Corrugated Metal Siding Stands Strong

Weathering the Elements: 7 Ways Metal Siding Stands Strong

When homeowners invest in their siding, they need to know it is going to last. An article from Angi’s List indicates that, on average, siding replacement costs about $11,476. Most projects range from the low side of $5,567 to the higher end of $17,565.

That’s no small price tag.

Even more so, traditional siding, such as vinyl, will only last for 20 to 25 years. While that might seem like a long time, many homeowners who invest in their forever home can live there for far longer than that. When ponying up those kinds of dollars, you must know your investment will last as long as possible.

That’s why durable siding, especially metal siding, has become popular. It’s strong, can weather the elements, and is built to last.

Metal Siding Offers Durability in Various Environments 

Metal siding is well known for its strength. But there’s more to it than that. Let’s take a look at the eight reasons why investing in steel siding from BarrierBoss is totally worth the investment.

1. Resistance to Mold and Fungus

Mold and fungus are a common challenge with traditional siding products. Mold thrives on dust, dirt, and other debris as a source of food. So, think of it as smorgasbord prime for picking. Tree sap is another attractant that can easily lead up to mold and fungus growth.

When traditional siding becomes moldy, it doesn’t look all that appealing. The fuzzy, slimy patches can lead to structural damage if left untreated. While mold can grow on metal surfaces, it can be easily scrubbed away with eco-friendly soap and a garden hose. 

2. Heat Resistance and Sun Protection

Metal siding provides exceptional heat resistance and sun protection. It is one of the most energy-efficient roofing materials available. It is designed to reflect the sun's UV rays and infrared light. This reflective property helps reduce radiant heat. The result is cooler interiors and lower energy costs. With a high solar reflectance index (SRI), metal siding can reject solar heat and release absorbed heat.

3. Long Lasting

Metal siding can easily last 40 years or more. As we shared earlier, vinyl siding which tends to be the traditional approach, just doesn’t last as long. Strong winds can easily pull vinyl siding away from the structure. Plus, kids sports and other outdoor activities can lead to denting and other damage. With steel, it can withstand so much more, thus standing the test of time.

4. Weather Resistance

We mentioned earlier that metal siding can stand up to the harsh sun. It can also stand up to harsh cold. But even more so, the thickness of the steel, especially the 26-gauge galvanized steel from BarrierBoss, can handle rain, sleet, hail—you name it.

This resilience is largely attributed to its PVDF coating. PVDF, polyvinylidene fluoride or is a highly non-reactive thermoplastic fluoropolymer. What does that mean? Basically, it means that steel that is finished in this chemical is far more resistant to rust, corrosion, and fading than other finishes. 

5. Resistance to Rust in Sea Salt Environments

If you live in a coastal area, steel siding is an excellent option. Unlike table salt or sea salt, which can promote rust formation, steel siding with PVDF coating prevents rust from developing. 

This is especially important for coastal properties where exposure to sea salt is simply unavoidable. 

6. Ability to Retain its Shape 

One key advantage of steel siding is its ability to retain its shape and finish over time. And remember that PVDF coating? That just makes the siding that much stronger. You don’t need to worry about bending or warping, that is common with many other siding products. With high-quality installation by an experienced installer, your metal siding from BarrierBoss will hold its curb appeal for decades and decades.

7. Low Maintenance 

Homeowners and property owners love steel siding because it is so easy to maintain. A mild detergent and a bucket of water are sufficient for routine cleaning. A pressure washer can be used for tougher grime, but you do need to know what your doing. Too strong of a stream can damage just about anything. We suggest using a regular garden hose for routine maintenance. 

Just be sure to rinse the siding thoroughly to prevent any soap spots.

Home Siding and Commercial Steel Siding is Versatile and Easy to Maintain

Home siding and commercial steel siding offer some impressive versatility and ease of maintenance. Corrugated metal siding products from BarrierBoss are perfect for structures beyond your home. Think barns, barndominiums and pole barns, agricultural buildings, airplane hangars, She Sheds, man-caves, and more. 

What does this mean? It means your metal siding can stand the test of time no matter what you use it for (unless you’re thinking of a submarine—that’s a different story).

Metal Siding On A Building

Metal Siding Is Not Only Versatile, But Looks Modern Too!

