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Seamless Steel Siding Pros and Cons

Changing
the siding on your home for aesthetic reasons or for repairs can become
a daunting task when you are unsure of the type or style that is best
to choose from. Because there are so many choices in fiber cement, vinyl, stucco, and steel, this article will look at one particle type: seamless steel siding.

Qualities of Seamless Steel Siding

Seamless
steel siding is steel siding that has a vinyl coating but without any
seams or splices. It is cut to any length to completely cover your
home. This type of siding is so beautiful, durable and strong. The
benefits are great. It will not rot, blister, or rust. It has a strong
steel base at its core that won’t sag, ripple, or vibrate. With proper
care, this siding will last 20 years or more, potentially the lifetime
of your house.

Endurance and Maintenance

Simple hosing down each year is basically all that is needed in the way of maintenance. It
will not shrink or bulge with temperature changes and because it is
able to withstand extreme temperature changes, seamless steel siding is
fire resistant and endures salt spray, wind, and hail; perfect for
heavy snow climates or ocean fronts.

With the bonding of vinyl, the seamless steel siding is resistant to bugs, termites, and ants. You
are also protected from corrosive pollutants, molds, mildews, and
pollens. Because of its steel metal core, your home will be able to
maintain efficient temperatures of heat, saving on energy and utility
costs.

Limitations

Steel siding does have its limitations, as do all sidings.
High winds may enlarge fastening holes and eventually allow moisture to
penetrate under surfaces. If you do live in areas of very high winds
and rain, you might not want to consider this type of siding. It is
also probably the most expensive of sidings, but the long-term benefits
of energy efficiency, low maintenance, and lifelong durability make it a good investment for your home.

Seamless
steel siding is difficult to handle and is cut on site; therefore,
installation is best left to professionals. The company installing the
siding will have a machine that manufactures every piece on site, perfectly fitting your house with the precise color and style you choose, whether it’s wood grain textures or a wide variety of colors.

Talk with a professional installer for help and an estimate to install this durable, yet beautiful seamless steel siding.

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If strength and durability are at the top of your siding list, you should consider seamless steel siding. It’s easy to maintain and resistant to damage from insects and mold. Here’s some more information to help you decide if seamless steel is right for your home.

Costs

Certainly on the more expensive end of the siding market, you should expect to pay a minimum of $5,000 for seamless steel siding, depending on the size of the home and materials used. A general ballpark estimate is $7-$8 per square foot. Get siding price quotes and compare them for the best results.

Pros

Seamless steel siding will not rot, blister or rust.

The vinyl coating on seamless steels makes it resistant to bugs, termites and ants, as well as mold and mildew.

The strong steel base at its core means that this siding won’t sag, ripple or vibrate.

Cons

High winds may enlarge the fastening holes on seamless steel siding, eventually allowing moisture to penetrate under surfaces.

One of the most expensive types of siding.

Seamless steel siding is difficult to handle, so installation is best left to professionals.

Durability

With proper care, this siding will last 20 years or more—potentially the lifetime of your home. It is considered very durable.

Maintenance

Simple hosing down every year is basically all that is needed in the way of maintenance for seamless steel siding.

Common Questions and Answers

What is seamless steel siding, exactly?

Seamless steel siding is steel siding with a vinyl coating that doesn’t need any seams or splices. The siding is cut to any length to completely cover your home. It is customizable, fitting your house with the precise color and style you choose, like wood

Is seamless steel siding able to withstand harsh climates?

Yes, for the most part, seamless steel siding can withstand harsh climates. It will not shrink or bulge with temperature changes and is able to endure salt spray, wind and hail, so it’s perfect for heavy snow climates or ocean fronts. However, seamless st



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