Where can I buy NuCedar siding?
NuCedar Siding and Pre-Finished Trim has a sole distributor in the US, Garden State Lumber. You can find them at www.gardenstatelumber.com or give them a call at 800.526.4708. You can also try Garden State’s “Find a Retailer” page by clicking here.
Where can I buy EX-Cel® Trim & Sheet?
We want to be sure that we send you to proper dealer or distributor in your area for EX-Cel® PVC Trm & Sheet. Please contact us here and let us know where you are located and we'll find the best option for you.
Why would someone use cellular PVC as a siding product or trimboard?
NuCedar architectural siding, trim and millwork replicates the look, warmth and charm of cedar, yet it has lower maintenance than real wood.
Can I get the material Pre-Finished?
Yes, all NuCedar cladding & pre-finished trim products come factory finished in 14 traditional siding colors,and 16 standard trim colors, with plenty of custom color options through PPG®. See our color options on our Timeless Color Page
Why would anyone paint EX-Cel® if you do not have to?
Cellular PVC, including EX-Cel® PVC, does not need to be painted if you prefer to leave as its natural white color. Our PVC material is extruded with Titanium, which helps maintain the whiteness of the sheet. However, eventually all PVC will yellow over time, it could be years or even decades though.
Painting is a good alternative. It will help with the yellowing, plus give you many different color options. Lastly, it will keep the cellular PVC cleaner longer if it is painted, since painting minimizes the static cling that is a natural result of the sheet manufacturing process.
Our Pre-finished NuCedar PVC uses specially designed deionization technology to reduce static buildup, nothing eliminates the static and maintains the original beauty of the installation better than our factory applied finish. Eliminating the Static, possible yellowing, and the Labor of painting in the field.
If I want to paint the EX-Cel® PVC, what paint do I use?
Use a high-grade exterior 100% acrylic latex paint with urethane additive. The LRV (Light Reflective Value) needs to be 55 units or greater. Be sure that your surface is properly cleaned and lightly sanded. Remove any mildew or mold with a mixture of water and bleach.
What products do you offer?
The NuCedar product offering includes NuCedar Shingles, NuCedar Fancy Cut Shingles, four Vertical Siding styles, and a complete line of coordinated trim and accessories. Finish options available are smooth and RoughSawn™. All NuCedar products are factory finished.
EX-Cel® products consist of a large variety of PVC Trim, Sheet, and Mouldings. Our EX-Cel® products will come unfinished in our bright white color. See our EX-Cel Products page for more details.
What are the specific color choices for NuCedar products?
NuCedar products are available in 14 traditional colors (16 Trim Colors). Some Custom Colors are an option. Visit our Timeless Color Page to explore the various color options.
What is your warranty?
NuCedar offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty on the product and the finish.
EX-Cel® offer a 25-year transferable warranty on our substrate (i.e., the cellular PVC).
Our warranty states that our substrate will not crack, rot or delaminate. Our NuCedar factory finished product also carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty covering cracking, peeling, and chipping or paint. Get more information about our industry leading warranty.
Are special tools required to work with NuCedar?
No, standard woodworking tools are all that you need.
How do you install NuCedar Shingles™?
NuCedar Classic R&R Shingles™ are installed after trim and utilize the same installation techniques as cedar shingles with some minor adjustments. It is imperative to follow our fastening pattern specified. Refer to our installation instructions & videos for more details
What Fasteners should be used with NuCedar Shingles™?
Use exterior grade ring shank (5D Stainless) or siding nails or at least 7/16˝ wide crown stainless steel staples.
How do you install NuCedar Vertical Siding, Trimboard, Cornerboard and Sheet?
The preferred method of fastening is to use the Starborn PRO PLUG® hidden screw and color matching plug fastening system available through Jain and included with your Vertical Siding, Trimboard and Corner orders. NuCedar trimboard, corners and sheets are installed as you would any other cellular PVC; i.e., with heavy fastening to minimize board/sheet movement. Please refer to our complete installation instructions.
How close to the ground or roofline can I install NuCedar siding and trim?
NuCedar siding can be in direct contact with the ground since it has no wicking properties, i.e. it will not absorb water. NuCedar Siding is typically installed a minimum ¼” from rooflines and grade to allow moisture to escape.
What type of underlayment do you require/suggest?
A weather resistant barrier or drainage plain system which complies with the Model Building Codes (UBC, Standard, etc) should be used behind exterior siding. Some examples, but not limited to, Tyvek® HomeWrap® and the ZIP System®, or Benjamin Obdyke Hydrogap®, please make sure to refer to your local housing codes & underlayment manufacturers on installation.
We do NOT recommend using Homeslicker or Cedar Breather behind our NuCedar Shingles. However, they CAN be used under our NuCedar Vertical profiles.
Will NuCedar rot or flake?
No, Jain Products are made of cellular PVC which will not absorb moisture under any circumstances. Moisture causes wood to rot; fiber cement to flake.
Will NuCedar generate mold or mildew?
No, however any material that is exposed to dust and a damp environment will generate mold or mildew. Jain Products resists moisture and its damaging effects. If mold appears, simply wash it off with a hose. Mold cannot penetrate the surface of cellular PVC.
A 10:1 bleach mixture or products such as Wet&Forget® or Simple Green will help eliminate mold and mildew. Be sure to test a small area before applying everywhere.
Will NuCedar fade?
NuCedar’s finish is superior to every coating that we have tested. Our finish has a solar-reflective pigment in the paint, however, like any product exposed to direct sunlight, colors may experience minimal fade over the years. Given enough time, UV light will ultimately damage even the most durable coatings.
Is it necessary to wear a dust mask when cutting Jain products?
NuCedar & EX-Cel cut like wood and produces saw dust that is very similar to pine and cedar saw dust in appearance. Unlike fiber cement, Jain products contains no fiber, cellulose or other ingredients requiring safety masks. Use the same safety precautions with NuCedar and EX-Cel as you would when cutting wood products.
Can this be incinerated safely?
Yes, modern waste facilities are designed to safely incinerate cellular PVC without harm to the environment. However, since cellular PVC is 100% recyclable, the market for cellular PVC saw dust and chips is increasing steadily. Most manufacturers recycle their by-products as a matter of routine today. As the market for cellular PVC building materials continues to develop, contractors and builders will soon find an aftermarket for this waste as well.
Will Jain products hold a flame?
NuCedar products will not hold a flame. Cellular PVC has an oxygen value of 35%. Materials with a value greater than 28% are considered self-extinguishing. Removal of an active flame will stop burning. By comparison, birch and oak carry oxygen values of 21% and 23% respectively. Jain products meet requirments of Class A Fire Rating.
Is NuCedar a green product?
Yes. All sheet stock used to make NuCedar products includes at least 20% pre-consumer recycled material and the end product is 100% recyclable. NuCedar products are factory finished with a water based, solar reflective coating from PPG® that reduces heat transferred from the sun’s rays. As a result, the walls of the home are significantly cooler and energy costs can be reduced from 4-13% dependent on location and wall insulation - even when using darker colors (1). All NuCedar products will last for generations. They will not rot or decay and are resistant to water and insect damage, therefore minimizing maintenance costs.
(1)Source: U.S. Department of Energy
Does NuCedar fulfill LEED and National Green Standard Building certification points?
Certification points are available for each program; please view Building Sustainably with NuCedar (pdf) for clarification.