Next to the roof, the siding you choose may be the most important decision you make when building or renovating a home. The siding is not only what everyone sees, but it also protects the home’s structure from the elements and pests, and helps insulate the interior.
Siding is manufactured using a number of materials, most popularly aluminum, vinyl, wood and steel, and they offer varying aesthetic and practical benefits. The TruLog™ siding system provides the rustic beauty of authentic logs with the rugged durability of steel siding. Give us a call at 970-646-4490 to learn more or request a sample.
Steel Log Siding: The Look
The aesthetic qualities of steel siding have improved dramatically in recent years. Steel siding is no longer available only in flat sheets, but in a wide variety of shapes, patterns, colors and textures.
TruLog, for example, replicates the contours and grain of natural wood. It is also available in a number of color tones. And speaking of color, modern steel siding like TruLog has greater color retention than vinyl and wood exteriors.
Steel Log Siding: Durability
From snow to hail to high winds to intense heat, the elements have little effect on steel siding. Unlike logs or wood siding, steel siding does not absorb moisture or promote mold growth.
Steel is also stronger than aluminum, and steel siding like TruLog provides exceptional resistance to denting and other physical damage. Steel siding is not prone to warping, buckling or rippling like vinyl siding.
Steel siding further eliminates the need to spray or coat for pest prevention; insects and rodents are not attracted to steel and cannot penetrate it. Steel siding also offers superior fire resistance compared with wood and vinyl.
Steel Log Siding: Maintenance
When considering siding, maintenance should be a concern. Routine maintenance not only saps your valuable time, but the amount of maintenance necessary translates to either great expenses or great savings down the line.
Logs and wood siding in particular require time-consuming, costly maintenance to retain their appearance and structural functionality. Properly coated steel siding like TruLog is truly maintenance-free; if you notice dirt on TruLog, you can simply give it a quick rinse with your garden hose.
Steel Log Siding: Insulation
Varying types of siding offer varying levels of insulative protection. Many sidings do not include additional insulation backings.
TruLog steel siding is backed with form-fitting foam panels that add a higher R-value to the siding, which translates to improved energy efficiency for your home. The R-value is the level of thermal resistance provided by certain construction materials like insulation and siding.
The multi-patented TruLog steel siding system can provide decades of worry-free living for you and your family. And should you or a future homeowner eventually decide to change the exterior, steel siding is 100 percent recyclable.
To discuss your project or request a sample, please contact TruLog online or call us at 970-646-4490. TruLog is based in Loveland, Colorado, but we ship nationwide and work with installers in states including Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, Missouri and Pennsylvania.