Think twice before replacing your old siding with aluminum siding. Aluminum may have been an excellent option a long time ago, but, nowadays, fewer manufacturers make this type of siding. Roof Masters, your roof repair expert, recommends using a more durable material like vinyl for the following reasons.
Aluminum’s Tedious Upkeep
Aluminum siding is difficult to maintain. It’s scratch-prone, so it needs a protective coat of paint, which you would need to reapply occasionally. Vinyl doesn’t need this tedious upkeep; its color is baked into the material, making it resistant to fading and eliminating the need for paint. All the maintenance vinyl needs is an occasional cleaning to get rid of the dirt and grime that might build up on its surface over time.
Aluminum’s Limited Aesthetic Appeal
When you see the metallic look of aluminum siding, the first thing that comes to mind is barn sheds, not sleek, modern homes. You can paint the siding to hide that industrial look, but paint can only do so much. Why go through all of this trouble when you have more design options with vinyl siding?
Vinyl siding can even mimic the texture of wood, which can give a classic look to your siding and roofing. And you won’t have to worry about dents or scratches on your vinyl siding.
Aluminum’s Loud Noises
You should be able to relax in your home, but aluminum siding can disturb the quiet there. Aluminum tends to produce rattling and dinging sounds when it’s hit by wind, rain and debris.
Decreased House Value
Considering all of the disadvantages of aluminum siding, it would seem natural for manufacturers to produce less of it, but there’s another reason behind its decline. Aluminum siding’s industrial look might clash with the modern style favored by homeowners and lower not only the value of your home, but also the property values in your entire neighborhood as well.
You can avoid all of these problems by installing vinyl siding. Roof Masters, a roof maintenance company, also offers siding installation services. To get a free estimate and inspection, you can call (888) 889-7551 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Montgomery County, MD.