The latest trend: imitation woodgrain exterior siding
Almost no one is unmoved by the beauty of nature. The same is true of the environment around us: our décor and our homes have the ability to influence or state of mind and our sense of well-being. This is why they must be harmonious and in keeping with our wants and needs.
These days, the construction projects carried out by architects and architectural technicians are chock full of possibilities for creating living spaces that are both functional and inspired by nature. One of the most highly valued materials is genuine wood. But despite its beauty, it presents certain disadvantages that you should be aware of.
What are the advantages of choosing natural wood? Is it preferable to choose imitation wood exterior siding? You’ll find all of the answers here!
Genuine wood: timeless and versatile…
When the time comes to choose the materials for a construction project, wood is often one of the first things that come to mind. Extremely popular, warm, enveloping and reminiscent of nature, genuine wood is a timeless classic that will endure the years with grace.
Easy to adapt to homeowners’ tastes, wood can be given a unique appearance with the use of different colors of paint, transforming the style of a home with the stroke of a brush. As versatile as anyone could hope for, it also combines well with just about any other construction material. So a construction project that includes genuine wood holds almost unlimited potential for creativity on the part of the architect as well as the client.
…And requiring maintenance
It’s important to point out that the purchase price of genuine wood is generally higher than that of other materials. Obviously, the initial cost of real wood will be largely compensated by its durability. However, assiduous maintenance will be required in order to prevent it from degrading. It should be inspected at least twice a year and cleaned regularly to avoid the accumulation of dirt and the growth of algae. Furthermore, wood should be repainted every 5, 10 or 15 years (depending on the treatment the homeowner chooses).
If your clients love wood, but their budget is limited, imitation wood materials (vinyl, extruded aluminum, engineered wood, etc.) could be an excellent alternative.
Imitation woodgrain aluminum planks: myriad advantages
The beauty and durability of extruded aluminum siding has been known for more than 50 years now. Very resistant to wear, fading and extreme weather conditions, it’s also the material with the best resistance to abrasion.
For those who love wood but want to pay less, imitation woodgrain extruded aluminum offers the best of both worlds: the appearance of genuine wood in all of its glory, but at an affordable price and without all the maintenance.
Here are some of the advantages of opting for imitation woodgrain aluminum:
- It can easily be mistaken for genuine wood
- It’s warp-resistant
- It’s highly resistant to impacts, scratches and UV radiation
- It requires no maintenance
- It’s easy to install
- It can stand up to cold, damp conditions
- It’s fireproof
- It comes in a variety of colors for custom style
Add a unique touch to your project!
Do you want to distinguish yourself in your residential projects? Do you want to offer your clients the best choices in products? Let the Woodgrain Series from Promark serve as your inspiration. You can choose from a vast selection of superior-quality imitation woodgrain extruded aluminum planks for your residential, commercial, industrial and multi-family dwelling projects.