Vinyl Siding vs. Steel Siding: What Every Homeowner Needs to Know
Vinyl siding may be inexpensive, but it’s hardly a bargain – especially when compared to steel. All things considered, vinyl is little more than glorified plastic. It’s not nearly strong enough to protect your home from damage, and that can cost you even more money in the long run. But a one-time investment in seamless steel siding will last you a lifetime.
Seamless steel siding provides far greater resistance to severe weather, impacts, insects, and moisture and dust infiltration in a way ordinary vinyl siding simply can’t match. Steel stands up to the elements and is designed to resist denting by typical windblown debris. And because it’s seamless, your ABC siding helps keep the structure of your home sealed, safe and sound.
The advantages of steel siding don’t end there. When you choose steel over vinyl and similar alternatives for your home’s new siding, you’ll enjoy:
- Fewer maintenance demands. Vinyl fades, warps, and buckles quite easily, and needs to be replaced on a regular basis. Seamless steel siding gets installed once – for a lifetime.
- Improved energy efficiency. Vinyl siding has fairly low thermal performance, while seamless steel reflects the sun’s radiant heat away from your home. It also minimizes air infiltration, thanks to its snug fit around your house. Your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, and you’ll enjoy that difference in your energy bills!
- Better fire protection. Vinyl is highly flammable. Steel, on the other hand, can withstand temperatures as high as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit. If protecting your family and your home from fire is paramount, then steel may be the right option for you.
It’s true that vinyl siding can cost less up front, but in the long run, it’s not the wisest choice. Once you factor in the cost of frequent repairs (and the price of the time, cost and effort you spend maintaining it), vinyl siding starts to become much less appealing.
When you’re ready to take the next step in purchasing your home siding, contact ABC Seamless. Our heavy-gauge, hot-dipped, G-90 galvanized seamless steel siding outperforms vinyl siding many times over – and we’d love to help you discover the benefits firsthand. Call 1-800-732-6577 today to find the ABC Seamless team nearest your home!