Steel siding is the red-headed stepchild of siding. We believe this is simply due to homeowners’ not being aware of steel siding as an option. Vinyl and wood siding, after all, are far more common. We believe it’s our obligation to give steel siding some love by outlining its many benefits.
Steel siding is beneficial for one simple reason: it’s super tough and durable. Metal is much more resistant to dents, bumps, and dings. This includes resistance to insects. Of course, rusting is always an issue, though you can easily prevent this with a coat of protective paint. Some homeowners even actually prefer a bit of rusting because it gives off a rustic barn-style appearance.
Some homeowners think of the texture of stainless steel appliances when it comes to steel siding. People think, therefore, that steel is too industrial in appearance. However, with today’s technology, steel siding can easily mimic the texture of wood, stone, or other natural materials.
You can view some of our siding installations at our gallery. Can you tell which siding is steel? Probably not since most take on a natural appearance.
Not all metal siding is the same. People tend to think steel and aluminum siding are nearly identical since they’re both metal. Aluminum is a softer metal, making it more susceptible to dents. However, this is easily resolvable by opting for 53-gauge aluminum over the more common and lower quality 44-gauge.
We are not advocating steel siding over any others. We are simply bringing attention to a siding type that homeowners often overlook. Steel siding also makes a great addition to window replacement as part of a larger renovation. Call Exteriors Unlimited to schedule a residential steel siding installation.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Serving Spokane, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, Cheney, Sprague, Reardan, Spangle, Rockford, Fairfield, Edwall, Ford, Clayton, Deer Park, Colbert, Chattaroy, Mead, Airway Heights, Davenport, Ritzville, Nine Mill Falls, Rosalia, Oakdale, Tekoa, Colfax, St. John, and Endicott Springdale, Elk, Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene since 1984