Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What is Everlast™ made of?

Everlast™ is made of a proprietary formula that is a composite of inorganic minerals/stone (giving it it’s dimensional stability) and rigid polymeric resins.  (over 60% stone, then mixed with resins)

Q:  Can Everlast™ be installed direct to grade?

Yes, because Everlast™ contains no materials that will absorb water, rot, or corrode, it can be installed direct to grade.

Q:  Will Everlast™ rot near roofs, decks, or driveways like other wood composites (fiber cement)?

No.  Everlast™ contains zero wood additives which mean it cannot absorb moisture or rot.

Q:  What do you do at the butt joints?

Everlast™ is installed end-to-end like cedar clapboard and not overlapped like vinyl siding. Everlast™ is installed over a weather resistive barrier.  Like most building products, Everlast™ may expand and contract, but minimally.  The climate, moisture level, and substrate to which the siding is installed may also play a role in the amount of actual expansion/contraction.

Q: Can Everlast™ be painted?

Yes, because of its pure acrylic capstock it is very compatible with exterior acrylic latex paints.  The proper paint and primer information can be obtained if that is a route you wish to pursue.  Please be advised, painting Everlast™ will void the ColorHold™ portion of the warranty.

Q:  What types of tools are needed to install Everlast™?

Everlast™ is installed with carpentry methods in a similar fashion to cedar clapboard (except top nailed). The tools and skill set used for a cedar siding installation are recommended.  A standard circular saw with a fine tooth/plywood blade works well for cutting.  It can be hand nailed or systematically power nailed (gun nailed) much like wood or fiber cement with the proper psi and depth setting.  

Q:  How many colors are available?

Everlast™ is available in 14 colors.

Q:  What sizes are available?

Everlast™ comes in a 7" exposure and a 4.5" exposure.  Exposure is the vertical measurement or height of clapboard or lap siding that can be seen after installed.

Q:  Does Everlast™ look like real wood?

Yes. Since the texture of Everlast™ is embossed from real cedar, most homeowners agree that Everlast™ has a very realistic wood grain.  The thickness and bevel angle of Everlast™ are consistent with cedar clapboard.

Q:  Is Everlast™ painted like wood-composite siding?

No. Everlast™ is not painted and is warranted to never require painting. Please see complete warranty for details.

Q:  What type of maintenance is required?

Just keep it clean if you want it to look great all the time. 

Q:  What type of trim can be installed with Everlast™?

Virtually any type of trim can be installed with Everlast™ Siding.

Q:  Does Everlast™ have to be caulked?

Everlast™ siding does not have to be caulked, but you may caulk if you desire. Many wood-composite siding products require caulking because if water were to get in the butt edge the siding would rot, but with Everlast™, this does not happen.

Q:  How long are Everlast™ planks?

Everlast™ planks are 12 feet long, much like many clear vertical grain (CVG) non-fingerjointed cedar clapboard planks.

Q:  Does Everlast™ create any harmful silica dust when cut?

No, Everlast™ does not create any harmful silica dust when cut like some fiber cement siding products.