Boral Expands Their Siding Line
If you’re not familiar with Boral TrueExterior…well, you should be. It’s an amazing product that has been around for several years now. It’s made from 70-percent recycled materials, mostly fly-ash, which is a byproduct of burning coal. It looks like wood, can be cut like wood, installed like wood and milled like wood. The main differences between Boral TrueExterior and wood are that the Boral product won’t wick water, which makes it safe for direct concrete and ground contact, and it eliminates the need for priming cut ends during installation. Nails and screws can be driven in right up to the edge without splitting or cracking.
It might make more sense to compare Boral trim to PVC trim except that Boral doesn’t expand and contract nearly as much, making glued joints unnecessary. Greater stability also improves paintability. Boral can be painted with all exterior paint suitable for wood.
Boral trim boards have been around for a while, but their siding line is relatively new. They now offer seven different profiles, as well as a line of beadboard. Boral TruExterior product will cost you more than wood, but less than PVC. Ask your lumberyard about it or check it out at boralamerica.com.