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Installing Aluminum Siding

 

Installation of Aluminum Siding
"...The main advantages of aluminum siding include its longevity and low maintenance. It doesn't change much over time and it is finished with coatings that are formulated for toughness and long-term durability."

History of Aluminum Siding
After seeing how paint bonds to aluminum fuselages on World War II planes, Jerome Kaufman, owner of one of the largest retail home improvement dealers in the U.S., invents the first residential baked enamel aluminum siding.

Durability and Maintenance of Aluminum Siding
Aluminum is easily maintained in the first few years. After that the color may fade or paint may peel, blister or crack. Aluminum should be watched for dents, which should either be repainted or the panel replaced.

Installation Techniques for Aluminum Siding
Step by step guidelines for installing aluminum siding.

Cost of Aluminum Siding
Aluminum is more expensive than vinyl, but it is readily available in a variety of colors. Aluminum is more labor intensive to install and you will pay more for installation.

Pros and Cons
The Pros and Cons of installing aluminum siding.

Vinyl Siding Materials and Manufacturers
A listing of the manufacturers of aluminum siding.