Designed to be eco-friendly and sustainable, 94% of RISE building products are made from a blend of recycled content, with a focus on using post-consumer carpet fibers and post-industrial synthetic fibers from the automotive, packaging, and insulation industries.
By repurposing this mix of polyester, polypropylene, and fiberglass, we're able to keep the materials out of landfills and reduce our impact on the environment. The remaining 6% of our products is comprised of top and bottom overlays, as well as resins used to bind the product together. We strive to make sure that even these materials are as eco-friendly as possible, so you can be confident you’ve made a sustainable choice when you choose RISE building products.
Our products are made with a blend of materials sourced from a variety of post-consumer and post-industrial sources.
- Our post-consumer carpet fibers primarily come from California suppliers who collect carpet from residential homes and apartments, remove the backing, and then clean and bale the fibers for shipment to RISE.
- Our post-industrial sources for automotive liner come from various original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and car manufacturers, who provide RISE with the trimmings and other waste streams created during the production of car and truck liners. (An OEM is defined by the government as a company which, with its own facilities, performs the primary activities in transforming inorganic or organic substances, including the assembly of parts and components, into the end item being acquired.)
- Our post-industrial fiberglass is sourced from the trimmings created during insulation production by manufacturers in the industry.
- Additional post-industrial sources for RISE packaging come from manufacturers of food grade bags for the animal-feed industry.
By repurposing these materials that would otherwise end up in landfills, we're able to help reduce waste and our environmental impact, while still creating high-quality and durable building products.
Yes, there are more than enough recycled materials to support the continued growth of RISE Building Products for years to come. We are confident in our ability to maintain a reliable and sustainable supply chain for our key ingredients thanks to several factors, including:
- States such as California and New York have passed laws that regulate the disposal of carpet and other similar materials, helping to create a steady stream of recycled content for our products.
- Many manufacturers increasingly seek ways to reduce waste and improve their sustainability practices, which makes them more likely to work with recycling companies such as RISE.
- With our commitment to sustainability and our partnerships with these suppliers, we're able to ensure our products remain eco-friendly, durable, and of the highest quality, while we support a more sustainable future for our planet.
- RISE trim and lap siding is made for easy installation. There is no special training required. A crew can use all the same woodworking tools typically found on a jobsite.
- RISE trim and siding contains no hazardous materials, so protective masks or equipment aren’t needed.
- For step-by-step instructions on how to properly store, prepare, and install RISE trim and lap siding, please refer to our Installation Instructions found here: https://risebuildingproducts.com/document-library
Board and batten is a classic siding style that offers a simple, yet elegant, way to add texture and visual interest to the exterior of a home. RISE products make it easy to create the board-and-batten look with a variety of design options.
Whether you're looking for a traditional or modern look, RISE has the products you need to achieve your desired style. Additionally, because RISE products are made from durable, low-maintenance materials, your board-and-batten siding will look great for years to come.
To create the look, install 4x10 panels first and then apply 3” wide battens vertically to cover seams between panels and false battens in the field of the panels as far apart as your design requires. For more information, please see our installation instructions.
- For roof lines, a minimum of 1/2 inch clearance is recommended between the RISE siding and the roof surface. This clearance helps prevent moisture from collecting between the two surfaces and allows for proper ventilation.
- When it comes to installation at grade, the best practice is to have a minimum of 4 inches of clearance between the bottom of the siding and the ground. This clearance allows for proper drainage and helps prevent moisture-related issues, such as rot and mold.
- But with RISE products, light ground contact is acceptable, which means the bottom of the siding can touch the ground, if it is not fully buried and still allows for some air circulation.
- It is important to keep the siding as far from the ground as possible to minimize the risk of moisture-related issues. The 30-year substrate warranty is not impacted by light ground contact, but the RISE 15-year warranty on the paint coatings does not cover light ground contact.
- For other horizontal surfaces that intersect with the siding, including decks and porches, a ½” clearance is required, as well as an adequate water drainage system.
- It's important to follow the recommended clearance guidelines to ensure the longevity and performance of the RISE siding.
- RISE products come in both primed and pre-finished options, with a variety of colors from which to choose. You can find more information on the available colors and finishes by visiting the RISE website.
- RISE has also established partnerships with a variety of prefinishers who offer an array of color palettes with distinctive characteristics, such as two-toned colors which are available by region. For further information on these options, please do not hesitate to contact us.
- RISE is made in the USA, specifically Mankato, Minnesota. All raw materials are domestically sourced as of March 1, 2018.
- RISE trim is manufactured to be a single face product with a defined front and back. The RISE manufacturing process uses overlays on the front and backsides for added protection. Only the face is primed, painted, and intended for exposure.
- RISE has been installed on homes since 2018. RISE is also committed to continuous improvement and has commercialized several improved product versions since inception.
- RISE utilizes recognized 3rd party testing laboratories, such as InterTek and ICC, that provide an objective and thorough examination of RISE products across such tests as wind load resistance, moisture resistance, expansion/contraction tolerances and various acceptance criteria for building codes.
- RISE also has its own in-house testing and quality assurance program to ensure product performance in the field.
It performs and protects, but most importantly, it preserves.