What Is the Most Durable Siding?
Living in Alaska means keeping the local climate in mind when considering what type of siding to have installed on your home. After all, you don’t want to make a heavy investment in cladding for your home that is not designed for our frigid, wet, and windy environment. Let’s review popular types of siding and how they perform:
Vinyl siding is known for its low-maintenance properties, a benefit that lures many homeowners. However, this material can be damaged with strong impact and tends to crack at freezing temperatures, making it a less viable option.
Wood siding, though a favorite in terms of appearance, may be the most susceptible to our cold climate. Without constant maintenance and attention, wood siding can absorb moisture, causing it to warp and rot fairly quickly.
Fiber Cement Siding
Though stronger than wood and vinyl cladding, fiber cement siding still lags in terms of performance against frigid temperatures and turbulent winter storms. While it may not be the worst, it certainly isn’t the best.
For the ultimate peace of mind knowing your home is equipped to withstand anything Mother Nature throws at it, steel siding is your top choice. Hands down, steel is the most durable siding material on the market and will resist damage from the elements for decades on end.
An Experienced Contractor Offering Steel Siding
ABC Seamless of Anchorage installs heavy-gauge steel siding, the strongest option for Alaskan homeowners. Choose us for siding replacement and we’ll size your new siding to fit your home’s precise dimensions, eliminating unsightly seams and protecting against moisture infiltration. We’ll also include a lifetime product warranty, as well as a 10-year labor warranty, with your project. Contact us today to learn more.