What is ArmorCoat XT?
All of our milled, treated, and primed wood products for decorating exteriors fall under the ArmorCoat XT brand.
ArmorCoat XT Products
The real beauty of your home is brought to life by a carefully selected trim package. Foot for foot, solid wood remains the most cost effective, naturally attractive choice available.
Comb-faced, treated, primed and ready for paint or stain. Engineered for load bearing and treated for service length to meet all of your structural needs.
ArmorCoat XT Manufacturing Process
ArmorCoat XT products set a high bar for excellence at beneficial price points since they are manufactured from the best raw fiber in the Pacific Northwest. We start with the highest grades of spruce/pine/fir (SPF) to meet the quality standards of our discerning customers. After that, we add significant value with our manufacturing process that is backed by our unique quality assurance program.
ArmorCoat XT Quality Assurance Program
Our quality assurance program for ArmorCoat XT products encompasses five key points of ownership at every step along the production line.
1. Limited Moisture Content
We check the moisture content and recondition the wood to meet our standards of 13-18%.
2. Milled to Perfection
Our products are milled to reach the desired size, texture, and edge specifications. The edges are square cut on six sides and the faces come in three varieties, which include combed, smooth, and resawn.
3. Treated with Wolman AG
For over a century, Wolman AG by Lonza has been the leader in wood preservation. Wolman AG, hailed as the first nonmetallic, environmentally friendly treatment for residential and commercial markets, consists of two fungicides and an insecticide. Wolman AG extends the life of your wood for all AWPA above ground applications by resisting mold, midlew, rot, and termites. Wolman AG is also qualified under the Water-Repellent Preservative Treatment Certification Program, which is conducted by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA).
4. Primed for Aesthetics
The primer that we use serves as a water-repellant, protective coating and is the first line of defense against moisture intrusion. It also passes the three most critical tests as developed by the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). These include the primer adhesion test, the moisture absorption test, and the wet scrub resistance test.
5. Wrapped for Protection
After that, products are wrapped with a heavy, premium lumber cover. Then corner protectors and stickers are placed on the cover. Finally, the ends are sealed with anti-check coating.
ArmorCoat XT Building Material Comparison
Why ArmorCoat XT?
1. Light to Carry
ArmorCoat XT products use high grades of spruce, pine, and fir (SPF), so they are lighter than fiber cement and engineered wood. ArmorCoat XT SPF weighs 1 ½ lbs per foot and fiber cement weighs 4.96 lbs per foot.
2. Primed and Ready to Go
Because ArmorCoat XT products are already primed, you can save hours that would have been spent waiting for the primer coat to dry.
3. Sustainable Materials
Customers are becoming more particular by requesting sustainable materials to build their homes. You can set them at ease with the promise that our treatment process is environmentally friendly and our wood building materials are completely renewable.
4. Low Cull Rate
Since our cull rate is only 0.5%, you will get 99.5% usable products.
5. Dust Protection
Fiber cement can cause a variety of health problems for builders when hazardous dust equipment is neglected on the job site. Choose ArmorCoat XT to protect your workers and meet OSHA requirements.
6. No Special Tools Required
With ArmorCoat XT, you can minimize equipment needs because you won’t ever need to use any special saws or vacuums.
7. Ideal Fastening Pattern
Our products can easily be attached with nails or screws due to our light fastening pattern.
8. More Thicknesses Available
ArmorCoat XT products come in 1 inch, 5/4 inch, and 2 inch thicknesses to suit all of your building needs.
9. More Lengths Available
You’ll be happy to hear that ArmorCoat XT products come in 20’ lengths.
10. Exceptional Value
You won’t have to break the bank with ArmorCoat XT since we generally have a much lower cost per foot than fiber cement, engineered word, and cedar.
11. 20-Year Limited Warranty.
When properly installed, ArmorCoat XT products are covered by a 20-year limited warranty and all claims are our responsibility, which means that you'll have fewer unwanted callbacks. In addition, it is transferable to secondary owners, so your customers will be able to obtain replacement products by showing us a receipt.
History of ArmorCoat XT
2002 - Belco revolutionized the market for primed SPF fascia when it created the ArmorCoat manufacturing process.
2003 - ArmorCoat products entered the trim and fascia market with robust demand.
2015 - ArmorCoat XT featuring Wolman AG surface treatment became standard on all XT Trim products. In addition, Belco launched the XT Post as part of the ArmorCoat XT product line.