Vertical metal siding is one of the siding materials one can use for a house's side walls. The most commonly used metals in this case are aluminium and steel. Both have a number of advantages which one should consider when deciding to install such siding. Let us discuss these benefits in some more detail.
Durability and Strength
Metal siding has the advantage of being strong and resistant. Steel is obviously stronger than aluminium and is not likely to have dents caused in it. Furthermore, steel tends to retain its colour better too. However, having said that, one can always choose to paint aluminium in order to enhance its look.
Unlike wood siding, metal siding has the advantage of being safer as it is fire resistant.
Metal siding also has the advantage of being pest resistant as unlike wood it does not attract insects.
Easy to Clean and Maintain
Metal siding is easy to clean. Furthermore it does not require much maintenance. The most important thing is that it is galvanized and properly coated, so as to be better resistant against rust from developing.
Metal siding is resistant against weather conditions, and as a result it helps to reduce the need to use heating or cooling devices within the home. The overall temperature inside the house can be regulated indirectly thanks to the house's outside layer that the siding provides.