Aluminum Siding -
Pros & Cons

Pros:
Aluminum siding comes smooth, or embossed with wood grain. It is relatively maintenance-free, corrosionproof and termiteproof, and it won't rot. Its surface finish is a durable, baked enamel paint.

— Norman Becker, "Homeowners Clinic,"
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Cons:
One problem with aluminum siding is that it can be dented, say, by a baseball striking it or a ladder pressing on it.

 



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If aluminum siding is scratched, the silver color of the bare aluminum below is exposed. However, the scratch can easily be repaired with touchup paint.

— Norman Becker, "Homeowners Clinic,"
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