F.A.Q.
Here are some common questions about TruLog Steel Log Siding.
General Log Siding
What are my options when it comes to Log Siding?

There are many options to choose from in the log siding industry including steel log siding, real wood log siding, concrete log siding, and vinyl log siding.

Why is one kind of siding better?

Steel Log Siding provides a natural-looking wood siding without any maintenance and without blowing the budget. It lasts longer than other options and looks fantastic. Learn more about TruLog™ maintenance-free steel siding.

WHAT ARE THE COST OF OTHER LOG SIDING MATERIAL OPTIONS?

There is a wide range of prices for log siding depending on the option you choose. From our experience of the market, wood log siding can cost $300-$600 a square ($3-$6 per square foot) for the raw materials without staining or chinking. Concrete log siding can cost $800-$1200 a square ($8-$12 per square foot). Vinyl log siding can cost $300-$500 a square ($3-$5 per square foot). 

Contact us today for pricing on TruLog™ metal log siding. The only log siding option that is maintenance-free.

IS THERE MAINTENANCE WITH THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF LOG SIDING?

 

Steel log siding from TruLog™ has no maintenance! You don’t have to paint, stain, or seal our steel log panel like other log siding materials. You can just wash it off with a garden hose!

Wood log siding will require you to stain or paint and seal it every 2-3 years.

Concrete log siding will need to be sealed every 1-2 years.

Vinyl log siding doesn’t require regular maintenance, but is much more prone to fade and chalk and the panels must be replaced rather than repainted.

How do I know how much siding I will need?

To get the most accurate material estimate, we will need the measurement of your home including: the length and width of your home, the wall height, the pitch of your roof, and the dimensions of your doors and windows. Learn more about how to measure for TruLog™ siding, and contact us for an estimate when you’re ready.

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TruLog™ Siding

WHAT IS TRULOG™ SIDING?

TruLog™ siding is the most realistic looking steel log siding on the market today. Our siding features patented hew line and chink line technology to give your home that authentic log cabin look but without the maintenance. Check out our product page for more information about our maintenance free steel log siding panel.

WHERE CAN I BUY TRULOG™ SIDING?

You can buy TruLog™ siding directly from the factory so you get the best price possible! Contact us today to purchase your TruLog™ siding.

WHAT COLORS IS TRULOG™ AVAILABLE IN?

Our four standard colors: Cedar, Autumn Brown, Sable, and Canyon Red

Our four premium HD wood grain colors: Western Cedar, Ponderosa Pine, Dark Walnut and Weathered Gray.  

Order a sample today to see and feel the TruLog™ difference!

How do I get a sample of the colors available?

You can order a sample from TruLog™ that includes up to 3 samples. Order a sample today.

IS THERE A WARRANTY ON TRULOG™ SIDING?

Our steel material comes with a warranty that is backed by the coil suppliers, themselves. Both the premium and standard colors come with a 30 year paint coat warranty. Review our warranty.

TruLog™ Pricing
How much is the siding per square foot?

Contact TruLog™ today for pricing

HHOW CAN I GET AN ESTIMATE PRICE FOR MY PROJECT WITH TRULOG™ SIDING?

Follow our directions to estimate the total square footage of your home and then contact TruLog™ with the measurements for an estimate.

Are there any discounts based on volume?

Discounts may be available for large orders. Contact TruLog™ for more information.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE TRULOG™ SIDING AFTER I PLACE MY ORDER?

You should receive your TruLog™ order within 3-4 weeks.

HOW CAN I PURCHASE TRULOG™ SIDING?

TruLog™ is manufactured and shipped directly to you from our factory in Colorado. Contact us to order TruLog™ today!

TruLog™ Installation

WHAT SKILLS AND TOOLS DO I NEED TO INSTALL TRULOG™ SIDING?

We recommend the following tools: Midwest steel snips, carpenters hammer, nails, speed square, pencil, and working gloves. 

Don’t want to install TruLog™ by yourself? Read our tips to find an experienced TruLog™ contractor.

WHAT ACCESSORIES DO I NEED TO INSTALL TRULOG™ SIDING?

To properly install TruLog™ siding, you will need to purchase several accessories depending on your particular needs. Shop our TruLog™ siding accessories today.

WHAT IS THE TRULOG™ INSTALLATION PROCESS?

We provide you with a step-by-step instructional video that shows you how to install our siding. The installation process is very similar to any other steel box siding installation. Learn more about TruLog™ installation.

DO YOU OFFER INSTALLATION?

We offer installation for some local projects in Northern Colorado. If you are searching for an experienced TruLog™ contractor in your area, read about our tips for finding a regional contractor

WHERE CAN I CALL TO GET HELP ONCE I AM INSTALLING?

You can contact TruLog™ with any installation questions. We would be happy to help.

How do I finish around windows and doors?

We recommend our bold after wrap trim system. This trim easily snaps into the j-channel you have around your windows and doors giving your home that finished look. You can learn more about TruLog™ installation from our installation videos.

TruLog™ Maintenance

WHAT MAINTENANCE IS NECESSARY WITH TRULOG™ SIDING?

The greatest thing about TruLog™ siding is that it is maintenance-free! If there is dirt or some dust on the siding, you can wash it off with your garden hose.

HOW LONG WILL TRULOG™ SIDING LAST?

Our TruLog™ steel siding can last 30+ years, and is 100% recyclable when you are ready to replace it.

CAN WEATHER EASILY GET BEHIND THE SEAMS?

We haven’t had any experiences where the weather has gotten behind the siding. There is an overlap of each siding piece of roughly half of an inch. The seams emulates a real log home. We recommend installing the siding so the seams face away from the weather. For example, if you have wind that runs east and west in your area, we suggest installing the siding so the seams are pointed to the west so that the weather cannot get behind the siding.

CAN THE PAINT COATING BE SCRATCHED? IF SO, WHAT HAPPENS TO THE STEEL SIDING?

It takes a lot of pressure and a very sharp edge to scratch the paint on our TruLog™ steel siding. Scratches won’t affect the integrity of the siding. We can provide you with a color matched touch-up paint in the event of any scratches.

WILL TRULOG™ SIDING RUST, CORRODE OR BLEED?

TruLog™ siding will not rust, corrode, or bleed thanks to our coil being coated with the metal alloy Galvalume®. This protects the siding from rust, the elements, and fire.

CAN TRULOG™ WITHSTAND HEAVY GUSTS OF WIND?

Yes it can. We have installed siding that lasted through a tornado here in Colorado without ripping a single piece from the home. Proper installation is key to making sure your siding is wind resistant. If wind is a concern in your area we can work closely with your installer to prevent any problems.

WILL TRULOG™ WITHSTAND EXTREME HOT AND COLD TEMPERATURES WITHOUT DAMAGE TO THE MATERIAL?

Yes it will. Extreme hot and cold temperatures will not damage the material. Metal will expand and contract but not to the extremes of other types of siding. Expanding and contracting is a natural part of steel log siding and will not cause damage.

Still need help? Send us a note!
For any other questions, please write us at ryan.reedbaum@trulogsiding.com or call us at 970-227-3245
022032051 041

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