Log Siding Durability
AA great home combines attractive, pleasing aesthetics with function, energy efficiency, and durability. While log homes made from real wood or concrete can last quite a long time, they require a good deal of maintenance in order to last. Alternatively, steel log siding is highly durable, lasting many years but without the need for typical log cabin maintenance. At TruLog™, we are confident in the American-manufactured steel log siding we produce and we back its durability with a limited lifetime warranty. To learn more, please call our Loveland, Colorado-based company at (970) 227-3245.
A Limited Lifetime Warranty for your Durable Log Siding Product
When you purchase TruLog® maintenance-free steel log siding, it comes with our limited lifetime warranty, which you can see in its entirety here. The warranty provides 30-year paint protection for the durable paint coating that gives your home a natural log look. The paint warranty includes coverage for:
Additionally, the limited lifetime warranty includes 30-year fade and chalking warranty.
A log home has a rustic, all-American look that people love, and the natural exterior blends into and complements the forested, woody and otherwise attractive settings in which you may want to have this type of home. But log homes require quite a bit of care to make them last and to protect the wood. TruLog™ delivers steel siding that looks like wood, incorporating authentic wood grain and contours, but it lasts for a very long time with no maintenance at all.
What makes TruLog™ Steel Log Siding so durable?
Compared to vinyl, timber, and concrete, steel log siding is one of the most durable home exterior materials. TruLog™ patented steel siding creates the appearance of a genuine log home while providing optimal strength and resiliency. The durability of TruLog™ steel siding is due to the following specs:
- Heavy, 29-gauge steel
- Rust and corrosion resistant
- Fire resistant
- Rot resistant
- Dent-preventing foam backer
- Fade and scratch-resistant surface protector
- UV-resistant paint
These heavy duty features are part of the reason we are confident in the durability, longevity, and performance of our steel log siding product.
Longevity of Steel Log Siding vs. Other Siding Material
One of the most charming aspects of log homes is that they can, with proper care, last for generations. But to make them last for generations, the homeowner must perform routine maintenance at least every 2-3 years, including re-staining and re-sealing the home, plus replacing any damaged or rotten logs. Over time, this routine maintenance not only adds up to thousands of dollars, it also occupies a lot of your time — time you could spend doing the things you love with friends and family.
Similarly, concrete faux-log siding can last a long time, but only if it is vigilantly sealed every year to keep water out of cracks. Once the water gets between those cracks, it freezes and expands, which can cause significant damage to the concrete and the appearance of the home.
Vinyl log siding is one of the cheapest sidings, but its durability and longevity is very limited. Because it’s made of a type of plastic, vinyl siding tends to warp, crack, or dislodge from the side of the home as a result of wind, temperature swings, hail, and other weather events. Vinyl is also highly susceptible to fading, so it’s difficult to keep your home’s exterior looking new and fresh when you use vinyl siding.
On the other hand, steel siding is also a long-lasting material but requires essentially no maintenance in order to make it last a long time which creates excellent log siding durability. Heavy gauge steel has longevity because it stands up against damaging forces, such as:
- Severe gusting
- Extreme temperature swings
- Insects and pests
Unlike concrete and wood exterior siding, TruLog™ steel log siding resists all these elements for decades without any maintenance. If the steel siding gets dirty, a simple rinse with water is typically all that is needed. There won’t be any staining, sealing or other constant upkeep needed to ensure your steel log home lasts for many years to come.
To get an estimate for TruLog™ steel log siding for your home, cabin, cottage, or other dwelling or structure, please call us at (970) 227-3245 or contact us online. Our Loveland, Colorado family business manufactures steel log siding in America and can ship directly to you, anywhere in the country.