NuCedar: An Alternative to the Traditional Cedar Siding

NuCedar ShinglesThis article features one of our clients, the J. Gibson McIlvain company. Visit them online at or call them toll free at (800) 638-9100.

While a genuine, cedar siding home will look great, it will certainly require a great deal of regular maintenance on the homeowner’s part. Because the surface will constantly be exposed to weather, it can become discolored, moldy, or even erode. While you can clean or refinish your cedar siding every few years, chances are if you do not have the time or means to provide continual maintenance on a cedar home, you may need to find an alternative siding.

Because cedar is such a beautiful option, finding an alternative is not always an easy task. Some alternatives commercially available may not be produced in a sustainable, green method.Milling NuCedar urability, which could result in similar maintenance worries.

However, J. Gibson McIlvain now carries a composite product, NuCedar, that is 100% recyclable, virtually maintenance free, and looks exactly like its cedar competition. NuCedar Mills, Inc. has become the first company to provide factory finished, premium grade siding, trim, and millwork to customers desiring a cedar alternative. Because NuCedar is literally maintenance free, it will increase in value over the years, freeing customers from expensive, ongoing maintenance.

NuCedar Blue SidingBecause a traditional cedar siding home can be appreciated for the uniqueness and quality of the wood milling, NuCedar similarly mills its product using sharp blades. It is not smashed, molded, or formed on a machine. Crafting from Ex-Cel® cellular PVC, NuCedar provides complementary products such as clapboard, shingles, vertical siding, trim, and moulding. Another marketable feature is that these products come pre-finished from the factory with a solar reflective coating. There is also a standard 25 year warranty that is transferable.

Because a builder can waste a lot of time waiting for coats of stain and sealing to dry before moving on to another project, NuCedar’s pre-finishing will save a lot of on-site time. This in turn can save your clients money and time, getting them into their dream home faster and cheaper.

If you live in an area that is known for heavy rain and damaging weather, chances are you’ve shied away from cedar siding, knowing that the increased moisture will likely cause damage. However, NuCedar holds strong against the elements, making it especially marketable to those building a lake or beach home or a home in a wetter climate.


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  • 18 long and 3 to 8 wide shingles
  • 3/8 to 7/16 thick on the butt end and tapers to 1/8 thickness
  • Covers 20-25 square feet with a 7 exposure of the shingle
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Have cedar sided house that gets black with mildew here in SC. Rather than pressure washing which can pit and raise grain on the wood, every few years, we mix according to directions on Jomax, a surfacent, detergent with Clorox and spray it on the wood with a garden sprayer from the bottom to the top to avoid streaking. Leaving it on 15-30 minutes, results in visibly bleaching the mold from black to brown to clean. We then rinse with the garden hose. Wonders never cease. Try it on a corner somewhere. You will be amazed and be convince it is the way to go.

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