Pros And Cons Of Metal Siding

January 13, 2017  //  Posted by: M J  //  Category: Exteriors, Home Improvement
Pros and cons of metal siding

Advantages and disadvanatges of metal siding

There is no end to the options when it comes to siding of your home. But choosing the out of all can be bit challenging. There are many factors to be considered when it comes to siding. You must consider every option for your siding but one of the advices for you is metal siding. Metal siding is considered as most durable option for your home and it is also very low maintenance choice. Warranty for metal siding is available for 20 to 40 years which is just amazing. The installation of metal siding is also very easy and well installed metal siding can last really long without any expensive repairs and replacement. However with all this good things also, none of the materials can be totally perfect so here are some of the pros and cons of metal siding for better understanding whether to go for installing metal siding or not.

Pros

  • Strong

Metal siding as your siding option is extremely tough. It is as tough as that of nails. When you have metal siding in your home, you are care free about the factors like chipping, warping and cracking. Metal siding is also fire resistant and pest resistant. However all the metal is not similar which can cope equally with your area’s weather circumstances and exterior atmosphere? Thus keep this thing mind while you are choosing metal siding. Say for example aluminum siding is such which gives totally amazing look and is also very affordable and installation is also very easy and will last long in your home but if you are residing in an area with hailstorms then it is probably not a great choice for your home.

  • Low maintenance

If you are a lazy person and cannot opt for maintain g your siding every now and then metal siding is the right choice or you. If you go for high qualitative metal siding and apply an adequate protective coating, you will not need to do any maintenance except giving it a good wash in some specific time intervals. Washing your metal siding twice in a year will keep it up to date and will save it from all chemical reactions, dirt and debris and such other things which can damage your metal; siding.

Cons

  • Moisture issues

Everyone is aware of the fact that metal can rust very easily. This clearly shows that moisture is by far the biggest enemy of metal siding. You have to be extra careful with water when you have metal siding installed in your home. You have to seal the edges of metal siding properly or else water can seep in side it and can damage it from inside leading to costly repair or replacement.

  • Denting

In case of metal siding, if you are not choosing the thick and most qualitative products, chances are there are high chances of your metal siding getting dent easily. It can be bit expensive at first but in long run it is very much helpful.

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