TruLog™ steel siding is a perfect solution for those seeking the cozy, rustic look and feel of a log home without the maintenance worries, and it also offers a number of advantages over vinyl log siding.
Siding and the Elements
Vinyl siding is attached to homes in a different manner than metal siding and wood siding. Wood siding is typically fastened directly to a home, and metal sidings like TruLog feature underlying accessories that hold the siding securely in place.
Vinyl siding, on the other hand, hangs from nails that are driven through slots along the top of the siding panel hems. This makes vinyl siding prone to rattling in gusty breezes, and vinyl log siding can be stripped from a home in high winds.
Temperature fluctuations also affect vinyl siding. In places like Colorado and Wyoming, where the seasonal temperatures swing dramatically, vinyl siding can eventually sag or buckle from the continued expansion and contraction of its plastic base.
If you’ve been considering siding options for your home or rental cabin, you’ve likely noticed that vinyl log siding is typically available only in light-colored shades. This is because vinyl can fade with time and sun exposure, and because dark-colored vinyl absorbs more heat, which can cause the siding panels to expand and buckle.
TruLog steel siding is available in a number of dark, natural-looking colors that mimic the grain and texture of wood without the need for staining or painting. TruLog’s colors don’t fade, and the steel-based siding is essentially maintenance-free; TruLog siding can be cleaned with a quick rinse from your garden hose.
Energy Efficiency and Environmental Friendliness
Metal sidings like TruLog offer superior energy efficiency over vinyl log siding and other siding options. TruLog’s insulative properties help keep your house warm in cold weather and cool in hot weather.
TruLog is also 100 percent recyclable should you decide to eventually replace your siding (which you may not, since TruLog steel siding offers excellent longevity and is protected against moisture residue and corrosion). Most vinyl sidings contain polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a compound that is not biodegradable and emits harmful toxins including dioxin when incinerated for waste.
To learn more about the benefits of TruLog siding, 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.