Metal siding may not be as popular as other options like vinyl, but it has many benefits worth considering for your next siding replacement. In today’s post, local roof repair and siding installation company, 3JM Exteriors, Inc. shares the benefits of choosing metal siding.
Strength and Durability
Metal siding is impact-resistant, and can protect your home from impact damage caused by airborne debris, tree branches, and the occasional stray baseball. In areas prone to hailstorms, siding provides the best protection against punctures, and complements the protection provided by metal roofing systems. Also, metal does not grow brittle with age, even with continued exposure to extreme temperatures.
Like metal roofing systems and seamless gutters, metal siding requires relatively low maintenance. It is on par with vinyl siding with its resistance to accumulated dirt. All it needs is the occasional wash and light scrubbing to keep clean. Most metal siding options feature factory-applied coatings that are much more durable than standard paint used on exteriors, which helps reduce the need for repainting. Options like aluminum are also corrosion-resistant, which can further reduce the need for maintenance inspections conducted by your siding and roof repair contractor.
Long Life Span
With proper care and maintenance, metal siding can outlast most siding options while maintaining its structural integrity. Thick-gauge metal siding can resist warping, which means your home will keep its looks for longer. A longer life span also makes metal siding the more sustainable choice.
Metal siding works with virtually any type of coating, which gives you a wide latitude on your home’s exterior color palette. This also gives you the option to choose siding with reflective coatings, which help reduce heat absorption through the exterior walls and reduce your home’s indoor cooling requirements during hot days. This is ideal for homes where the largest exterior walls happen to face east to west, where they get direct sunlight during different times of the day. An energy-efficient exterior can help reduce your monthly utility bills, especially with insulated roofing and energy-efficient doors and windows.
3JM Exteriors, Inc. is your leading provider of roof repair and aluminum siding installation services . Give us a call at (630) 985-6494. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Barrington, Northbrook and Woodridge, IL.