With any siding that you put on your home, there will be pros and cons. One of the most common types of metal siding is aluminum. What factors could influence your decision to install aluminum siding? Well, first off, aluminum can last a very long time. In fact, if well maintained, it’s not unusual for it to last over 40 years. Many of the problems that wood siding experiences are not an issue with aluminium. Aluminium doesn’t get affected by bugs, woodpeckers, rot, heat or cold,.
On the other hand, what are the downsides? Well, denting is definitely a problem, but the thicker the siding, the less of a chance there is to get dents. It is also tricky to replace a damaged panel. If you choose to paint your aluminium siding, it will need to be reapplied every ten years or so, or the paint will start looking bad. It is also not the easiest material to paint, so you might need to hire someone to do it for you.