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Choosing the Right Manufacturer

choosing the right manufacturer

There are many things in life where the choice of manufacturer is somewhat irrelevant.  However, when it comes to exterior wood products, choosing the right manufacturer matters! 

On that note, let me introduce you to the Belco XT® products

Belco XT® Trim Process

Many manufacturers offer a surface coating or a non-permanent coating with a preservative added.  However, while this may sound great, the wood is still left vulnerable.

Belco XT® Trim goes the extra mile that makes all the difference. This has earned us a designation as the best wood trim manufacturer.

Here is our 5 step process:

Step One

We choose the highest quality of wood to ensure 100% usable product in the field. Next, we then professionally hand grade and sort our wood. Then, we dry our wood to a 19% moisture level.  


Step Two

After drying the wood at an ideal level, we apply Wolman AG Preservative by Lonza. We apply this directly to the bare wood surface where it is absorbed into the wood fibers. 

Most importantly, this first layer of direct protection is crucial for maximum resistance to rot and decay. 

Wolman AG is EPA-approved and offers stellar protection against mold, mildew, and fungal decay. Additionally,  there is some protection against termites. 

Furthermore, product used for wood preservation that is also metal- free.

The active ingredients are propiconazole, tebuconazole, and imidacloprid for ultimate protection.  

Farmers use these ingredients to prevent fungal growth on vegetables, nuts and fruits, as well as on flowers and shrubs. 

They can also be found on antimicrobial products for the home. These products include shower curtains, paints, stains, adhesives, residential insect control, and for cat and dog flea control.  

Wolman AG is listed in the Standards of American Wood Protection Association and is ANSI-accredited (an organization that standardizes wood preservatives).

Step Three

In the third step, after the wood is dry, a primer coating is added, further protecting against mold and mildew. 

Step Four

After that, as part of the coating process, the wood travels through our drying ovens.  This process creates a product that will last for years to come.

We guarantee it with our 20-year limited warranty!

This vaults Belco to be the leading choice in wood trim manufacturers.

Step Five

Along with our rigorous treatment process, we plane our trim, offering a shaped, textured trim board.  

Conclusion about Choosing the Right Manufacturer and More Information

Here at Belco we offer many different sizes and shapes of our Belco XT Trim to meet all your needs. 

The choice is easy. Choose the best. Choose the most cost-effective trim over the long haul. Therefore, Belco XT Trim is the clear winner, and when you choose Belco, you choose the right manufacturer!

To learn more about exterior trim our article will answer all your questions: The Complete Guide To Choosing Exterior House Trim Materials. 

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Our Happy Customers

Preservative treated, primed, and available with a combed, brushed, resawn, or smooth face. The real beauty of your home comes to life through a well made trim package.

Preservative treated, primed, and available with a combed or smooth face. These glulam columns are strong, beautiful, and enhance any exterior design. 

Belco XT®-T&G is graded smooth face with edge vees on all four edges and a textured ungraded back.

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