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)
No. Everlast™ contains zero wood additives which mean it cannot absorb moisture or rot.
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.
Everlast™ is available in 14 colors.
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.
Just keep it clean if you want it to look great all the time.
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.
Yes, because Everlast™ contains no materials that will absorb water, rot, or corrode, it can be installed direct to grade.
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.
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.
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.
No. Everlast™ is not painted and is warranted to never require painting.
Virtually any type of trim can be installed with Everlast™ Siding.
Everlast™ planks are 12 feet long, much like many clear vertical grain (CVG) non-fingerjointed cedar clapboard planks.
No, Everlast™ does not create any harmful silica dust when cut like some fiber cement siding products.