DuraTemp(tm) siding – Ultimate shed siding
Over the years we have used many sidings in the construction of our storage sheds.
As a kid I would help my father stack the rough sawn pine on the trucks. By the time I was old enough to work we were using less rough sawn pine siding and more plywood sheet siding products. Pine and Fir T1-11 were the most popular. These plywood sidings were more durable than the pine and decreased the amount of time it took us to build a shed. We began panelizing the walls in the shop allowing for a much faster install time.
The problems with the sheet sidings was that they did not take paint well. The exterior layer was rough and after a few years needed a new coat of paint. They also contained boat knots or football knots. These are areas where knots were cut out of the last layer of the T1-11 and filler was added. They are shaped like footballs or boats hence the name. The filler would sometimes deteriorate and leave the plywood exposed.Overall it was still the most cost effective, durable siding for storage sheds.
About 13 years ago we were introduced to DuraTemp™ siding.
DuraTemp™ has a plywood veneer inner core and a hardboard face. It takes paint extremely well and the hardboard face will not crack, split or check. The hardboard face will not easily show marks when hit with a hammer. Simply put it is a super tough, long lasting siding.
Key Benefits of DuraTemp™
* Does not Crack, Check or Split
* Is made using genuine plywood
* The finish resembles rough sawn cedar
* Is super easy to paint with latex gloss or semi gloss latex house paint formulated for wood( Do NOT use stain, vinyl acrylic exterior paint)
* Will not have to be repainted for 8-15 years (this is from my own experience )
* It is relatively light weight No boat knots
* No added urea formaldehyde (NAUF)
* Cost effective siding solution
The first time I was introduced to DuraTemp™ by a lumber broker I was very skeptical. I listened to his sales pitch and quite frankly wasn’t sold on it. Having heard many similar claims from other salesmen I needed some proof. At the end of our meeting he asked me if I had a bucket he could use. I went and got one for him and he went proceeded to fill it about half way with water. He took his DuraTemp™ sample and placed it in the bucket. He told me to leave it in the bucket and give him a call in a month or so.
I would pull the siding sample out of the water every few days or so to see how much it had expanded from absorbing water but there was no noticeable change. About 2-3 months later the majority of our storage sheds had DuraTemp™ hardboard siding.
At our store we have a garage we use for storing tools etc. Although I can’t remember it’s exact age it is over 10 years old. Other than the paint fading and some dings and dents to the garage doors and trim it is in incredibly good shape. I have never repainted it and don’t plan to anytime soon.
We have delivered well over five thousand sheds with DuraTemp™ siding and there have been very few problems. The ones we did have were due to a bad sheet of siding which was promptly replaced.
So if you’re buying or building a shed don’t hesitate to go with DuraTemp.