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Fiberon,  LLC Composite Siding
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fiberon, LLC; composite, decking, railing, and cladding.
This section is based on the products of Fiberon, LLC, which is located at:
181 Random Dr.
New London, NC 28127
Toll Free Tel: 800-573-8841
Email: request info
[ Click Here ] for additional information.
Founded in New London, North Carolina in 1997, Fiberon built its business selling high-quality, eco-friendly composite decking, railing, and fencing. In 2007, after a period of rapid growth, Fiberon expanded operations to Meridian, Idaho, enabling efficient bi-coastal manufacturing and distribution. Today, Fiberon employs more than 500 people, each one working to extend the company's legacy of quality, innovation, and sustainability.
          PART 1GENERAL
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
          A.Composite cladding.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
          A.Section 05 40 00 - Cold-Formed Metal Framing.
          B.Section 06 10 00 - Rough Carpentry.
          C.Section 06 16 36 - Wood Panel Product Sheathing.
          D.Section 07 21 19 - Foamed-In-Place Insulation.
          E.Section 07 27 19 - Plastic Sheet Air Barriers .
          F.Section 07 90 00 - Joint Protection.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
          A.ASTM International (ASTM):
          1.ASTM B117-18 Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus.
          2.ASTM C1002 - Standard Method for Laboratory Evaluation to Determine Resistance to Subterranean Termites.
          3.ASTM D3345 - Standard Test Method for Laboratory Evaluation of Solid Wood for Resistance to Termites.
          4.ASTM D6109 - Standard Test Methods for Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastic Lumber and Related Products.
          5.ASTM D6341 - Standard Test Method for Determination of the Linear Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Plastic Lumber and Plastic Lumber Shapes Between Minus 30 and 140 degrees F (Minus 34.4 and 60 degrees C).
          6.ASTM D7031 - Standard Specification for Evaluating Mechanical and Physical Properties of Wood-Plastic Composite Products.
          7.ASTM D7032 - Standard Specification for Establishing Performance Ratings for Wood-Plastic Composite and Plastic Lumber Deck Boards, Stair Treads, Guards, and Handrails.
          8.ASTM E84 - Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials.
          9.ASTM E330 - Standard Test Method for Structural Performance of Exterior Windows, Doors, Skylights and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference.
          10.ASTM E2247 - Standard Practice for Testing Water Resistance in 100% Relative Humidity
          11.ASTM G154 - Standard Practice for Operating Fluorescent Light Apparatus for UV Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials.
          B.ICC Testing Application Standards (TAS):
          1.TAS 201-94 Impact Test Procedures.
          2.TAS 202-94 Criteria for Testing Impact & Non Impact Resistant Building Envelope Components Using Uniform Static Air Pressure.
          3.TAS 203-94 Criteria for Testing Products Subject to Cyclic Wind Pressure Loading.
          C.ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES)
          1.ICC-ES AC92-16 - Acceptance Criteria for Polymer-Based, Polymer-Modified and High-Pressure Laminate Exterior and Interior Wall Cladding.
          D.American Wood Protection Association (AWPA):
          1.AWPA E1-09 - Standard Method for Laboratory Evaluation to Determine Resistance to Subterranean Termites.
          2.AWPA E10-12 - Standard Method of Testing Wood Preservatives by Laboratory Soil-Block Cultures.
          E.Florida Building Code:
          F.California Office of the State Fire Marshal (SFM):
          1.CA SFM 12-7A-1 - Exterior Wall Siding and Sheathing.
          2.BML Listed - Exterior Wall Siding and Sheathing for Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) (8140-2045:0504).
          G.National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):
          1.NFPA 268 - Standard Test Method for Determining Ignitability of Exterior Wall Assemblies Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source.
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01 30 00 - Administrative Requirements.
          B.Product Data:
          1.Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used.
          2.Preparation instructions and recommendations.
          3.Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
          4.Typical installation methods.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not applicable to product type.
          C.Verification Samples: Two representative units of each type, size, pattern, and color.
          D.Shop Drawings: Include details of materials, construction, and finish. Include relationship with adjacent construction.
          A.Manufacturer Qualifications: Company specializing in manufacturing products specified in this section with a minimum five years documented experience.
          B.Installer Qualifications: Company specializing in performing Work of this section with minimum two years documented experience with projects of similar scope and complexity.
          C.Source Limitations: Provide each type of product from a single manufacturing source to ensure uniformity.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include mock-up if the project size or quality warrant the expense. The following is one example of how a mock-up on might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
          D.Mock-Up: Construct a mock-up with actual materials in sufficient time for Architect's review and to not delay construction progress. Locate mock-up as acceptable to Architect and provide temporary foundations and support.
