Concrete Log Siding v.s.
TruLog™ Steel Siding

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Choosing a siding material for your home can be a difficult decision. You want something that will last, but that still fits into your budget. Concrete siding is a high-quality option, but it comes with a price tag to match. It also requires yearly maintenance. When you choose TruLog™ steel log siding, you get the authentic wood look and durability all for a reasonable price. And to top it all off, our steel siding is completely maintenance-free. If the exterior of your home gets a bit dirty, simply spray it off with the garden hose and you’re done. Learn more about the benefits of TruLog™ steel siding and when you are ready to have the log home of your dreams, contact the team at TruLog™ for an estimate

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Concrete Log Siding v.s. TruLog™ Steel Log Siding

Though concrete log siding produces a realistic log home look, this expensive siding option can still be damaged if not properly and routinely cared for. Steel log siding is a great alternative to concrete because our steel siding has the style of a log home without the care required of wood and concrete. When you’re ready to order maintenance-free steel siding, contact TruLog™ for a free quote.

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Concrete Log Siding Cost & Maintenance

At an average of about $8 per square foot for all the materials, concrete log siding is one of the most expensive ways to side the exterior of your home. Like the floors and ceiling, the sides of your home are critically important to your home’s overall durability, energy efficiency, and longevity. While concrete log siding certainly has its own advantages, 1,500 square-feet of exterior wall that needs to be sided could end up costing about $12,000 when you factor in cost of installation. At that price, concrete siding offers significant durability against forces including:

  • Snow
  • Ice
  • Rain
  • Wind
  • Temperature shifts

Compared to a log home made with real wood, a concrete-sided home is more resistant to the elements and easier to care for, but you have to perform some basic upkeep to prevent the concrete from getting damaged. All homes settle and shift over time. This movement leads to cracks in the concrete log siding. If these cracks aren’t vigilantly sealed on a routine schedule, then water can seep into the cracks. The water then freezes, expands, and breaks the concrete as a result. When the concrete fractures, you may have to spend a good deal of money repairing the damage. Fracturing concrete could even fall away from the home in large chunks, in which case you may be looking at a bigger project to replace it. Concrete is a very heavy material. Its weight makes it difficult to install and is a lot for the structure of your home to support. If your home is not designed to bear that much weight, the concrete log siding can cause bowed walls or cracks in the interior sheetrock.

How does Concrete Log Siding compare to TruLog™ Steel Siding? The advantages of our patented steel log siding over concrete log siding include:

  • Less expensive to buy, install and own over time
  • No maintenance required
  • Does not weigh nearly as much as concrete

Like concrete log homes and cabins, TruLog™ siding retains the look of genuine wood logs with the incorporation of realistic hewing, chinking, and paint colors. Concrete is made in a mold in order to look like logs, but TruLog® mimics those natural lines and contours that you see in timber. While concrete log homes have the burdens of cost and yearly care, our steel log siding comes at a fraction of the price and requires no upkeep other than rinsing it with water when it gets dirtied. Similar to concrete options, our steel log siding is not made from wood so it has less of an environmental impact because it does not require the chopping down of any trees. TruLog™ is proudly manufactured in the U.S. and shipped directly to you from our warehouse. With our installation DVD, you can install it yourself or contact a local installation professional or contractor. To get a free estimate of TruLog™ steel log siding for your project, please contact our helpful, knowledgeable team in Loveland, Colorado.

Client Testimonials

Smiling Woman

Love the siding and salesman was very helpful

5 Stars

Love the siding and salesman was very helpful and answered all emails and calls very quickly.

I felt like a valued customer and definitely got a great product. I’ve had nothing but compliments on my home. Thanks!

Tracy T.

Grinning Man

TruLog was so helpful during the whole process

5 Stars

Ryan with TruLog was so helpful during the whole process of getting my family samples to the finish product. TruLog looks amazing on my grandparents house that was an original log cabin.

My grandparents house looks like a new log cabin again. Thank you Ryan and TruLog for everything!

Ben B.

Smiling Man

Easy install and looks fantastic

5 Stars

This was an easy install and looks fantastic when it’s all done and the customers love the look when they come into the store.

I am going to use this product again for another project I am working on. Thanks Tru Log

Scott S.

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In our free catalog, you will learn about the benefits of TruLog’s™ Steel Siding