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Bark Siding

Dave Miller


Joined: Jun 08, 2009
Posts: 389
Location: Zone 8b: SW Washington
    
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Here is an interesting idea I haven't seen too often - bark siding: http://www.partonbarksiding.com/



They claim it lasts 50+ years.
John Polk
steward

Joined: Feb 20, 2011
Posts: 6437
Location: Moving to: NE Washington USDA zone 5 Western steppes to the Rockies
    
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Looks nice, and seems like a great way to use "all of the tree".

But it makes me wonder...what is its fire rating?
I have seen many trees with all of the bark burned off...hmm.
Brian Knight


Joined: Nov 02, 2011
Posts: 389
Location: Asheville NC
    
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I think most siding products would burn up in a forest fire situation. Poplar bark is whats shown and its one of my favorite siding materials. Used in place of cedar shingles, its a great green alternative here on the East coast. The best part is after kiln drying there are no maintenance needs for the life of the product. No painting or sealing for life! I think 50 years is a fair claim under decent overhangs and I know of one area of poplar bark homes that have lasted 75-100 years. Its very aesthetically pleasing and many people mistake it for rock from afar. It seems to work best as accents rather than full coverage.


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