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. Continue Reading →