Lewis says Cembonit cement-based cladding sheets hold up to the rigors of her climate. “Installed as part of a rain-screen system, these panels handle the wet Northwest weather well,” she says. Crafted from cement, cellulose fibers, and fillers, the product is lightweight and low-maintenance, says its maker. Sheets come in thicknesses of ¼ inch and 5/16 inch and measure up to 4 feet by 10 feet. Cement Board Fabricators, 800.366.5378; www.cbf11.com.
jill lewis, aia