Boral Siding and Trim: A Deeper Look
A pictorial look at the TruExterior installation process.
The finished exterior of the ProHOME has the nice crisp shadow lines and solid siding appeal of traditional, cedar clapboards. The siding and the trim, however, are Boral’s TruExterior products. One of the selling points of the homes in the net-zero ready community that Paul and Tim Biebel are building is low-maintenance exteriors. Manufactured from a mix of coal fly ash, glass fibers, and polymers, the TruExerior siding and trim aren’t affected by moisture or heat, are rated for ground contact, can be painted dark colors, and the cut ends don’t need to be painted or sealed.
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The crew used three guys to run 16-ft.-long pieces through the table saw. Dust protection is a must with this material, and once a saw blade cuts the poly-ash material, the blade should be dedicated to cutting Boral. Blowing the saw clean with compressed air at the end of the day is a good idea as well.