          1.Intent of mock-up is to demonstrate quality of workmanship and visual appearance.
          2.If mock-up is not acceptable, rebuild mock-up until satisfactory results are achieved.
          3.Retain mock-up during construction as a standard for comparison with completed work.
          4.Do not alter or remove mock-up until work is completed or removal is authorized.
          A.Convene a conference approximately two weeks before scheduled commencement of the Work. Attendees shall include Architect, Contractor and trades involved. Agenda shall include schedule, responsibilities, critical path items and approvals.
          A.Store and handle in strict compliance with manufacturer's written instructions and recommendations.
          B.Protect from damage due to weather, excessive temperature, and construction operations.
          C.Follow FIFO inventory rotation principles
          A.Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's recommended limits.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fiberon Wildwood composite cladding is backed by a 50-year warranty covering stain, fade, and performance in residential and commercial applications. Warranty details may be found at
          A.Manufacturer's standard 50 year limited warranty unless indicated otherwise.
          PART 2PRODUCTS
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: Fiberon, LLC, which is located at: 181 Random Dr.; New London, NC 28127; Toll Free Tel: 800-573-8841; Email: request info; Web:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
          B.Substitutions: Not permitted.
          C.Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01 60 00 - Product Requirements.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete article not required.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fiberon Wildwood composite cladding provides the unrivaled beauty and warmth of wood combined with the durability of high-performance, low-maintenance composite materials. The durable composite core ensures exceptional resistance to rotting, cracking, insects, and decay, and our exclusive PermaTech® cap layer protects against fading and staining.
          A.Basis of Design: Wildwood Composite Cladding as Manufactured by Fiberon. PermaTech cap layer protects against fading and staining. Composite core ensures exceptional resistance to rotting, cracking, insects, and decay. Never needs sanding, staining, or painting. Suitable for horizontal or vertical applications.
          1.Standards Compliance: Meets or exceeds the following requirements.
          a.ASTM B117-18.
          b.ASTM D7031.
          c.ASTM E2247.
          d.ASTM G154.
          e.CA SFM 12-7A-1. Meets requirements of testing in a wall assembly.
          1)BML Listed.
          f.ICC-ES AC92
          g.NFPA 268.
          h.TAS 201-94, 202-94, and 203-94
          i.Approved for use in High Velocity Hurricane Zones (HVHZ).
          2.Material: Pre- and post-consumer recycled content: 94 percent.
          a.Free of toxic chemicals or preservatives. Manufactured using sustainable processes.
          3.Performance Requirements:
          a.Flexural Modulus (MOE) per ASTM 6109: 800,000 psi (5,515.8 Mpa).
          b.Flexural Strength (MOR) per ASTM 6109: 4700 psi (32,405 kPa).
          c.Coefficient of Thermal Expansion per ASTM D6341: 0.0000147 in/in/F (0.00002646 mm/mm/C).
          d.Decay Resistance; Brown, and White Rot per AWPA E10-12: Pass.
          e.Termites; Formosan Subterranean, perAWPA E1-09; ASTM D3345: Pass.
          f.Screw Head Pull-Through per ASTM E330: 696 lbf (315.7 kg).
          g.Flame Spread ASTM E-84: FSI 65, Class B.
          h.Smoke Development Index ASTM E-84: 200.
          i.Uniform Load (11-1/4 in. tested) per ASTM E330: 441 psf (21.11 kPa).
          j.Flexural (Baseline) per ASTM D7032: 294 psf (14.07 kPa).
          k.Temperature Effect (Hot) per ASTM D7032: 175 psf (8.38 kPa).
          l.Temperature Effect (Cold) per ASTM D7032: 496 psf (23.75 kPa).
          m.Moisture Effect per ASTM D7032: 288 psf (13.79 kPa).
          n.Freeze-Thaw per ASTM D7032: 284 psf (13.60 kPa).
          o.UV Exposure per ASTM D7032: 337 psf (16.13 kPa).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete cladding sizes not required.
          4.Size (WxDxL) 1x6: 0.75 x 6 inch x 12 ft. (19 x 152 mm x 3.66 m).
          a.Weight per Lineal Foot; 6 inch Width): 2.2 lbs/ft (3.27 kg per m).
          5.Size (WxDxL) 1x6: 0.75 x 6 inch x 16 ft. (19 x 152 mm x 4.88 m).
          a.Weight per Lineal Foot; 6 inch Width): 2.2 lbs/ft (3.27 kg per m).
