Due to its low maintenance features and extreme durability, steel siding has long been a popular choice for commercial buildings and farm outbuildings. And it would appear that the word is out on the benefits of steel siding, in recent years it has gained major popularity in the residential sector. With additional color choices and other cosmetic options, steel siding is now great fit for just about any home. Stronger and heavier than vinyl, wood, or aluminum siding, and more resistant to dents than vinyl or aluminum, steel is quickly becoming a front runner in the siding industry.
Steel siding can be stainless or galvanized to delay the ravages of rust– and it's helpful to know the difference, so you can make the choice that best suits you.
Galvanized steel is manufactured by dipping it into a tub of melted zinc, which bonds to the metal and creates a thin layer of protective coating. Over time, this coating can be scratched or worn away, which leaves the metal exposed to the elements, and susceptible to potential rust. Stainless steel contains chromium all throughout the metal, so the protective surface is constantly replenished and therefore, much more resistant to rust. However, this self-replenishing surface comes with a higher price tag. Determining ahead of time what you need and expect from your siding can help you decide what will work best for you.
Contact us today at Randal Olson Exteriors, and let us handle all of your steel siding needs. Whether re-siding your house, or putting steel siding on your barn, garage, or other outbuildings, we have the tools and the experience needed to get your job done, so you can sit back and enjoy the results.