Dasso XTR FSC Bamboo Rain Screen
At Sterritt Lumber, we realize that characteristics like quality and durability make exterior projects popular among architects, contractors, and homeowners. We are proud though to offer a product that also brings traits like low maintenance upkeep and sustainability into the mix! We are proud to present to you certified and sustainable Dasso.XTR Bamboo Rain Screen!
One reason many people turn to FSC Bamboo for their exterior projects is that it is one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable building materials on the market today. Bamboo is a fast growing grass , and because it is a grass, and not wood, its stems can be harvested every five or six years. By comparison, most hardwoods must grow for fifty years or more before they can be harvested.
FSC Bamboo products manufactured by Dasso have been sold to make certified bamboo decks and siding all over the world. It is the only product that has a successful track record in both commercial and residential new construction.
This cutting edge manufacturer offers a revolutionary process that sets its products apart: Dasso’s FSC Bamboo is “fused.” How does Dasso’s fused bamboo differ from that of other manufacturers? Fused bamboo is the result of a patented manufacturing process. To be installed properly, all bamboo needs to be heat treated before it can be used outside. When bamboo is heat treated it gets very brittle. FSC Dasso has patented a process that heats the bamboo a second time. This second heating stage melts a natural glue in the grass that returns it to its original brittle state. This additional stage of heating ultimately compresses the bamboo by over 800 percent of its original size resulting in an incredibly durable product ready to take on the worst Mother Nature has to offer!
When it comes to using this product as rain screen, it just makes perfect sense in so many ways. Rain screen walls have an airspace between the siding and the building paper or house- wrap. This airspace is created by applying vertical strips over the drainage plane material. The siding, typically clapboards, is nailed to these strips.
The space in a rain screen wall provides a capillary break, stopping water driven behind the siding from ever reaching the drainage plane. Vented top and bottom, the siding has a way to dry from the water that does get behind it.
Add sustainability, durability, strength, and a low maintenance approach to this very practical siding concept, and you have one of the most amazing building materials on the market today.
Call one of our professionals today to ask about Dasso.XTR FSC Bamboo Rain Screen!