According to the National Association of Realtors, replacing your siding during a remodel is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. After all, the quality of your home’s exterior is what entices home buyers to view your property.
If you’re thinking about replacing the siding on your home, consider taking a look at durable, low maintenance steel siding. It has several advantages that make it the ultimate choice for residential homes.
1. Minimize Time Spent Scraping and Painting
Would you like to spend more time enjoying your home and less time taking care of it? Traditional siding, particularly wood, looks great, but it requires a lot of care, such as frequent scraping, painting, caulking and replacing individual boards, to keep it in good condition.
In fact, you’ll likely find yourself inspecting your wood siding every year and making some type of repair every two or three years. This can become both a hassle and expensive over time, which is why the most common reason for siding failure is neglect.
Steel siding doesn’t require regular care the way that wood does. It’s impervious to the elements and the paint doesn’t peel. With steel siding, you don’t need to worry about scraping or replacing rotting planks.
2. Maximize Home Exterior Longevity
Other ways steel siding maximizes longevity is through its moisture- and pest-resistance.
When it comes to moisture, steel siding holds up much better than wood, which can warp over time. If you live in an area with average amounts of rainfall, look for steel siding that has been specially coated to prevent rusting from water or humidity, such as Rollex steel siding.
Steel siding has the additional benefit of being both insect and pest resistant. This means you don’t have to worry about animal damage from creatures such as woodpeckers, mice and termites.
3. Peace of Mind During Storms and Fires
The strength of steel siding allows it to perform particularly well in heavy rains and high winds. Because it is impact-resistant, steel can hold up against severe weather for longer than composite, wood or vinyl siding, without worrying about dents or scrapes.
Steel is also non-combustible and one of the safest siding materials for homes in areas prone to wildfires. Rollex’s Navigator steel siding has a Class A fire resistance rating meaning it is highly resistant to fire and does not spread flames quickly.
4. Fade-Resistant Diverse Color Palette
Don't make the mistake of associating steel siding with boring silver. Steel siding comes in a diverse range of colors, from neutrals to bolds.
Steel siding is fade- and chalk-resistant, unlike vinyl or aluminum, thanks to its baked on coating. Plus, you don’t need to deal with reapplying stains and paints as you will with wood siding. The siding color you picked on day one is the color that stays for decades.
5. Eco-Conscious Solution
Steel siding eliminates stress on the environment. If protecting the environment is important to you, you should purchase your steel siding from companies that recycle oil and wastewater in their factory. Plus, steel siding can be recycled infinitely. This ensures that your siding will never contribute to overflowing waste in landfills.
Steel is safe for both humans and the environment as it isn't full of chemicals. Steel itself, unlike vinyl and wood, isn’t made with volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) which are released into the environment over time. However, it’s important to make sure the coating on your steel siding doesn’t contain VOC. Stick with Rollex’s Aurora, Navigator and Seneca steel siding for a VOC-free product.
6. Reliability Combined With Lifetime Warranty
Homeowners investing in something as expensive as a siding replacement should look for products that offer some type of warranty to ensure they will get full use from their siding, with protection against any failures.
Look for companies that are backed with an industry-leading limited lifetime warranty, such as Rollex. This warranty covers against failure under ordinary conditions, meaning if you've properly cared for your siding and you experience a problem such as rusting, peeling, flaking or cracking, you will be covered for repair or replacement.
Steel Siding for Your Home
Steel siding is truly a superior material for residential homes. Not only is this specially-designed steel quite beautiful, thanks to the many color options, but it’s also extremely durable, no matter what climate you live in.
For more information on cladding your home in steel siding, contact a representative at Rollex today.