When Do I Need to Choose to Use Metal Siding?
Siding, also known as cladding, comes in many different kinds of materials, each with advantages and disadvantages. For most construction projects, deciding on the type of siding used is a decision made later in the process. But when in the design process do you have to choose metal siding?
The type of siding used is often decided after the framing of the house is complete. The frame includes the walls, the roof, and any other vertical supports within the home. At this point, the type of siding is chosen to create a layer of protection from the harsh outdoor elements.
A wood siding is usually the first choice because it is cheap to install and easy to maintain. However, for a more lasting appeal, metal siding is the material of choice. The specific type of metal chosen depends on the region where the building is, as some metals are only available in certain areas.
Metal siding is made out of many different materials such as aluminum, copper, steel, tin, or zinc.
What Are the Benefits of Metal Siding?
Metal siding is a good choice if you need a strong and long-lasting material that can withstand harsh weather conditions. Metal siding comes with many benefits, including:
- Easy to install and maintain.
- A variety of designs and materials to choose from.
- Resistance to fire, termites, and similar pests.
- A choice of light or dark-colored siding to suit different architectural styles.
- Metal siding is available in most regions around the world.
For some projects, the type of siding is determined before the project. In other cases, it is chosen after the frame is up. If you have any uncertainty, you may even want to consider contacting Klassen Building Supplies for your project.
Since 2004, Klassen Building Supplies has been a leader in sheet metal fabrication, supply, and installation in the Vancouver area. Klassen also does considerable custom metal work.
If you have any questions about this article or any of our sheet metal supplies, please call us at (604) 543-7331 or use the convenient form on our Contact page. Klassen is based in Surrey, BC.