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Metal Siding vs. Vinyl Siding for Homes

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When it comes to choosing the right siding for your home, there are several factors to consider. Two popular options for homeowners are metal siding and vinyl siding. Both materials have their advantages and drawbacks, and it’s important to weigh these factors before making a decision.

Metal Siding

Metal siding, typically made from aluminum or steel, offers several benefits for homeowners:

Longevity and Durability

Metal siding is more common in residential construction due to its longevity and durability. Areas that suffer harsh weather conditions (cold, hot or stormy) can enjoy better protection from weather and element damage with metal siding. Installing quality metal panels means protection for a home that will last for many decades, outlasting other siding materials.

Attractive Appearance

Metal panels are aesthetically pleasing, with a sleek modern appeal that integrates seamlessly into contemporary architecture and even older designs. Metal Roofing systems offers many colors, textures and styles to create the desired look. Metal Roofing Systems also offers Weather XL crinkle coating for added aesthetic longevity.

Energy Efficiency

Metal siding saves considerable resources, reducing your energy bills much like metal roofing systems. Reduce residential energy costs by up to 30% with the reflective quality of our paint technology when metal panels are used for roofing and siding on residential homes.

Insect Repellent

Metal siding is a great way to keep aggravating pests from invading homes. Termites, bees, ants and other bugs are less likely to crawl under metal siding, reducing the need for pest control and harmful substances sprayed around the home.

Low Maintenance

Perhaps one of the key advantages of metal siding is that it is entirely low maintenance. Simple cleaning with a yard hose is virtually all that is required. There is no need for sealing or painting, saving homeowners precious time and money on upkeep. Additionally, metal siding is available in a variety of colors and styles, allowing homeowners to customize the look of their home to their preferences.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is another popular choice for homeowners, known for its affordability and low cost of installation. It is available in a wide range of colors and textures, making it easy for homeowners to achieve the desired aesthetic for their homes. Vinyl siding is also lightweight and easy to install, which can reduce labor costs and installation time.

Vinyl siding does require periodic thorough cleaning and scrubbing to remove dirt and grime and it is not as durable as metal siding. Some vinyl siding products are prone to fading, cracking and warping, compromising their appearance and functionality.

Metal Wall and Soffit Panels for Residential Siding

Metal siding offers unique benefits for homeowners. It is prized for its durability and low maintenance, and can be very affordable. Metal Roofing Systems manufactures the highest quality metal panels for residential and commercial siding. Contact us today to learn more about our products and how to source them for your next project.

Posted on behalf of Metal Roofing Systems

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