Get back to the Basics
A job site is full of tools; from your standard hammer to cherry pickers, thousands of dollars’ worth laying around. If your building materials require specialized tools such as those used when installing fiber cement, you must factor in those hidden costs. Considering the OSHA regulations in place, you better have all in order or risk paying a hefty fine. Not only do the blades from the saw need to be replaced often in order to keep it sharp, the cutting of fiber cement leads to another issue, the production of silica dust. As mentioned, the OSHA rules required respirators for all those involved in cutting this material. These are added costs that you might not have thought of. To note, some installers will demand higher wages when dealing with products that might be considered hazardous. With KWP engineered wood siding all you need are the basics.