Contemporary Exteriors

Pre-finished aka Faux Wood Siding

Have you ever driven by a house and thought – Wow?! How did they create this contemporary look?  What’s that exterior made of? Chances are this home was designed with Fiber Cement Panels or a very creative Composite Exterior Siding such as Boral or it could be wood – Cedar!

Fiber Cement board was developed in the 80’s by James Hardie as a replacement for asbestos cement board. Fiber Cement board is a mixture of sand, cement and cellulose and can be manufactured as lap siding, trim and panels with a variety of textures from smooth finishes to stucco. Today there are other manufacturers such as Allura and Nichiha.

With the development of the various types of Siding profiles and sizes, the Designers and Architects have created some very contemporary exteriors.

For those whose design call for fiber cement panels, metal strips are installed to seal the seams for a more contemporary look

This Designer chose pre-finished Fiber Cement Panels in a Cedar finish. Notice the metal trim used to seal the panels for a very clean, contemporary look!   (more…)

Pre-finished Cedar Siding

Western Red Cedar Shingles with Cabot Semi-Trans ‘Sagebrush’ finish.

Pre-finished Cedar Siding is in popular demand these days for its durability, its look, variety of profiles and applications!

Cedar Siding profiles include:

  • Bevel Pre-finished Cedar Siding is primarily used for exterior cladding for its weather protection and architectural style.

 

  • Board and Batten Pre-finished Cedar Siding  is also used for an exterior siding due to the rough, not smooth finish. The board and battens can be used to depict a cottage style depending upon the desired look you are seeking to achieve.

 

  • Tongue and Groove Pre-finished Cedar Siding  is used for its versatility. It can be installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally for a distinctively different look. Board and Batten or Bevel Siding, Tongue and Groove Pre-finished Cedar Siding comes in both a rough or smooth face.

 

  • Paneling/Channel Cedar Siding  also offers both the rough or smooth face along with the option of knots, small or large for a more rustic look. Clear with no knots. Gives a shadow line appearance and allows for dimensional movement as well as excellent weather protection.

 

 

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Exterior Composite Siding – Pre-finished

Boral TruExterior and LP SmartSide Exterior Siding

Boral Shiplap Profile

Carolina Colortones offers premium products and choices of Exterior Composite Siding.

Boral TruExterior offers Lap Siding with a variety of profiles, some of which include: shiplap, nickel gap, and dutch cove.  Boral is an Exterior Composite Siding comprised of a proprietary blend of products that include polymeric blend, fly ash, and glass fibers.

Homeowners and Builders who are designing their home or a home/business for a customer choose Boral for its look of real wood.

Boral TruExterior warranty states it will not decay due to rot, excessive swelling from moisture and will resist termite damage. The material warranty for is twenty (20) years.

Carolina Colortones includes a 15-year warranty for its proprietary stains/coatings. (more…)

Prefinished Fiber Cement Siding by James Hardie – Allura – Nichiha

Carolina Colortones is a top provider of Prefinished Fiber Cement Siding from leading manufacturers. Some of the notable brands we carry are:

– James Hardie

– Allura

– Nichiha

Customers searching for pre-finished fiber cement often ask, “what are the advantages of fiber cement siding?” Lasting durability and fire, wind and insect resistance are some of the best features of pre-finished fiber cement siding, making it significantly less maintenance than wood siding. Less maintenance is the number one reason consumers select fiber cement siding. (more…)

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