KlipTech™, the manufacturer of EcoClad siding, originally got its start in the skateboard ramp building industry before moving on to creating a green countertop material called PaperStone. After this, the company “went vertical” with the EcoClad product for commercial and residential buildings. This durable and eco-friendly cladding is made of post-consumer recycled wood and paper fiber mixed with bamboo (a readily renewable plant source).
Unlike vinyl, which contains ethylene derived from crude oil, EcoClad contains no petroleum products. It also gives off no VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Instead, the fibers are bound together with a resin that is water based. This means it does not off gas toxic fumes as it cures. The siding is currently produced in a number of natural-looking wood grain designs and solid colors. This bamboo/recycled wood siding is resistant to moisture, fire, impact damage, and microbe growth.
KlipTech currently warrants its products to be free from defects for a period of 10 years. This covers only the siding itself, so make sure you get a separate warranty from your contractor to cover any damage or errors during installation. The company currently doesn’t offer a list of preferred installers. This means it’s may be up to customers to locate a dealer who has experience working with the EcoClad product. The siding can be purchased directly from the manufacturer at this time.