Is DURASKIRT™ A Good Cold Climate Skirting Product? Or History Behind the Making of DURASKIRT™
This is a legitimate question. Moreover, we hope this article will answer this question to your satisfaction. Furthermore, DURASKIRT™ went through an engineering and designing process before manufacturing our famous concrete skirting panels.
You’ll be glad to know this question, and more were asked and answered during the design and manufacturing processes. Consequently, a durable concrete panel skirting was made possible. Indeed, it is now installed on thousands of homes across our great nation.
Beginning In 2000
Foremost, in 2000 Creative Concrete Products LLC began manufacturing, selling and installing DURASKIRT™. Additionally, these states have some of the nation’s most severe and varying weather conditions. So, you can imagine the completeness of our designs testing. Again, a concrete skirting panel system for your home project you can trust.
True Quality – How Durable Is DURASKIRT™?
Not to give away all our proprietary secrets, but DURASKIRT™ blends a quality concrete additive package into the panels. Likewise, the characteristics of these concrete additives provide our panels with unique properties. For example, resisting cracking, chipping during freeze/thaw conditions and preventing expansion or warping during hot and cold temperature changes. In fact, there is more….
For instance, the designers of this product were both educated for decades in concrete construction. Likewise, working with manufactured homes, modular homes, and site-work contractors. Further, this was providing an uncommon resume qualifying them for designing and engineering a product like DURASKIRT™.
Certainly, an exceptional set of circumstances birthed a concrete panel system when hundreds of others had failed in their attempts. Truly, the breakthrough came in of all things, a dream and vision (a story for later).
Two Schools of Thought
At any rate, beginning our perfect skirting quest the manufactured home industry was thwart with two schools of thoughts. One was cheap or inexpensive and the other was quality, durability and longevity. Since both schools of thought have their places, our idea was to marry the two which giving birth to DURASKIRT™.
Certain Design Stipulations
Foremost, the panels must to look great and function well for years in adverse climates. Secondly, they had to be cost effective for meeting the manufactured home industry’s striving after affordable homes. Thus, beginning the designing, testing and building a manufacturing and molding process for meeting our industry’s needs.
Note – No Outside Help
In fact, it should be noted that no government or private grants were obtained during the years of research and development processes. Again, not because we didn’t have a need for outside capitalization, it was more because we like challenges. Therefore, making the products without unnecessary distractions and devoting our time to making them the best.
Surely, understanding free money doesn’t always make for the best environment. Rather, our unencumbered environment needed to be lean and challenging. Similarly, to the industry we were manufacturing this product to serve.
Likewise, our 19 plus year reputation is serving us well. Really, as we have made both enemies and allies to the cause. Besides, we know the goal is a blessing for the public. Challenging us to fight against outdated notions for acceptance of progressive products like ours.
Most notably, many of our current customers were stalwarts the product soon was converting. While, others easily saw the benefits. Many were asking, “why doesn’t someone make a quality, affordable and durable skirting product for our industry?” For these, we were the long-awaited answer to their question.
“Does DURASKIRT™ Do What You Say It Can Do for Us?”
Still, consumers are right in asking “does DURASKIRT™ do what you say it can do for us?” Of course, we say “is 19 plus years of service adequate?” Further, “is an engineer stamp enough?” Certainly, “is our concern for meeting and exceeding our industries needs sufficient?”
Lastly, “is having more than three decades of work experience in concrete, manufacturing and contracting ample?” Or perhaps, our customer service that will win you over? But regardless what it takes for you to come aboard we are always here helping customers. It’s who we are.
Finally, we welcome all our customers to our family. Yes, we consider you a family because families share in the truth. More so, giving good words or constructive ones too. In conclusion, we’re thankful for everyone that gives DURASKIRT™ a try. As you know, many of our sales come by word of mouth. So, we want to back up your words when we serve your family and friends.
Richard and David Imus
Creative Concrete Products, LLC
Note 1: Originally written in 2014 and updated in 2019.