Colorado Siding Repair
A few decades ago, metal siding was very popular in the United States, and became common (almost prolific) as a go-to choice for Denver-area homeowners.
Metal siding has a look similar to less-expensive vinyl siding but a strong metal siding product offers more protection than lightweight vinyl siding (an important consideration for homes that have to stand up to Colorado’s often-harsh weather).
So, as a sturdier alternative, metal siding was often chosen over vinyl for Denver-area homes. You’ll still see it on a fair number of mid-century houses around town.
If you’re considering this option for your home, you might not be aware of the significant developments in the siding industry over the past few years.
In many ways, the industry has moved well beyond metal siding, and that’s good news for Colorado homeowners. You can now get siding products that offer all the beauty and protection of metal, but with much greater variety in style and color and at the same price as (or often less than) heavy metal siding materials.
Whether you have your heart set on this product, or you want to explore alternatives for your home, the pros at Colorado Siding Repair would welcome the opportunity to consult with you. We’ll take a look at your unique situation, and we’ll offer you the benefit of our expertise to find the perfect solution for you.
Aluminum Siding. You still see aluminum siding on homes in our area but, frankly, it’s just not a good idea.
It’s just as fragile as inexpensive vinyl siding, and that’s not a good choice when you consider the frequency and severity of the hail storms we often see in the Denver area (though aluminum does bend, instead of breaking the way vinyl does). Another advantage of aluminum siding over vinyl is that, while it comes pre-colored from the manufacturer, it can be painted to match your home’s décor. But for the same price, you can get top-quality James Hardie fiber cement siding the best product on the siding market today, offering far more choice (and far more effectiveness in protecting your home) than spendy aluminum siding.
Steel Siding. Steel siding is stronger and tougher than aluminum but be careful.
A fierce Colorado hail storm is still sure to dent your steel siding. Like aluminum, it’s pre-colored, but can be painted. But, also like aluminum, recent increases in steel prices mean you can still get the good stuff – James Hardie fiber cement – for about the same price (and sometimes less).