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Corrugated Metal Siding: The Top Pros And Cons That You Need to Know

When you think of home or commercial siding, you might think of vinyl, brick, log, or stucco. But, many builders are now turning to corrugated metal siding as an alternative. In fact, the related market is projected to grow steadily at a 3.2% CAGR from 2023 to 2031

Why? Because more and more homeowners and contractors are loving the sleek design that metal provides and its resilience to harsh weather conditions. 

Let’s take a look at some of the most common materials reshaping the way we view siding.

Corrugated Metal Siding is Growing in Popularity

It’s really no wonder that corrugated metal siding has become so popular. It is super resilient to harsh elements such as snow, rain, wind, and even hail. In fact, steel siding can often hold its own when it comes to hurricanes and tornadoes. Compared to competitive options on the market, steel siding is up to four times less likely to warp or expand. This means that it will not only stand the test of time, but its structural integrity will remain intact, too.

Beyond its super strength, people in the market love how it looks. Those distinctive grooves and ridges catch the eye. This means a healthy boost to your property’s curb appeal, especially in areas known for flat surfaces or less appealing siding choices. 

Interestingly, not only is corrugated metal siding becoming popular for homes, commercial buildings, etc., but it’s also found its place in she sheds and man caves. People can’t seem to get enough of the look, and they’re finding more and more ways to use steel siding to match their visual interests.

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Advantages of Corrugated Metal Siding

So, let’s get a bit more specific. Aside from what we mentioned above, what has so many people seeking metal siding for a barn, workshop, or the increasingly popular she shed? Take a look at our list below. We’re confident you’ll agree with why so many people choose steel siding over old-school alternatives.


Steel is built to last. BarrierBoss corrugated metal panels are 26-gauge. And for those not yet in the know, the higher the number, the thinner the metal actually is. This means that a 26-gauge metal is stronger than a 29-gauge, which many of our competitors use. So, when we’re talking about harsh weather conditions, we’re confident in our product's ability to withstand some of the worst days. With a thinner gauge, you could end up with a problem.

Easy to Maintain

With many siding products, regular maintenance is required. For example, wooden siding needs to be repainted every three to five years in most cases. And, you may need to replace it in as little as 20 years. 

With corrugated metal siding, little to no maintenance is required. If you see a stain or want to clear it from environmental debris, all you need is your garden hose and some environmentally friendly dish detergent mixed with water. Further, our corrugated metal siding is designed to last for 40 years or more. And we’re so confident in that, that we offer a 40-year warranty on our metal products.

Fire Resistance

Metal does not burn, so corrugated metal roofing and siding are fire-resistant. Roof assemblies achieve a Class A Fire Rating when installed on non-combustible decks or framing per IBC, IRC, or in alignment with UL listings (UL790).

What does all this mean? Basically, in the event of fire, your corrugated metal siding will survive. However, it is important to know that materials that the siding is attached to, such as wooden studs or other framing materials, are not fire-resistant.

Curb Appeal

Steel siding products are well known to enhance the curb appeal of your home or property. At BarrierBoss, we make our metal in-house instead of buying it from outside suppliers. We offer siding in black or steel galvalume, and we have full control over the galvanized coating thickness as well as the thickness of the paint. 

This allows us to deliver a product that exceeds the usual paint coating and galvanization requirements. Additionally, we use PVDF paint and have 26 colors to choose from. We paint both sides of the panels we sell. We are the only manufacturer that offers a product at our level of quality at such an affordable price point.

Choose from sizes like 32" x 48", 32" x 68", and 32" x 96". Just let us know if these aren’t the right sizes for your project. We’re happy to create a custom size perfectly suited to your needs.

Disadvantages of Corrugated Metal Siding

While we do love to highlight the impressive advantages of corrugated metal siding, we know that there are a few potential perceived disadvantages as well. Here are some things to be aware of before you make your purchase. 

Excessive Noise

Have you ever heard the sound of rain falling on a tin can? Well, there’s a reason for that. Metal can be noisy. So, be prepared that you may experience noise during inclement weather. This is especially common with rain and hail, and from time to time, you may hear the metal bending from the wind.

