J. Gibson McIlvain now carries a product that is not made from real wood. As featured on DIY’s show “This New House” with Amy Matthews and Kevin O’Connor (see video below), NuCedar products provide an option that’s both environmentally friendly and well made. One main difference between NuCedar siding, trim, and shingles and other leading composites is that NuCedar products are actually milled, just like lumber is.
Because you can order pre-finished products, offering NuCedar can help your customer save money while you save valuable time and effort in coordinating multiple brands or extra subcontractors. We think you’ll find these cladding products from NuCedar Mills to be similar to real wood in both their beauty and their durability.
A Peek at the NuCedar Sawmill
NuCedar products are not stamped or molded, like most synthetic cladding materials; instead, they’re milled, just like wood. Unlike wood, though, NuCedar products never rot. Unlike competitors’ products, these milled products display the same kinds of precise lines and textures achieved in wood when it is milled. Like anyone who’s familiar with saw mills knows, carefully adjusted machines and freshly sharpened blades are keys to creating quality millwork. At NuCedar Mills, they believe in taking the steps necessary to achieve premium results. All NuCedar exterior cladding products are milled from Ex-Cel® cellular PVC.
From Clapboard and Vertical Siding, to Shingles, Trim, Mouldings, and a variety of accessories, NuCedar makes products in a wide range of textures and colors. Since their products are not simply painted on the surface but dyed throughout with a solar-reflective coating, the company backs their products with a 25-year transferable warranty.
NuCedar Appearance Options
NuCedar exterior cladding products are available in a variety of colors and textures. Colors include mostly neutral tones, along with a few more distinctive hues often used in traditional styles. Super White, Antique White, and Ancient Marble are all in the white family. Then there’s the tan family, consisting of Wool Skein, Basket Beige, and Quiver Tan. Grays include Worldly Gray, Svelte Sage, Willow Tree, and Argos. Shades of blue range from Bracing Blue to Open Air and Aleutian Air. Hints of green can be seen in Relaxed Khaki and Coastal Plain. Rounding out the color options for siding are Convivial Yellow and Cedar. Two additional colors are available for trim and cornerboards: Wineberry and Anderson Green.
In addition to color, you can also choose from two textures that you can both see and feel: Smooth and RoughSawn™. Three different exposures offer even more variation. The first, Board & Batten, allows for a rustic look with alternating wide boards and narrow battens. The second, Channel Rustic, includes a ½-inch overlap and 1-inch channel. The third exposure type, Shiplap, hints at traditional ship-building techniques and includes a ½-inch overlap which creates a flush joint.
In a future post, we’ll take a look at the different types of cladding and accessories that NuCedar offers.
J. Gibson McIlvain Company
Since 1798, when Hugh McIlvain established a lumber business near Philadelphia, the McIlvain family has been immersed in the premium import and domestic lumber industry. With its headquarters located just outside of Baltimore, the J. Gibson McIlvain Company (www.mcilvain.com) is one of the largest U.S. importers of exotic woods.
As an active supporter of sustainable lumber practices, the J. Gibson McIlvain Company has provided fine lumber for notable projects throughout the world, including the White House, Capitol building, Supreme Court, and the Smithsonian museums.
Contact a representative at J. Gibson McIlvain today by calling (800) 638-9100.
Image credits: Top 3 © NuCedar; Bottom © J Gibson McIlvain