Known for its durability and easy maintenance, aluminum siding came onto the scene during the post-war era when homeowners began looking for a better alternative to wood. Today it remains popular for its affordability. Here are the facts.
With a professional installation, aluminum siding costs between $2.50 and $3.50 per square foot. The total cost depends on the size of the job, whether other siding needs to be removed or not, cost of labor and quality of the materials used. For more specific price estimates, contact a professional installer in your area.
Aluminum is considered to be a very durable siding option. However, if a major dent occurs or if a pipe bursts, then an entire section of the siding must be removed to prevent further damage.
To keep your siding looking beautiful, all you need is a good hose or pressure washer. Clean at least once a year.
Aluminum siding comes in a broad range of styles, textures and colors. In addition, it’s available in horizontal and vertical panels. You can even find siding that looks like shakes or shingles.
Yes, aluminum can be sanded, primed and painted.
The post-war era brought us aluminum cookware, aluminum lawn chairs, aluminum soda cans, and aluminum siding. Born from the thought that there must be a better alternative to wood siding and all its maintenance, aluminum siding has evolved over the years into a popular siding choice for new homes.
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