If you have scrolled through Tamlin’s website photo gallery you will have seen many beautifully designed homes which often utilize Tamlin’s factory prefinishing option for sidings, timber frame, and trim. Factory prefinishing is a natural fit with our prefabricated house packages, and typically includes high quality paint or stain applied in ideal factory conditions on cement board or western red cedar sidings. This allows for many years of maintenance-free enjoyment of your home.
While Tamlin prefinishes our douglas fir timber frame components in-house, some products such as sidings are factory finished locally through Tamlin’s dependable supplier-partner network. This network allows us to offer the best quality, warranties, and ease of maintenance. For cement board sidings such as lap siding, premade shingles, or trim boards, you may choose from standard or custom-coloured factory applied finishes.
These finishes are applied to either “Allura” or “Hardie” cement board products, with your choice of smooth or wood grain finishes. The quality of the “Rustic Series” (two-toned wood grain finish), is ideal for severe climate conditions or fire zones where wood products may not be suitable. Exterior finish warranties on cement board sidings range up to 20 years.
Tamlin can also provide treated factory painted trim boards using “RealTrim”, for barge and facia areas and this comes with a 25 year limited warranty. When sidings are installed, Tamlin often recommends “premade” corners that are precut to overlap the ends of sidings, and this reduces installation time while providing a perfect fit.
Tamlin’s specialty over the past 45 years has been our premier Douglas Fir and Western Red Cedar wood products. Typical products include “shadowline” T&G profiled sidings, board and batten, beveled siding, and vertical grain shingles. Custom milling and planing equipment is used for accurate sizing and providing smooth or “resawn” finishes.
Tamlin prides itself as having one of the best supplies of quality softwood in North America, here in British Columbia, where the quality and durability of western red cedar is renown.
For our timber frame components and wood sidings, Tamlin can provide standard or custom prefinishing in our choice of colours. Typically, we provide real samples of wood products that are prestained and shipped to our clients so they can see and feel exactly what will be provided in their house package. We recommend a durable, eco-friendly, water-based stain that can be easily recoated.
For Tamlin’s timber frame components, we “seal” all timbers with a clear sealer to protect the timbers. This is after all timbers have been hand sanded. For clients who prefer a natural stain or custom stain colour, Tamlin can colour match your selection.
Tamlin provides other custom products such as our premier 1×4 and 1×6 smooth face douglas fir for soffits and ceiling finish options. All of our clients appreciate the natural texture and colour of douglas fir, so most of the time a clear coat is applied for prefinishing, and the wood naturally becomes deeper and richer in tone over time without the need for a tinted stain.
Tamlin treats every home package as a customized project and we hope you have a better idea of the scope of work involved in making your dream home become a reality.