TruExterior Siding and Trim: Frequently Asked Questions
If you have been following our blog lately then you might have seen an introduction to Boral TruExterior siding and trim. Now we want to dive a little deeper and address some of the frequently asked questions about TruExterior siding.
TruExterior Siding FAQs
Being well informed before deciding on a siding is always a good idea. Replacing your siding is a bigger investment and it will protect your largest investment, your home. Not every siding is right for every home, budget, and circumstance.
Boral offers a great siding solution with their TruExterior products. To help you decide whether or not it is right for you, take a look at these FAQs:
What Is TruExterior Siding Made Of?
Boral developed a new blend of materials for their TruExterior siding. They use a mixture of fly ash and special polymers. Fly ash is a byproduct of coal combustion to generate power.
The result is a poly-ash blend that is durable and versatile. They use 70% recycled materials for their siding and trim products. This makes it a very environmentally friendly and sustainable siding option, which is important to many people.
Do TruExterior Siding Products Need Painting?
The short answer is yes, they do. All Boral TruExterior siding products come primed. The primer is applied at the factory. That way the siding products are ready to be painted any color you choose but they do need to be painted.
Due to the materials used it can even be painted with dark colors without needing any further treatment or preparation and still look brilliant. No special paints are necessary and any high-grade exterior paint can be used.
What Should Be Done to Maintain TruExterior Siding?
The TruExterior siding and trim products are very low maintenance. They can be easily cleaned with a water and mild soap solution. You can even use the fan setting on a pressure washer to clean the siding. However, be sure to use low settings as high pressure washer settings can damage the material.
Can TruExterior Siding Be Combined With Other Siding Products?
Absolutely! Boral’s products are very versatile and can be complimented with other siding products of your choice. The design options are sheer limitless and you can dream up anything you would like for the exterior of your home. Boral offers a large variety of products you might need to finish your siding look but they can also be combined with any other siding products of your choice.
Do TruExterior Siding Products Grow Mildew and Mold?
No, you do not have to worry about either of these common problems. The poly-ash material does not support easy growth of mold or mildew. However, if something else gets on the siding that could provide food for growth of mold on the surface, you should check for those issues. The material blend itself is extremely moisture resistant, does not cycle moisture and thus does not invite the growth of mold and mildew.
Are TruExterior Siding Products Approved for Ground Contact?
Yes, they are! The TruExterior products do not require end-sealing and can be used for ground contact without problems. Furthermore, it can also be used in direct contact with masonry. Due to the high moisture resistance of the TruExterior products, none of these applications are problematic.
Does TruExterior Siding Come with a Warranty?
Yes, all TruExterior products come with a 20-year limited warranty. This will give you peace of mind and confidence that your siding will perform well for many years.
Need Other Answers? We're Your Trusted Siding Guide
Do you have any other questions about Boral and TruExterior siding and trim products? Or are you curious about any other kind of siding? Contact Colorado Siding Repair today!
We are your trusted siding guide and are always happy to answer all of your siding questions.
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Excellent customer service constitutes the center of our company and is part of our core belief. We will always be honest with you and never use high-pressure sale tactics. Instead of just trying to make a sale we take the educational approach.
That means that we will give you all the facts so that you can make an informed decision. Once you find the right siding, we also offer financing options so that you can make your exterior remodeling dreams come true.
Our team from Colorado Siding Repair is more than just your trusted siding guide. We are also your trusted guide for other exterior home remodeling projects. In addition to installing siding, we also install windows and insulation.
Those three improvements can drastically increase the energy efficiency of your home. To achieve a finished look and increase the curb appeal of your home to the fullest, everything should be matching. We are one of the few siding contractors in the area who paint the exterior of your home to make it look beautiful and matching as a whole.
If you choose to have Boral TruExterior siding installed, we are happy to help. In addition, we are proud to be a James Hardie Elite Preferred contractor. Our team members are factory trained and know these premium products well.
No matter which siding you choose, we will install it right, the first time, and every time.
Do not hesitate to contact Colorado Siding Repair to get a hassle-free quote. Let us know how we can help and let’s get started on your next exterior home improvement project!