When you think about siding choices, metal siding may not be the first siding material that comes to mind. But if your idea of metal siding is an industrial building or a shed, allow us to introduce you to a new way of thinking. Due to industry innovations, metal siding has come a long way over the years.
Products like steel siding from EDCO look just as beautiful as any vinyl, fiber cement, or engineered wood siding installation, and they come with an unmatched set of benefits. In this post from The Construction Group in Woodbury, Minnesota, we’ll break down the basics of metal siding and talk about options available from EDCO. Check out this guide and then give us a call to discuss metal siding installation for your Twin Cities home.
How Metal Siding Stacks Up
When vinyl siding came on the scene, it quickly outstripped traditional wood siding due to its added durability and performance. Traditional wood siding expands, contracts, and warps over time with moisture and sun damage. But vinyl siding has met its match in today’s steel siding. Available in the same elegant looks as traditional siding like dutchlap, vertical, shake, and traditional lap, metal siding will last for decades thanks to the power of steel.
Here’s how metal compares to traditional siding materials:
Although vinyl siding won’t ignite without exposure to a fire, it can ignite or melt if exposed to fire or heat. Steel siding won’t warp or deform when exposed to heat or fire and is non-combustible. Steel is also much more sustainable than vinyl and lasts longer. Some vinyl can warp or crack over the years, but steel is unaffected by temperature changes and weather.
● Fiber Cement-
Fiber cement siding is one of the most durable siding materials available. But as the decades wear on, it can end up shrinking to some degree, creating gaps and allowing moisture infiltration. Steel siding is completely waterproof, making it impervious to mold and decomposition.
● Engineered Wood-
Engineered wood is much more durable than traditional wood. But it can contract and expand over time, exposing gaps and nailheads. Steel, however, is not susceptible to this issue.
Call Your Twin Cities Siding Replacement Services Today
Fiber cement, vinyl, and engineered wood siding are all great siding options backed by powerful warranties that will last for many years if well maintained. But if you’re looking for a siding solution that requires virtually no maintenance and will last indefinitely, metal siding is the best choice.
To get a free quote on steel siding replacement services, contact The Construction Group in Woodbury today at 651-731-5857. Or contact us on the web to discuss siding solutions for your home.