          6.Size (WxDxL) 1x6: 0.75 x 6 inch x 20 ft. (19 x 152 mm x 6.1 m).
          a.Weight per Lineal Foot; 6 inch Width): 2.2 lbs/ft (3.27 kg per m).
          7.Size (WxDxL) 1x8: 0.75 x 7.25 inch x 12 ft. (19 x 283 mm x 3.66 m).
          a.Weight per Lineal Foot; 8 inch Width: 2.6 lbs per ft (3.87 kg per m).
          8.Size (WxDxL) 1x12: 0.75 x 11.25 inch x 12 ft. (19 x 283 mm x 3.66 m).
          a.Weight per Lineal Foot; 12 inch Width: 3.9 lbs per ft (5.80 kg per m).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete collection and color options not required.
          9.Eden Collection: Color: Tupelo.
          10.Eden Collection: Color: Meranti.
          11.Eden Collection: Color: Koa.
          12.Eden Collection: Color: Mora.
          13.Eden Collection: Color: Wenge.
          14.Sahara Collection: Color: Mulga.
          15.Sahara Collection: Color: Sumac.
          16.Sahara Collection: Color: Palo.
          B.Fasteners: Cap-Tor xd Deck Screws, or equivalent composite deck screw. Other fasteners may be used if they meet the minimum requirements.
          1.Metal framing: minimum No. 9, 1-5/8 in. (41 mm).
          2.Furring, 3/8 inch: No. 9, 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 inch (64 - 70 mm) composite deck screw.
          3.Furring, 3/4 inch: No. 9, 2-3/4 to 3 in. (70 - 76 mm ) composite deck screw.
          A.Examine substrates, composition siding system supports, and other conditions, with Installer, for compliance with requirements.
          1.Verify the Following:
          a.Wall framing support members and anchorage have been installed and aligned within tolerances required by composition siding manufacturer.
          b.Wall sheathing joints are supported by framing or blocking and within flatness tolerances required by composition siding manufacturer.
          1)Air and Moisture Barrier: Installed over sheathing substrate preventing air and water infiltration and.
          2)Air Cavity Space: Continuous unobstructed space, 3/8 to 3/4 inch (9 to 19 mm) for full height of siding.
          2.Component and Systems Penetrations of Siding: Verify actual penetration locations relative to seam locations of fabricated wall panel assemblies.
          B.Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly constructed and prepared.
          C.If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect in writing of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
          A.Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
          B.Prepare surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
          A.Install in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, approved submittals, and in proper relationship with adjacent construction. Comply with performance requirements.
          B.Composition Siding with Open Joints for Back-Ventilated Rainscreen Systems:
          1.Sizes, and Locations: As indicated on the Drawings.
          2.Anchor siding and other components securely in place.
          3.Make substrates receiving siding plumb via shimming or other acceptable means.
          4.Flashing for Composition Siding: Perimeter and openings.
          5.Fastenings Spacing: Uniform alignment, both vertical and horizontal.
          6.Install flashing and trim work proceeds.
          7.Align bottoms of composition siding.
          8.Weathertight Escutcheons: For piping and conduit-penetrations of system.
          C.Metal Protection Against Galvanic Action: Prevent contact of dissimilar metals or metal contact with corrosive substrates, as documented by fabricated wall panel manufacturer.
          D.Accessory Installation: Install weathertight and anchored to building. Account for thermal expansion. Coordinate with flashing installation and other components.
          E.Flashing and Trim: In accordance with SMACNA's "Architectural Sheet Metal Manual" in addition to manufacturer's instructions. Use concealed fasteners if possible. Set units true to line and level. Install watertight with laps, joints, and seams.
          1.Exposed Flashing and Trim: Install without buckling and tool marks, true to line and levels indicated. Fold back exposed edges to form hems. Achieve waterproof performance.
          2.Thermal Expansion Provisions of Exposed Flashing and Trim.
          a.Movement Joint Spacing: No more than 10 ft (3 m) with no joints within 2 ft (610 mm) of corner or intersection.
          b.If lapped expansion provisions would not waterproof or possible, form expansion joints of intermeshing hooked flanges, not less than 1 inch (25 mm) deep, filled with mastic sealant (concealed within joints).
          3.Insect Screens: Install to prevent pest intrusion into air cavity space behind siding.
          A.Field Inspection: Coordinate field inspection in accordance with appropriate sections in Division 01.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include if manufacturer provides field quality control with onsite personnel for instruction or supervision of product installation, application, erection, or construction. Delete if not required.
          B.Manufacturer's Services: Coordinate manufacturer's services in accordance with appropriate sections in Division 01.
          A.Clean products in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.
          B.Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.