Beautiful Aluminum Siding for Your Home

One option for siding here in Colorado that works on residential spaces as well as commercial is aluminium.  This type of siding material can be beautiful but like any other 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 products.  However, as you will see, aluminum siding has some pretty serious draw backs which we are happy to discuss with you.  We have alternative siding materials around the same price point and that perform better that we will outline for you during your free consult.

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 the 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 Colorado Siding 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.

The Bottom Line on Aluminum Siding

We don’t recommend aluminum siding and don’t offer installation for this siding material. Based on all the disadvantages of this siding option, there are so many other great alternatives that provide the protection, durability, and aesthetics that are ideal for your home. If you’re set on metal siding, we work with all the leading steel manufacturers that offer incredible, highly durable solutions that can be utilized for both residential and commercial properties. Steel siding is the best alternative to aluminum, but we also carry other great selections of fiber cement, wood, wood composite, vinyl, and more. 

We thought we wanted aluminum siding but Colorado Siding suggested steel and it works perfectly.  Glad we didn’t go the aluminum direction.

Myrtle and Ed / Denver, CO

Our old aluminum siding was looking bad.  Colorado Siding removed it and replaced it with vinyl and it looks awesome.

Robert Perez / Aurora, CO

Aluminum siding was our first choice–but Fiber Cement ended up being the best for our job. We love it and are thankful Colorado Siding led us to it.

TC Barrymore / Littleton, CO
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For Colorado homeowners seeking aluminum siding, we are happy to talk to you about alternatives that are in the same price range or funcitonality. We work with a full range of vinyl and composite siding options that provide an attractive price point, versatile aesthetics, and even some energy efficiency options. For more information regarding different siding options available for your property, please contact us!