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 roll 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 10 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.