Metal cladding is often preferred to other types of siding because it is so low maintenance. It does not require any attention from the homeowner after it is installed. This is even truer in situations where you install the metal siding in a region where the winters are extremely harsh, such as Ottawa. Even excessive amounts of snow, sleet, rain, ice and hail will not damage the metal. It does not absorb moisture or allow fungus or mold to grow on its surface.
Thicker metals are better able to withstand the daily abuse they go through in the Ottawa summers and winters. Aluminum is generally softer than steel, which is why the thickness of the aluminum material matters a great deal. The aluminum base siding will have a thickness of 0.032, which is roughly 74 percent thicker than steel siding.
Metal siding is also unattractive to insects. There is no need to constantly spray the siding or the home’s exterior with bug spray if you have metal siding.
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Metal’s aesthetic qualities, along with those of aluminum and steel siding, have really improved over the past few years. There was a time when homeowners would only consider wood siding, because these materials looked extremely cheap and fake on the side of a home. But the aesthetic appeal is almost at a par with the more organic wooden siding. Steel siding is also very resistant to dents. Homeowners can easily get 20 or more years out of this type of siding.
Metal siding is also fire resistant, which means you will save money on your homeowners’ insurance policy if you have this siding installed on the building’s outside. Metal siding is very good for areas where you get a lot of thunderstorms.