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Metal Siding

Metal siding, also referred to as aluminum or steel siding, is a step up from vinyl siding. It is one option that happens to be simple to install which is why it is the cheapest to install. Aluminum is the more popular choice for metal siding. It is a good choice for homeowners who want a bright color for their home, but don’t want the cost of wood siding. Keep in mind; metal does require regular maintenance, but not as much as wood does. It is also an extremely durable product, especially with an occasional coat of paint.

Metal siding falls in between wood and vinyl on the price line. It is less expensive than wood and more expensive than vinyl. Steel and aluminum siding systems are very close in appearance to horizontal wood siding but metal doesn’t require as much maintenance. Both options can be painted a variety of colors, but in order to ensure quality results it is important that you choose a paint specially formulated for metal siding. In addition, metal siding offers superior energy efficiency compared to vinyl, which translates into lower heating and cooling costs for years to come. It can also withstand more heat than vinyl.

If you decide to consider metal siding options for your home, you will want to keep your local climate in mind because steel and aluminum work differently in different climates. For example, steel siding is incredibly durable in areas of severe cold, as well as places that receive hail and high winds. It may bend and nick, but it’s very unlikely that it will break off. Aluminum, on the other hand, holds up very well in the salty air. Make sure to consult with a licensed expert to find out your viable options regarding the installation of metal siding.

Benefits of Metal Siding:

  • Great choice of siding if you are looking for a bright color to brighten your home, without paying for the high cost of wood.
  • Less maintenance than wood siding.
  • Extremely durable.
  • Can be painted in a variety of colors.
  • Offers superior energy efficiency.
  • Aluminum holds up wonderfully in salty air.

Interested in More Information in Vinyl Siding?

Vinyl Siding could be the right match for you and your home’s needs. However, you'll want to make sure you are choosing the right Siding material for your home and your budget. If you would like to find out if vinyl siding will work for you, we offer Free Siding Quotes from top quality local contractors.

Siding 101

There is a lot to know and to understand about siding before making an informed decision on the siding that is right for your house. You may be surprised, but it’s more than just the way it looks on the outside of your home. To truly understand siding, you must first understand what its importance is and how it is applied.

Shopping for Vinyl Siding

Any conscious consumer is wise enough to keep their budget in mind while shopping around for new siding, or any other item for that matter. Siding, in particular, can be broken down into the cost for installation and the cost for material. These are the two areas that you should focus on when trying to purchase the best siding option that fits into your budget. Furthermore, their will be additional costs for maintaining your siding that you should make sure to consider.

Siding Preparation

Of course you are paying to have your siding installed and most of the work rests in the hands of the professionals you have hired, but before the professionals arrive at your house there are a few things that you can do to prepare for them. The good news is that these things are not very difficult or time-consuming at all. In fact, it should only take you a few minutes.