TruGuard Case Studies: Charlotte First Solar Neighborhood

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 by Lucas Wilson


Aesthetically Pleasing Yet Low Maintenance Siding Needed

Chelsea Buidling Group is known for building beautifully detailed, classically different, mechanically and structurally superior homes. They build the homes of tomorrow, today. And they do so without compromising design. In fact, not only do ReAlta homes incorporate solar power and home automation, they also embody contemporary architecture rarely seen on the east coast.

Cheslea Building Group approached TruGuard, looking for a contemporary exterior cladding that fit with their building techniques (in this case, low maintenance). James Hardie Artisan V-Groove and Nichiha VintageWood Fiber Cement immediately came to mind.


With Charlotte’s first Solar Neighborhood coming to life, TruGuard proved to be the perfect contractor to install the contemporary exterior look.

The Artisan V-Groove is pre-primed and painted on site to fit with one of the pre-selected color palettes. The VintageWood on the other hand, comes in two pre-finished colors that mimic the natural beauty and texture of real wood without the maintenance requirements. Whatever your aesthetic needs, TruGuard can offer a variety of cladding solutions for your remodel or new construction home.

Client Testimonial

“Over the course of two decades I have been on a constant pursuit for competent, qualified subcontractors who hold the same values and exhibit the same character and quality that we expect of our employees. I can say without reservation that my search in the exteriors category has ended with TruGuard.

We recently began construction on a new neighborhood (ReAlta) in the Charlotte area.  ReAlta is the first Solar Neighborhood in Charlotte and has some of the most forward thinking design aspects ever seen in this market.  Many of the complex design aspects are found in the exterior finishes.

We were looking for exterior products that were modern in appearance and also had ‘low maintenance’ qualities.  We decided to use the James Hardie Artisan Rustic V-Groove and the Nichiha Vintage Wood product.  Both products are new to the Charlotte area and are extremely difficult to install properly.  TruGuard took painstaking steps to ensure these products were installed correctly the first time and will stand the test of time.  The finished product and the quality of install are unique, beautiful and have made our homes truly stand out. In my opinion, no other exteriors company could have performed with such precision.  I wouldn’t trust any other company to handle this type of project.”

– Jeff Conger. Chelsea Building Group

Project Summary

Products Installed: James Hardie Artisan V-Groove Fiber Cement Siding and Nichiha

“Best experience ever! Most professional construction company in the Charlotte area, from sales to production. Organized, on time, friendly, clean and they do what they said they would do!”

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