TruExterior Products are composed of over 70% recycled content as verified by SCS Global Services, and are Cradle to Cradle™ Certified.
TruExterior Products will achieve the same exceptional level of performance in the harshest of climates and conditions, provided the correct fasteners are used for the specific conditions.
Any exterior cladding will be complemented by the addition of TruExterior Products.
TruExterior Products do not support mold or mildew growth* and do not contain a food source for mold or mildew, but mold and mildew can grow via food sources that may be on the surface of TruExterior Products, or virtually any material for that matter.
No, TruExterior Products are resistant to termite attacks* and are approved for ground contact.
Unpainted boards can be on the wall for up to 150 days before painting, but be sure to inspect the board for damage prior to painting.
Because TruExterior Products are virtually impervious to water and do not cycle moisture*, paint will have improved performance on TruExterior Products than it will on wood.
TruExterior Products have a 20 Year Limited Warranty.
Use any high grade exterior paint of any color. Due to their high level of dimensional stability, there is no need for special paints when painting TruExterior Products a darker color.
Make sure the boards are free from dirt and debris, and are dry prior to painting, and be sure to follow your paint manufacturer's guidelines.
Nail holes can be repaired using a high grade acrylic caulk or wood filler.
No. However, exterior grade acrylic caulk and adhesive may be used to smooth out joints or miters prior to painting.
TruExterior Products are highly resistant to movement during during temperature and moisture changes* so minimal expansion gaps are required to control any possible movement.
Because TruExterior Products absorb virtually no moisture*, they can be used at grade or in direct contact with masonry.
Fasteners should be placed every 24” or less, and within 2” of the end of a board.
Pre-drilling is not necessary.
Use high quality, exterior grade fasteners fit for the conditions of the application. TruExterior Products can be installed using standard nail guns or screws, and standard trim nails work well.
Use the same basic precautions as you would when working with wood. Always wear eye protection and we recommend a dust mask for the small amount of nuisance dust generated when cutting or routing TruExterior Products.
Yes, TruExterior Craftsman Collection Siding profiles can be installed in a vertical orientation. Make sure to adhere to local building codes to ensure wind load or other fastening requirements are met.
Yes, TruExterior Trim takes a miter cut easily, and unlike many other trim products, fasteners can be nailed or screwed through the miter joint.
Standard tools can be used to cut or work with TruExterior Products, but carbide tipped blades and bits are recommended for longer tool life.
If TruExterior® Products get dirty, clean using a mild soap and water solution. Pressure washing with a light fan setting also works well, but please note that pressure washers can damage building materials if the pressure is too high.
TruExterior Trim is reversible, with one side smooth and the other featuring a wood grain pattern.
Store TruExterior Products on a flat, level surface. Keep the boards covered and free from dirt and debris until you are ready to install.
TruExterior Trim must never be used in structural or load bearing applications. TruExterior Trim is an ideal product for exterior trim applications such as soffits, frieze boards, fascia, window and door surrounds, etc.
Prior to its introduction, TruExterior Trim was subjected to rigorous third-party testing and we now have several years of real world field testing to prove its mechanical, physical and thermal properties.
TruExterior Products come with a factory-applied primer. Because TruExterior Products absorb virtually no moisture, ends and field cuts do not need to be primed or sealed. TruExterior Products do require a coat of exterior-grade paint to maintain your warranty.
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*Please see TruExterior Siding Limited Warranties and Product Data Sheets for proprietary test results