Metal siding is becoming increasingly popular in the residential sphere. While many consumers still associate metal siding with bleak industrial buildings, metal siding today is actually very versatile.
In today’s post from Lask Roofing, one of the most trusted roofers in the region, find out why steel is a top choice for metal siding.
Metal is well known for its durability, but a key weakness is its susceptibility to corrosion. Modern steel is engineered to be rust-resistant. Modern steel siding is usually made from either stainless steel or galvanized steel, which is mixed with chromium and coated with a thin layer of zinc to prevent corrosion. If you want other durable alternatives, rust-resistant aluminum siding is another good choice.
Ease of Maintenance
Plus, you don’t need to do a lot of maintenance to preserve steel siding’s durability. Steel is resistant to common signs of siding damage, such as warping, fading, cracking and chipping. An occasional rinse every weekend should be enough to maintain your siding’s aesthetic appeal.
Planning to go green? Steel siding can help improve your home’s energy-efficiency. Modern steel siding is often painted with cool-paint technology that can reflect the heat from the sun and help lower cooling costs. Installing a thick layer of insulation can further improve steel siding’s energy-efficiency. And since metal can be fully recycled, installing steel siding can help reduce waste in landfills.
Of course, steel siding won’t be able to do much for your home’s energy-efficiency if it isn’t installed properly. That’s why you should only hire a reputable siding or roofing contractor to install your new siding.
Looking for qualified contractors in your area?
LASK Roofing & Siding, Inc., A-plus rated contractor with the Better Business Bureau, offers a wide range of professional exterior services, including siding and roofing services. To get a free quote, call us at (815) 964-2220 or leave us a message here. We serve homeowners in Rockford, IL, as well as the surrounding communities.