The Advantages of Aluminum Siding Over Vinyl Siding for Your Home

Aluminum Siding is a Viable Option for Homes in Areas with Seasonal Extremes

Contractors fixing aluminum siding on a house

For some homeowners, especially those with older homes or those who have lived in the same location for a significant period of time, the thought of moving to a new or newer residence may not be terribly enticing.  Removing the costs of a physical move from the equation, it may be a matter of comfort with their current residence/neighbourhood or perhaps a reluctance to leave behind years of memories that fuels their hesitancy.

But this mindset does not mean that they cannot make any changes or upgrades to their existing residence in order to give it a new or revitalized look.  One such option would be the installation of siding around the exterior of the home.  In fact, homeowners would realize several long-term benefits by converting the existing exterior to siding, including:

  • Reduced maintenance
  • Boosted energy efficiency
  • Superior protective qualities
  • Enhanced aesthetics/curb appeal

When the decision is made to install siding, homeowners fundamentally have to make a choice between aluminum and vinyl.  If differentiated on the basis of the above-noted long-term benefits, the edge is decidedly in favour of aluminum siding:

  • Properties of Aluminum Siding
    • Lightweight and easy to install
    • Cost-effective to install and maintain
    • Available in a range of colours/textures
    • Can be painted in order to change colour
    • Waterproof, moisture proof, fire/heat resistant
    • Resistant to rust, rot, mold, and pest infestation
    • Energy efficiency – has good insulating properties
    • Not affected by extreme cold/temperature changes
    • Environmentally-friendly material – 100% recyclable
    • Will likely need painting at some point to revive colour
    • Susceptible to dents – panels difficult to repair/replace
  • Properties of Vinyl Siding
    • Relatively maintenance-free material
    • Damage-resistant (to dents and scratches)
    • Not colour-fast – original look will fade over time
    • Will expand/contract with seasonal temperature changes
    • Can become brittle and crack with prolonged exposure to cold

    Aluminum siding is a durable and cost-effective option for homeowners, delivering a high return on their investment over time.  Furthermore, based solely on the weather-related factors contrasted above, aluminum siding would be a viable choice for homes in regions with extreme seasonal fluctuations such as Toronto and the GTA.

    Aluminum Siding Installation by One of Toronto’s Leading Roofing Companies

    Although converting the exterior of a home to aluminum siding could be a do-it-yourself project for the adventurous homeowner, services they would be well-advised to contract the work to knowledgeable installers like the team from Triumph Roofing in Toronto.  As one of the leading roofing companies in Toronto and the GTA, Triumph Roofing has experience and expertise that extends beyond the roof and encompasses all aspects of the building envelope, including the installation, replacement, and repair of aluminum siding.

    The proper installation and caulking of any siding is vital to blocking the penetration of water, moisture, and air into a home, thereby averting potential damage to its structural integrity and lowering heating and cooling at appropriate/respective times of the year.

    Thinking about converting your home’s exterior to aluminum siding?  Call the installation specialists at Triumph Roofing today at 416-534-8877 to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your needs and receive a no-obligation estimate.

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