Aluminum siding is one of many home siding options an owner must consider when choosing the new exterior for their home. The options can be overwhelming, especially if you have no idea what the differences are between wood, vinyl and aluminum. Fortunately, Beckworth LLC can help you with the planning process as well as the installation and replacement of your old siding.
One of the most important factors to consider when thinking about getting aluminum siding is the location of your home in regards to the weather and environment. Aluminum siding can be an excellent option for your home as long as you take these things into consideration.
Aluminum panels come in both a horizontal format and a vertical format, allowing the homeowner complete freedom in designing the outward appearance of a home.
It may not look like it but Aluminum provides excellent insulating properties, especially the heavier-gauge metal. In fact, aluminum siding insulates a home better than vinyl siding and can save the homeowner a considerable amount on heating and cooling costs over the lifetime of the product. The fact that the product is extremely light and easy to install also generally translates into savings on labor when it is installed and that is certainly another advantage.
Aluminum is also an excellent choice for people living in coastal communities with lots of moisture or even salt spray in the air. Wood and many other siding products can absorb moisture, causing a wide range of problems many of them health related, but aluminum siding does not swell, rot or encourage the growth of mildew and unlike steel siding, aluminum does not rust. In fact, aluminum is completely waterproof and provides excellent home protection against moisture problems.
For homeowners who live in areas of extreme cold, aluminum is a better choice than vinyl due to the fact that aluminum is not affected by extreme cold, whereas vinyl can become brittle during severe cold snaps and can easily crack. Once a crack appears, water can get under the siding and can cause severe problems. Aluminum eliminates water problems virtually entirely.