Aluminum Siding

Aluminum Siding

Aluminum siding comes with its own set of pros and cons. Due to its inherent nature as a soft metal, the thickness of your aluminum siding is very significant when it comes to durability and product life. The thickest aluminum siding available, 53-gauge, is preferred for Colorado homeowners seeking a longer lasting siding product.

Aluminum Siding Benefits

Aluminum siding does offer higher durability and impact resistance than vinyl siding. Aluminum siding doesn’t rust and is actually completely waterproof. This siding option is a better choice for Colorado homes when compared to vinyl siding– vinyl can crack when exposed to extreme cold climates, while aluminum isn’t affected by cold. Aluminum siding offers moderate fire resistance and great insect resistance, while requiring low maintenance requirements except for needing new paint every decade.

Aluminum Siding Disadvantages

Unfortunately, aluminum siding has a lot of disadvantages– that’s why Scottish Home Improvements doesn’t recommend this siding option for Colorado homes. Aluminum siding has poor aesthetics that can definitely lower property value and decrease curb appeal. Aluminum siding is also a very noisy option. In events of high winds, aluminum siding will make a variety of “pinging” noises. These “pinging” noises also occur during sun exposure when the metal expands due to heat. The constant Colorado sun makes this siding choice undesirable. Aluminum also inevitably becomes disfigured over time further depleting curb appeal.