Tru Cedar Steel Siding Contractor in Grand Rapids, MI
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STEEL SIDING:
TruCedar’s rust resistance comes from the galvanizing process, where steel is alloyed with zinc, a metal that is less likely to corrode. When steel is galvanized, it is submerged in molten zinc, and the subsequent chemical reaction permanently bonds the zinc to the steel. The zinc is more than just a sealant or coating for the steel – the zinc and steel are permanently bonded. The exterior layer is entirely zinc, inner layers are a mixture of zinc and iron, and the interior layer is pure steel.
TruCedar’s SunMaster50™ coating is one of the most advanced coatings available today and has excellent color performance. Although you will find that any siding product may fade under certain conditions, TruCedar’s lifetime limited warranty includes fade protection.
Yes, although steel is much more durable than other siding materials, even TruCedar® can be dented by large hailstones. TruCedar® is remarkably hail resistant, and is backed by a Lifetime limited warranty with a 50 year limited hail protection warranty.
The average rainfall in most residential areas will keep the siding surfaces clean. We do recommend washing your TruCedar® siding every year, or more often as needed. For more information, please refer to the back of the warranty.
If at any point you have a problem with your TruCedar® siding, please contact our Customer Service department by mail, phone, or electronically.
The up-front cost of steel siding will normally save you money over the life of your home. Our steel siding is coated with our durable SunMaster50™ coating, an Energy Star rated coating with CoolWallPaint Technology to reduce the home’s
Not necessarily. Your contractor will need to make sure that the existing siding is in good condition and will hold nails. During the bidding process, ask your contractor to assess your existing siding to determine whether it is suitable.
Replacement of siding has long been considered one of the smartest investments you can make in the resale value of your home. New siding contributes to the home’s all-important curb appeal, and helps ease potential home buyers’ concerns about maintenance costs. New siding also makes an older home more comparable to a newer home, and therefore provides an excellent return on investment.
Yes, TruCedar’s SunMaster50™ coating provides an excellent base for latex paint. If at any point you choose to change the color of your siding, simply repaint with any quality latex paint.
Yes, we have one of the largest selections in the industry. You can choose from Single 8”, Single 6”, Single 6” Dutch Lap, Double 4”, Board & Batten 6”, or Board & Batten 10” profiles.
Quality Edge offers roofing accessories, gutters, soffit, and fascia in colors to match or complement your TruCedar siding. For details about color and availability, ask your dealer for a color selector guide.
TRU CEDAR VS. OTHER OPTIONS
A Surface Fix – Often, vinyl siding is used as a short-term fix to cover existing bad siding. However, vinyl siding is not watertight. If the siding underneath is subject to constant wetting and inability to dry out fully, it can worsen existing problems.
Flammable – When enough heat or flame is applied to vinyl siding, the plastic will warp and melt. One fairly common issue is that vinyl siding can be melted or warped by a neighbors, window, a situation that is often specifically excluded from the manufacturer’s warranty.
Toxic – Vinyl is a petroleum based product. Its primary component is PVC (polyvinyl chloride), a toxic chemical thought to cause cancer in humans. Many communities are moving away from vinyl siding due to its toxicity and the fact that it is not considered a green product.
Maintenance – Fiber cement siding does periodically require repainting. Although fiber cement siding warranties may cover 50 years, most suppliers only guarantee their baked-on finish for 15. In the long run, most homeowners will eventually need to repaint.
Cost – The extra weight of fiber cement siding makes it more expensive to install. Also, because it will be necessary to repaint the siding within the lifetime of the siding, the cost of repainting the entire house should be considered as well.