Are you looking to make updates to your home? Some of us have been living in the same house for 20 plus years, and still have the original siding. It may be time to update – but how do you know which type of siding to choose? Take a look at these pros and cons to see if aluminum siding is the right choice for you.
Easy keep-up: Aluminum siding requires little to no maintenance because of its corrosion, water, fire, rot, and termite-resistant nature. It can last up to 25 years, and can be easily cleaned by you and your family with just a damp sponge.
Versatility: Aluminum can be customized to your personal preference. Aluminum siding can imitate wood, among other textures. It is offered in a variety of colors and styles, allowing you to choose what fits right for your home.
Environmentally friendly: Aluminum is recyclable, so this would be a good choice for homeowners who are looking for a “green” home update alternatives.
Insulation: Homeowners can save a lot of money on their electricity bills in the summer and winter because aluminum acts as a great insulator. This is especially true in the winter because the extremely cold weather doesn’t affect aluminum, as it might affect other siding options such a vinyl.
Cost: Aluminum siding is a little more expensive than vinyl siding, for example, but comes at a reasonable price for what it is.
Durability: Because of its light nature, aluminum is prone to denting, bending, and scratching. Also, siding that is pre-painted is known to easily fade and acquire a “chalky” surface over time.
Noise: The noise of aluminum may also be a downside of the material. It may expand or deflate with heat or cold, causing sounds with the metal movements.
About C.C. Dietz
C.C. Dietz has been building and remodeling homes in York, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas for almost 100 years. As a family owned business, we give your project the time and attention it deserves. Whether it’s a small remodeling project or building a custom home, we give all of our clients the customer service and build quality that can only come from a family owned business with many years of experience in the remodeling and home building industry.
We specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, basement finishing, additions, as well as building custom homes from the ground up. We offer free consultations in order to discuss the scope, time frame, and estimate for your project. If you’re ready to remodel in York, Lancaster, and Harrisburg Pennsylvania, C.C. Dietz is here to help. If you wish to schedule a free consultation, please contact C.C. Dietz by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.
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