cost. VintageWood is resistant to warping, rotting and pests. Plus, the built-in rainscreen allows moisture to escape from the wall panels, reducing the risk of water damage.
VintageWood panels are available in Bark, Cedar, Redwood and Ash colors. The current size 119-5/16-inch, length panels will continue to be available. Nichiha provides a limited lifetime warranty on its products.