Synthetic fiber technology is fundamental to the impressive functionality of RISE products. Traditional and other composite materials are often versions of a compromise, whether it be among aesthetics, installation ease, durability or economics. While fiber cement, engineered wood, real wood and PVC have positive traits, each has a trade-off when viewed holistically from raw materials to on-the-wall performance.
The manufacturing process for RISE includes essentially four steps:
The first involves the preparation of the synthetic fibers that make up the bulk of the substrate. These fibers are cleaned, cut to specific dimensions and dosed with exterior grade resins that will bind the fibers together once pressed.
The second step is layering these fibers onto the bottom overlay and then covering those fibers with face overlay. The layering of these fibers impacts both strength in the core and surface fidelity.
At this third stage, the prepped fibers are sandwiched between two overlays and put into a press to apply heat and pressure. In the press, the resins are activated, and the entirety of the mixture is bound into a singular substrate. Before the last stage, large sheets emerge from the press and are cut and ripped to various siding and trim dimensions
The final, and fourth, stage is edge coating, priming or painting the surfaces and packaging.
While there are many more details to the process to ensure consistency, various performance characteristics and quality, these are the primary steps in the manufacturing process. The RISE proprietary method of combining synthetic fibers, resins and overlays creates a substrate that excels in long-term performance, durability and installation ease.
Top performance factors that matter with trim and siding choices:
The strong, sturdy and impact-resistant quality of RISE protects it from cracking often associated with other more brittle products.
RISE synthetic products will not degrade from moisture, including freeze/thaw conditions, like wood and other products do even with incidental ground contact.
RISE Siding is available in 20' lengths, which minimizes problematic butt joints and enhances curb appeal. RISE is also available in 13’4” lengths for customers who value easier handling. (Joints can be addressed with pan flashing, joint covers or caulking.)
Maintenance is included in siding performance, although it’s not always mentioned. It is important to keep cladding material in optimal condition and consider the potential costs of keeping it unspoiled. RISE synthetic polymer products require minimal maintenance, unlike wood and stucco cladding, which are expensive and time-consuming to preserve over time. RISE substrate is warrantied for 30 years. RISE coatings are warrantied for 15 years.
It performs and protects, but most importantly, it preserves.