Which type of roof to purchase and install is a big decision for every homeowner. Second to the roof is the home’s siding. The siding gives the home a certain look and also protects the structure and insulates it from the heat and cold. Homeowners want low maintenance siding that does not cost much to maintain or repair. In this article we will discuss why metal siding is a top option for many homeowners.There are many options available for siding material including metal. Metal is very low maintenance even in areas where there is severe winter weather. Snow, sleet and frost do not really affect metal, and it does not absorb moisture or promote the growth of mold or fungus.
With other siding materials, homeowners may have to spray regularly to prevent insect damage and infestation, but insects do not like metal so there is no need to spray.
Over the years, the look of metal siding has greatly improved – aluminum and steel siding are available in many textures and patterns and can even mimic the look of wood. Pre-painted metal can provide about 20 years of maintenance-free living.
Metal siding is very resistant to fire making it an excellent choice in high fire areas or areas that get frequent lighting storms. And for environmentally–conscious consumers, metal is a good choice because it is recyclable.
Now that you know all about the advantages of metal siding, what type of construction fastener should you use with your metal siding project? The RoofLoc® SCRAIL® Metal Roofing System distributed by FASCO America® uses SCRAIL® fasteners that are two times faster than collated screws and eight times faster than bulk screws. If you’d like to see the system used on a metal siding project, view this video.