Do you think the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz has an aluminum sided home? He may or may not, but you too could get a shiny house, literally, if you wanted it.
Consider aluminum siding, although it isn’t common on the central coast, it may be the ideal siding for your home, barn, or detached garage. Let’s dive into the shiny, but sometimes rusty world of aluminum siding.
Table of Contents
- The Pros and Cons of Aluminum Siding
- Cost and Climate Considerations
- We’re Your Aluminum Allies
The Pros and Cons of Aluminum Siding
Aluminum siding offers a unique blend of durability and style. Aluminum siding is not at risk of rotting, cracking, or getting chewed up by pests like many other siding types. It’s also a chameleon, available in a spectrum of colors and finishes, allowing you to tailor its look to your heart’s content.
All sidings have their drawbacks. Other than blinding the occasional car driving down the street, aluminum siding can dent very easily; be weary of stray baseballs, windy days, or hailstorms. Aluminum siding can be noisy in the wind and rain and, over time, it may lose its luster, succumbing to fading, chalking, or rusting.
Cost and Climate Considerations
Now, let’s talk numbers. Aluminum siding isn’t the cheapest. It generally costs more upfront than vinyl but less than its high-end cousins like wood or fiber cement. However, its low maintenance and longevity can make it a wise investment over time, especially if you’re in it for the long haul.
Consider aluminum siding for buildings that may not be as visible, such as a barn or garage, where a few dents won’t ruin the look, but durability will make or break the structure.
Aluminum siding performs well in most climates, especially where moisture is a concern. Unlike wood, it doesn’t absorb water, making it a great choice for rain-prone areas.
However, because we are located in a coastal region, you might want to think twice – salty air can lead to corrosion, turning your shiny armor into a rusty relic.
We’re Your Aluminum Allies
At Rogall + Co., we understand that every home has its unique charm and challenges. We’re here to help you weigh the pros and cons, ensuring your home gets the best fit.
Whether it’s installing new siding or maintaining the old, our expertise ensures your home’s exterior is both stunning and sturdy. With Rogall + Co.‘s guidance, you can make an informed decision, ensuring your home is not only protected but also radiates with curb appeal.