The aesthetic qualities of metal siding have come a long way in recent years. Today’s siding comes in patterns and textures which mimic wood, and pre-painted metal can provide a homeowner with up to twenty years – or even more in some cases, of carefree living. Steel siding, as opposed to aluminum siding, can also be very dent-resistant.
Another advantage to metal siding is its fire resistance. Even if a home is struck by lightning, a metal-clad dwelling is almost impervious to fire. This can be a tremendous advantage in high fire areas or areas prone to frequent lightning storms. Such protection might also translate into lower monthly homeowner insurance premiums, you can check with local homeowner’s insurance agents regarding any potential savings on premiums.