Aluminum siding has been on a slow decline over the last 40 years as new composite products have increased their durability and other metal products like steel have challenged aluminum as an option. Lets take a look at some of the features and benefits of aluminum siding and see if it is right for you?
Aluminum comes in a variety of thicknesses usually listed as the “gauge”. Less expensive aluminum siding is .4 inches thick also referred to as 40-gauge. Standard siding is 44-guage or .44 inches thick. Premium aluminum siding is 53-guage and is more expensive, however the cost upfront is usually returned by the longevity of the siding. A home sided with premium aluminum siding should not need new siding for as many as 35 years or more. You will have to maintain the siding and keep it painted to keep the siding looking great.
Aluminum siding comes in two typical styles. Horizontal or vertical styles of siding which will work for most homes across the US. You can also get aluminum siding that is stamped to look like shingles however these will increase the cost of the siding and should be compared closely with other options.
Great Insulation Properties
Aluminum provides amazing insulating properties, especially the heavier-gauge metal. In fact, aluminum siding insulates a home better than vinyl siding and can save the homeowner a sizable amount of money on heating and cooling costs.
Aluminum is a relatively inexpensive product to install and is usually on par with vinyl siding but lasts quite a bit longer. If you are considering aluminum siding have our experienced experts provide a free no cost estimate. We will estimate the aluminum siding as well as any other siding option you might want to compare with. All at no cost!
One of the benefits of aluminum is that it can be recycled. It also does not require a lot of energy to produce and will likely never end up in a landfill. This definitely makes Aluminum a green product.