Everlast® Advanced Composite Siding Receives Improved Fire Rating

Approved for Type V Building Construction and Fire-Resistant Walls

December 13, 2019

OAKMONT, PA (December 13, 2019) – Chelsea Building Products is pleased to announce that all Everlast® advanced composite siding products have been approved for Type V buildings (A and B) and for use on all construction types permitted under the IRC (International Residential Code) and FBC-R (Florida Building Code, Residential), as reported in sections 6.2.2. and 6.2.3. of Intertek’s Code Compliance Research Report (CCRR-0201).

The approved products are Everlast® Lap Siding (both 6-7/8” and 4-1/2” profiles) and the new Everlast® Board & Batten vertical siding.

For a structure to be deemed Type V-A, it must have 1-hour fire-rated exterior walls, and Everlast® siding is now approved for use on these construction types.

There are two groups within Type V. Type V-A structures have protected wood frames (no visible or exposed wood), which is common for new apartment buildings. Type V-B structures feature unprotected wood frames, most often single-family homes and garages.

Everlast® siding may be used on both Type V-approved construction types and installed on the exterior of fire-resistant walls, increasing its number of approved applications.

Everlast® siding consists of a thick and solid composite substrate made from a composition of inorganic minerals and polymer resins. The substrate is then fused molecularly to a color-tinted acrylic capstock and embossed with an authentic cedar grain finish. Everlast® siding will not rot or delaminate and features an industry-leading warranty that protects against excessive color change, peeling, flaking, cracking, rusting, blistering, and corroding.

For more information about Everlast® siding, visit: http://everlastsiding.com

Learn about Everlast® siding’s industry-leading lifetime warranty: https://www.everlastsiding.com/guides/understanding-your-siding-warranty-and-what-it-covers

Since 1975, Chelsea Building Products, Inc. has been designing and extruding PVC and composite profiles for the building materials market. From its headquarters in Oakmont, PA, Chelsea is an integrated manufacturer providing product design, material development, extrusion tooling technology and finished product to manufacturers and distributors throughout North America. Proud to be made in the U.S.A.

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