Steel Siding and Energy Efficiency

Using Thermographic Camera to find thermal escape in log home
Using Thermographic Camera to evaluate thermal escape in log home

TruLog™ is an innovative metal siding system that provides the aesthetics of a rustic log cabin, but with exceptional energy efficiency and without the maintenance worries.

TruLog Siding and an Energy-Efficient Home

Energy efficiency is a priority for an increasing number of homeowners. As utility costs rise, having an energy-efficient home not only helps keep your bills under control, but it can improve the resale value of your house.

The energy efficiency of building materials is rated by what is known as the “R-value.” The higher a material’s R-value, the more effective the material is at preventing thermal escape. TruLog has a higher R-value rating than standard vinyl siding and wood exteriors.

Traditional log homes require frequent maintenance to the chinking and wood to prevent the loss of thermal heat in cold weather and to preserve cool air during warm weather. Likewise, the seams in vinyl siding can contribute to the loss of your home’s internal heat or cool.

Paired with proper insulation, TruLog’s unique design and secure installation accessories help your home maintain warmth in colder months and stay cool in the summer.

Steel Siding and the Environment

Energy-efficient steel siding like TruLog can also limit your home’s overall environmental impact.

Steel is 100 percent recyclable, and a substantial portion of steel products today already contain recycled materials. As an eHow article about steel siding and energy efficiency points out, this means the siding itself is also completely recyclable should you decide to replace your siding in the future.

Because TruLog steel siding offers superior strength and durability compared to vinyl siding and wood exteriors, it also reduces the need for future maintenance, repairs or replacement. In fact, TruLog siding is effectively maintenance-free and is easy to clean by rinsing with a garden hose.

If you’re seeking the authentic look of a log home without the maintenance woes or high energy bills, 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 multiple states, including Colorado, Wyoming and Missouri.

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