JamesHardi building products may be the best known siding, soffit, trim, and ceramic tile backer board, but Omniroc offers residential remodeling benefits.
Omniroc is a structural building material that is best known for being used in commercial buildings and industrial applications, but it is starting to make inroads into the residential construction market. Up until now, products like HardiPlank Lap Siding and Hardiebacker have reigned supreme, in part because that’s what the big box stores like Lowes and Home Depot stock.
In fact, Omniroc, Inc. has been around in the business for over 60 years. It’s a fair guess that they are beginning to look to the residential building market since local building codes are increasingly mandating the use of cement fiber board installed behind ceramic tile rather than traditional greenboard (moisture-resistant gypsum board).
A Green and Sustainable Building Material
These panels are primarily composed of mineralized wood fibers and Portland cement. The wood fibers are 23% scrap or repurposed wood products, which reduces the impact on the landfill and lessens the cutting, transporting, and processing of timber.
The use of these panels can be applies towards LEED certification, offering a maximum of 12 points. Having a LEED certified …Read more