Comparing Metal Siding with Other Traditional Siding Materials

Are you trying to decide on what type of siding to get? We understand. It’s a big decision and one that you’ll need to live with for 40 years or more. So, we’ve tried to make it a bit easier for you to decide.

Take a look below at some quick comparisons of metal versus other common siding choices.

Metal vs. Vinyl Siding

Whether you want corrugated metal siding, classic rib metal siding, deep grove metal siding, or cladding, these products are going to last longer than vinyl. While vinyl siding typically lasts 20 to 40 years, it can become brittle in extreme cold. This means potential cracking and thus the need for replacement.On the other hand, metal siding can last 40 years or more with basic upkeep. We’re so confident in our metal siding that we offer a 40-year warranty.

Metal Cladding

Metal Cladding For Both Siding And Roofing

Metal vs. Wood Siding

Wood siding is undeniably beautiful. We agree. However, it is highly susceptible to rot, mold, and pests. This means it is going to have some significant upkeep over the years. Every year, you will need to wash your wood siding. We suggest using a soft-bristled brush and warm water with an eco-friendly soap. 

Also, while wood siding may last 15 to 40 years with regular upkeep, metal siding can provide a lifespan of 40 years or more. This can make metal siding a much more sound investment.

Metal Siding Cost and Installation

Metal siding, particularly black corrugated siding, is typically the most cost-effective option in the long term. Yes, your installation costs might be a bit higher up front than with wood or vinyl. However, you have to remember the differences in lifespan. As metal siding can often last another 10 or 20 years more than wood or vinyl, it can make the expensive quite worth it.

For peace of mind, look at the total cost of ownership. This includes things like:

  • Replacement due to weather damage, rot, or pests
  • Paint (for wood siding)
  • Ongoing cleaning and maintenance 
  • Repairs from outdoor activities that can cause harsh impact to the side of the structure 

With steel siding, you are less likely to worry about any of the above.

BarrierBoss Metal Siding: The Ultimate Solution

BarrierBoss metal siding is a great choice for homeowners and property managers seeking quality and strength. Utilizing steel as its primary material, BarrierBoss siding ensures superior strength and longevity. We ensure our products are built to last.

We also take great pride in offering personalized customer service that goes above and beyond. Our team is dedicated to assisting customers every step of the way. From selecting the right siding options to ensuring smooth installation and ongoing support, we’re here for you. 

With BarrierBoss, homeowners can trust that they're purchasing the best siding products. And, they are receiving the highest level of care and attention to their needs. 

Experience the difference with BarrierBoss metal siding—where quality, strength, great-looking siding, and customer satisfaction are our top priorities. Contact us today.

In the market for metal siding, check out our offerings!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is BarrierBoss metal siding better than the competition?

At BarrierBoss, we use 26-gauge galvanized steel. Plus, we use a batch hot-dip process that immerses the steel in molten zinc. This allows us to monitor the quality and ensure you’re getting nothing but the best. Many of our competitors use 29-gauge steel. This is thinner and not as strong as the 26-gauge. When purchasing metal siding, be sure to pay attention to the thickness.

How strong is metal siding?

Metal siding is quite strong and can withstand thousands of pounds of force per square inch (KSI). This means excellent protection against some of the harshest weather conditions. Steel is superior to aluminum as it is better able to resist corrosion and maintain structural integrity. 

Can metal siding touch the ground?

Metal siding typically requires a clearance of 6 to 8 inches from the ground. This standard clearance ensures proper ventilation and prevents moisture buildup. Additionally, metal siding is well-known for its strength and low maintenance. That’s why it is such a popular choice for homeowners in need of new siding.

How long will metal siding last?

At BarrierBoss, our metal siding has a 40-year warranty. However, it typically exceeds this lifespan, lasting 50 years or more with proper maintenance. Our construction process focuses on quality control to make sure your siding can truly weather the elements. 

What are the pros and cons of metal siding?

There are so many pros and cons of metal siding. At BarrierBoss, we encourage homeowners and contractors to consider steel siding for the following reasons:

  • Can withstand harsh weather conditions
  • Less likely to corrode or rust
  • Lasts longer than vinyl or wood siding
  • Has a super modern look that is popular with homeowners and business owners

As far as cons, the only potential drawback is that the upfront investment may be higher. However, when you consider that metal can last 40 to 50 years and vinyl only lasts 20 to 25 years, the advantages are pretty clear.