Pros & Cons of Steel Siding
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Pros & Cons of Steel Siding

When it comes to your Minnesota home, you will require siding strong and durable enough to withstand the searing hot humidity of the summers and the highly bitter cold of the winter. There are plenty of siding options for you to choose from, including steel siding.

Let’s take a look at the positives and negatives of steel siding!

Steel Siding Pros

First, let’s take a look at the positives of steel siding.

Durable & Strong

Steel siding is one of the most reliable siding materials on the market. Steel siding can withstand almost anything Mother Nature can throw at it, including hail and debris from high winds, without receiving as much as a scuff.

Better Energy Efficiency

Steel siding not only improves the exterior of your home but will also improve the interior of your home as well. Steel siding's reflective nature helps in the summer as they will bounce UV rays away from your property instead of absorbing it.

Winter Resistant

Unlike other siding options, steel siding does not crack over the wintertime. Steel siding does not expand when it freezes, negating crack accruing over time.

Pest Proof

Steel siding is unforgiving to small insects and pests. Steel siding does not provide comfort when it gets cold, so you won’t have to worry about spraying multiple insects throughout the years.

Steel Siding Cons

With all the benefits of steel siding, it does possess some drawbacks. Let’s take a look at some of the cons of steel siding.

Pricey Install

Steel siding has a high installation price compared to other siding options like vinyl. Since steel siding is made of higher-quality and more robust materials, it is heavier, making installation a bit more tricky and more expensive.

Complicated Replacement

Steel siding is pretty strong, withstanding multiple levels of debris. However, if a portion of steel siding is damaged, it may be complicated to replace. Even the slightest blemish on a steel siding panel will call for total replacement of that panel, which can result in a frustrating replacement process.

Dents Still Happen

It’s always a good idea to check the gauge and thickness of the steel siding you will be installing. Weaker steel siding will show dents and blemishes more quickly than others.

Install Steel Siding With Apple Exteriors

If you decide on steel siding or need additional help with storm damage repair or roofing services, call on Apple Exterior!


Get a free quote online or give us a call at 651-362-7753 today!

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