Fake Log Siding

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If you’re looking for home siding with a log cabin look, then imitation log siding made with steel can be a highly durable, affordable and long-lasting option without sacrificing the style of real wood. Although “fake” has a negative connotation, in fact these imitation siding options have many advantages, often advantages over what some consider the “authentic” option of real wood logs.

Why Choose Fake Log Siding?

From linoleum flooring, to siding that looks like wood, to lab-created diamonds, imitation materials are associated with being inauthentic, less valuable and “cheaper.” All of these words imply that these types of fake materials are less good to possess than the “real” product.

The fact of the matter is, these imitation products came into being to fulfill a consumer need, such as:

  • Limited supply of the “real” material
  • Prohibitive cost prevents accessibility
  • “Real” material isn’t renewable
  • Imitation material is easier to manipulate and requires less care

Because we’ve been able to modify the imitation materials to suit our needs, the imitation alternative is often a better match. Siding that looks like wood but is made of steel, concrete or vinyl offers the aesthetics of logs without the hassle of log replacement, water damage, constant upkeep and other pitfalls. Among these imitation siding materials, steel siding combines freedom from maintenance with long-lasting durability.

Fake Siding is not less valuable

Though there are various ways we assign value to certain materials, some of the main ways we determine value or worth are:

  • Durability
  • Availability
  • Price
  • Aesthetics
  • Reputation/culturally held beliefs about the product

When thinking about log siding, you could conclude that a lot of the value we assign to log homes revolves around our feelings regarding tradition, culture, the American West and natural surroundings. Wood of course has durability and insulation qualities that also make it a good product to build a home with, but for many people, wood is not the best option. Fake steel log siding and log-style vinyl siding provides access to the log aesthetic without sacrificing the qualities you want in a siding product.

Advantages of Siding that looks like Wood

As the consumer and the homeowner, you probably want to choose the product that offers you the best value, performance and aesthetics. We offer high-quality steel siding that looks like wood because we have seen firsthand the advantages it provides over logs:

  • Easier to clean and care for
  • Greater durability
  • 100 percent recyclable
  • Replicates the look of wood without the hassles and downsides of wood
  • More affordable upfront and over time

Unlike vinyl siding, TruLog™ steel log siding is highly resistant to hail damage, and does not bend and buckle with temperature fluctuations and inclement weather. Though an “imitation” of wood logs, steel log siding created by our company has been tailored to the needs and desires of our customers.

Get a free estimate for TruLog™ steel log siding. Call our team at 970-646-4490 or contact us online.

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