MiraTEC© Treated Exterior Composite Trim

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MiraTEC© Treated Exterior Composite Trim
it looks just like real wood...only better

Combining beauty with the best in technology and performance, MiraTEC Trim helps you achieve a distinctive look for the long term.

MiraTEC Trim provides the perfect accent to any exterior cladding – cement fiber, vinyl, brick, OSB, hardboard, wood or stucco. You have the option of a smooth side and a textured side for maximum versatility. It’s also factory primed with a mildew-resistant primer on all four sides for easy painting.

MiraTEC Trim will not delaminate as it is not hardboard, and is moisture, rot and termite resistant, because it is treated with zinc borate. MiraTEC Trim excels in all four seasons. Because MiraTEC Trim is specially treated, it’s more cost-effective over time than redwood, cedar, fir or poplar, MiraTEC lasts longer and holds paint better.

Product Quality

Thanks to CMI's patented TEC manufacturing process, MiraTEC Trim is uniformly thick and dense, with no voids or knots. Any way you use it, MiraTEC Trim provides maximum yield, eliminates waste, and offers a plentiful product supply and stable pricing. And MiraTEC is backed by a 30-year limited warranty.

Exclusive, patented technology

The revolution is in the performance.

  • 30-year limited warranty
  • Moisture, rot and termite resistant
  • treated with zinc borate
  • Won't check, split or crack
  • One solid piece, not laminated
  • Uniform density and thickness
  • Cuts consistently
  • Clear cedar texture on one side
  • Smooth texture on the other side
  • Easy to handle, machine, cut and nail
  • Factory primed on all 4 sides with a mildew resistant primer
  • 4/4 and 5/4, 16' lengths

MiraTEC Exterior Composite Trim

Nominal
Thickness

Length
Actual
Thickness
1"
16'
 
5/4"
16'
1"


MiraTEC Advantages

1. MiraTEC is better than wood because it is an engineered product that offers performance that wood can't. MiraTEC resists warping, cupping, and splitting. It is treated to resist moisture, rot and termites. It comes with a factory-applied mildew-resistant primer, saving time and labor. MiraTEC has a 30 year warranty and offers stable availability, quality, and full yields, unlike wood.

2. MiraTEC is better than hardboard trim because MiraTEC is made of one solid piece through a patented process designed specifically to make trim. Hardboard trim is made from two pieces of hardboard siding that are glued together. These trim products may delaminate or split. MiraTEC is one piece, solid through and through.

3. MiraTEC is better than OSB trim because MiraTEC has a more authentic cedar texture than OSB; MiraTEC is reversible (meaning less inventory to carry) and MiraTEC can be machined for use as a variety of decorative accessories. OSB offers none of these benefits.

4. MiraTEC is better than PVC trim because MiraTEC offers a more realistic cedar texture, does not have issues with thermal expansion, and MiraTEC costs half as much as most PVC trim, while offering many of the same performance benefits. Also:

  • MiraTEC has the largest product offering available on the market today, with widths ranging from 2" to 16".
  • MiraTEC has a 30-year warranty.
  • The MiraTEC warranty covers rot, hail damage and warp.
  • No other engineered wood trim covers this.


5. Unlike MiraTEC Trim, wood trim has knots and imperfections, does not generate 100% yields, is not available with a warranty and is typically not sold with a factory-applied primer.

Most composite trim products available on the market today are composed of hardboard. These products are made from two (2) pieces of hardboard siding laminated together. Unlike MiraTEC Trim, these products are prone to delamination and are not as durable as MiraTEC. Most of these products have less warranty protection than MiraTEC.

How MiraTEC is made

MiraTEC is a treated wood composite trim made using the TEC™ sealed-press manufacturing process. This process was designed specifically for MiraTEC trim.

In this patented process, wood fiber, phenolic resins, zinc borate (a wood preservative), a water repellent and other ingredients are combined and formed into a thick fiber mat. This mat is loaded into a sealed cavity. Steam is introduced during the pressing process to facilitate uniform heat transfer throughout the mat, resulting in a board that has exceptionally consistent physical properties.

Critical factors can be set during this process to produce a firm surface for superb paint holdout and performance. The wood preservative and phenolic resin provide moisture, rot and termite resistance, and further enhance long-term performance. MiraTEC is also termite resistant. Due to this unique technology, MiraTEC is backed by a 30-year warranty.

For more product and sales info, contact Tarheel Wood Treating, Hwy 54, Morrisville NC at 919-467-9176.


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