The Pros and Cons of Aluminum Siding

The number of options for external siding can be overwhelming for a homeowner trying to decide which siding they should use for the outside of their home. Aluminum siding can be a great option, depending on the location of your home. But there are always pros and cons with any material. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of aluminum siding.

  • Thickness. Aluminum is a fairly soft material, so the thickness makes a huge difference. Cheap aluminum siding, also known as 40-gauge aluminum, is the thinnest available. The standard is 44 gauge, but homeowners who want only the best should purchase 53-gauge siding, which is more expensive but can last a very long amount of time, at least 35 years, which can help offset some of the costs.
  • Appearance. Aluminum panels tend to come in both horizontal and vertical formats, so homeowners have a great deal of freedom when it comes to designing the look of the house.
  • Durability and weather resistance. Aluminum siding is also a great option, especially for homeowners living in coastal communities with plenty of moisture and salt spray. Aluminum does not rot or swell or grow mildew when it is exposed to moisture. It is completely waterproof and offers great protection against moisture.
  • Recyclability. Aluminum is also a great recyclable material, and it is fairly sustainable, since it requires little energy to manufacture, so it is an excellent green option for homeowners who are concerned about the environment.

If you are looking for aluminum siding installation in New York, look no further than Premier Building.

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