Dent and Buckle Easily

Though our corrugated metal sheets are highly resistant to dents, buckles, and splits, it can happen. Small branches, a hit from a baseball, or construction equipment coming into contact can cause damage. This said, the nature of our 26-gauge siding makes these dents less common than what you might see with a 29-guage product. 

Have a dent and wondering what to do? Here’s some quick tips:

  • Most small dents can be fixed by carefully punching them out with a rubber mallet. 
  • If you do experience widespread damage from a natural disaster, be sure to replace siding promptly to maintain structural integrity.

Expensive and Slow Delivery

With the supply chain issues that so many of us have experienced since the pandemic, delivery times for some products take longer. And, shipping such large products can also be expensive.

At BarrierBoss, we're addressing this issue head-on. We don’t claim to sell products that we don’t have on hand. Further, we prioritize prompt order fulfillment. Depending on the shipping method and destination, we can usually deliver our products within three to five days. We utilize a freight movement system that does not fall within the usual parameters of LTL (less-than-truckload) or FTL (full truckload freight). We also don’t use your average third-party carriers. Instead, we work with partners within existing networks that offer us price breakage for fractional shipping.

Note: International shipments often require additional time due to customs requirements. Despite these considerations, our team remains dedicated to ensuring swift and efficient delivery of your order.

Rust and Corrosion

Corrugated steel can rust if the galvanized coating wears off. To combat this, BarrierBoss uses the highest zinc coating in the industry on both sides of our products. And we have an in-house zinc bath, which means we can control the quality. This zinc coating is a robust shield for the steel before paint application. Further, unlike our competitors who typically used SMP. our choice of PVDF paint provides further protection. This means a stronger product that maintains its integrity for longer.

Industrial Appearance

While many people love the industrial look of metal, some do not. That’s why it is so important to consider the look and effect that is important to you. If metal doesn’t suit your fancy, we recommend other reliable options such as vinyl, brick, stucco, or even board and batten siding. 

Why Choose BarrierBoss?

Here’s our take on why BarrierBoss provides the ultimate metal siding solution:

  • Quality: We didn’t get into this business to offer anything less than the best. We’re committed to quality and excellence. Our 26-gauge metal products are high-quality and designed to last.
  • Affordability: We don’t want to be the most expensive supplier for corrugated metal siding. Rather, our prices are competitive in the market. And, we’re proud to offer a superior product at a lower price than many of our competitors.
  • Customer Service: Have you ever experienced bad customer service when placing an order? We know that we have. And that bad experience is bound to keep you from spending dollars there in the future. At BarrierBoss, our goal is to create an amazing customer service experience from start to finish. Whether it’s at the time of order if you need to make a return or take advantage of your warranty, we want to make the process easy.
  • B2B Partner Programs: Collaborating with BarrierBoss is flexible. We offer various partnership options to tailor your engagement based on the unique requirements of your business. 
  • Return Policy: We stand by our products with a generous return policy, accepting any unused materials in like-new condition. Our return process is designed for a hassle-free experience. Just let us know what you need to return, and we’ll make it happen.
  • Manufacture, Assembly, and Delivery: We provide end-to-end assistance, supporting you through the manufacturing phase, assembly, and final delivery of your order. Our comprehensive support is extended to partners near our headquarters and dealers, ensuring you have access to support when you need it.

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Frequently Asked Questions 

Is corrugated metal good for siding?

Yes, corrugated metal is an excellent choice for siding. Our 26-gauge galvanized steel is designed to stand the test of time, providing a thicker and stronger choice than common 29-guage alternatives. 

Is it easy to install corrugated metal siding?

Depending on your experience with siding installation, you may find that the complexity falls right in the middle. Vinyl siding tends to be the easiest to install. However, corrugated metal siding is built to be far more resilient and long-lasting than many of its siding counterparts. This makes the extra effort worth it in the long run. If you need help with installation, please let us know. We’ll be happy to connect you with a contractor that can help you with your project.