If your home is in need of new siding, you may choose between aluminum, vinyl, wood, concrete, stucco, or steel. Each one has its own benefits and problems. However, when it comes to steel siding, the benefits are numerous, and the only con would be the price. Here are a few reasons you should consider using steel siding regardless of the extra expense:
While it is possible to dent steel siding, it is not easily done. Regular things that would damage or destroy other types of siding, such as hail, will not harm steel. It would take a purposeful act to damage steel siding. In addition, it is very resistant to water. Rain and melting snow will not harm it. Also, a fire will not destroy steel. Finally, heat and cold will not cause the steel to bend or warp the way it will vinyl or wood. You won't have to worry about having the siding repaired or replaced very often.
There is very little maintenance required for steel siding. It does not rot, rust, or chip. Insects will not infest it, and it will not need to be repainted. You will, however, need to hose it down occasionally, when it gets dirty. It would be a good idea to do this during the spring and then again in the fall. This will wash away the dust, pollen, dirt, and any salt that was used to melt snow and blew into the house. While these items won't harm the steel, they will keep your home from looking nice and clean.
Steel siding used to come in only one color, that of the metal. However, now it can be powder coated in almost any color you like. It is also available in a variety of textures and styles. You can have your house look the way you want it to look and still enjoy the benefits of steel siding. Another advancement has been seamless steel siding. This wraps around the building, eliminating any gaps that could allow water or insects to penetrate the siding and get to the wood of the structure, causing damage.
Talk with a structural steel supply company to see what can be done for your home's siding. They can explain to you all the different advances and show you how your home will benefit from having steel siding. Of course to see the differences in the types of sidings up close, visit other siding companies. You will find steel has many more benefits.