How Green Is Steel Log Siding?
At TruLog™, we’ve created a maintenance-free steel siding that we think is a great alternative to traditional wood log cabin siding. Our steel log siding does not rot or fade, it never requires re-painting, restaining, or re-chinking, and you won’t have to worry about fungus or insect infestations. If you are looking for a faux log siding that will have your home looking just like a real log cabin, but without all the maintenance, TruLog™ steel log siding is perfect for you. Learn about all the benefits to our steel log siding and how it compares to traditional wood log siding. When you are ready to order TruLog™, learn how to measure your home, and contact us for an estimate.
HOW GREEN IS TRULOG™ STEEL LOG SIDING?
Great exterior siding not only complements the overall design of your home, it also makes your home more energy efficient. If you have always dreamed of a green home that reduces your carbon footprint, or if you are replacing your existing siding, you should consider our steel siding that looks like wood — TruLog™ metal log siding. It’s maintenance-free, 100% recyclable and can last for decades without needing replacement. To learn more, contact TruLog™ Siding.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF HOME SIDING
There are many factors that allow us to measure the impact that steel siding has on the environment. Some of the things that influence the greenness of a siding product are:
- Insulation effectiveness and energy efficiency
- Presence of carcinogenic and polluting materials used in the manufacture or paint of the siding
- Energy required to manufacture the siding
- Whether the product is renewable, reusable, recyclable, and how quickly it breaks down in a landfill
- The material the siding is made from
When choosing a siding option for your home, you will want to consider not only its energy efficiency, but also whether or not it can be recycled when your home is once again ready for new siding. There are many factors to consider when deciding on the environmental impact of your home’s exterior:
- Sustainability — how long the siding will last, whether it’s recyclable and whether it’s made with harmful pollutants.
- Maintenance — how often resources will be required to renew your exterior.
- Insulation — how your siding affects the energy efficiency of your home.
Our metal log siding product is made from at least 70% recycled material and is 100% recyclable if you ever choose to replace it. It’s maintenance free, and provides insulation with a durable foam backer for energy efficiency.
TRULOG™ STEEL LOG SIDING FOR YOUR GREEN HOME
TruLog™ steel log cabin siding is installed with a contoured foam backer. This backer increases the R-value of your home by a factor of R-3 to R-4. R-value is a measurement of insulation. Your home will stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter due to the insulation of the foam backer attached to the metal siding. Your home’s energy efficiency is thus improved because your AC and heating system won’t be running constantly.
But it doesn’t stop there. The paint we use also reduces energy consumption. The reflective pigments of CoolPaint Technology™ reflect heat from the sun away from your home and the steel is coated with an ENERGY STAR compliant finish.
Each time you repaint, retreat, or replace your siding, there is a carbon footprint associated with each of those tasks. The less maintenance you perform, the greener your home siding will be. TruLog™ steel log siding has a durable paint coating that resists peeling, chipping and other problems. Our steel siding requires no maintenance other than rinsing it with water if it becomes dirty.
Durable and Recyclable
The longer your siding product lasts, the less negative impact on the environment it will have. Steel siding is durable and long-lasting so it will not have to be replaced often. You also won’t be placing the old product in the landfill. TruLog™ steel log siding is 100% recyclable and is manufactured in the USA from at least 70% recycled materials.
TruLog™ steel siding can last for decades without needing to be replaced. It resists corrosion, rusting, damage, and wear.
For a TruLog™ steel siding estimate for your home project, please call our helpful Loveland, CO team at (970) 227-3245 or contact us online. Based in Colorado, we ship our American-manufactured steel siding across the US.