Aluminum siding is a versatile siding choice for many reasons. It’s aesthetically pleasing to the eye, has proven durability, available in a number of textures, and comes in a variety of colours and styles. Installing aluminum siding is an economical way to update your home’s exterior, yet blend in with the neighbourhood.
Aluminum Siding Properties
Aluminum siding will not burn, melt, rot, rust or be affected by insect activity.
When correctly installed, aluminum siding increases water resiliency of exterior walls.
It provides good insulation, especially when insulated aluminum siding, rather than hollow-backed, is used.
Aluminum Siding Technicalities
Aluminum siding can be used in conjunction with most other common types of building materials such as concrete, brick, wood and stucco.
Aluminum siding is available in a number of grades; a higher grade generally means better quality – it will last longer and be less prone to denting.
It is lightweight while offering maximum protection from the elements.
Aluminum Siding Aesthetics
While it is available in many colors, should it fade, become damaged or you want to change the color, aluminum can be painted.
Aluminum siding can be installed vertically or horizontally, depending on the visual effect the homeowner wishes to achieve.
Manufacturers offer aluminum siding products in a variety of textures. It can have the appearance of wood grain, cedar shingles, smooth surface or raised surface.
Aluminum Siding Benefits
In comparison to other types of siding materials, excluding vinyl siding, aluminum siding is inexpensive.
It requires minimum upkeep.
While not the greenest of siding choices, aspects of aluminum siding are earth-friendly because it can be recycled, has a long lifespan, and is low-maintenance.
When choosing aluminum siding for your home, consider its versatility, aesthetic value and the cost to install and maintain throughout the years. Aluminum siding has unique properties that can improve curb appeal and increase your home’s value.