Corrugated Metal Siding

You are probably familiar with the wavelike pattern of corrugated roofing. But can this product be used for the exterior wall panels for your home? The solution is corrugated metal siding. This corrugated metal siding allows for a lot of personalization and pattern variation. Corrugated metal siding is available in multiple widths and colors for your home or building. There are numerous materials that are suitable to your specific housing needs. The steel type of corrugated metal siding is harder and is able to withstand damage from hail storms. On the hand, aluminum performs better in areas where saltwater can cause deterioration. Generally, corrugated metal siding is usually available in both aluminum and steel variations.

Types of Corrugated Metal Siding

Corrugated Metal SidingThere are two common types of metals used for corrugated metal siding. One being aluminum corrugated metal siding and the other being steel corrugated metal siding. Aluminum siding provides a more durable finish than straight sheet metal. It is ideal to have this in coastal areas because the aluminum will react with moist and salty air to form aluminum oxide. This reaction will create a hard coating that seals the aluminum surface from future deterioration. Thus, adding additional protection. Some companies will offer coatings to protect the finish from rust. However, some may like the rusted look and will take off the coating. In addition, aluminum is soft compared to steel, therefore weather such as hailstorms can causes dents on this type of siding.

Corrugated steel siding is a stiffer material than aluminum. Steel offers a more dent resistance form and can prevent even the harshest hailstorms. The corrugated steel siding can form rust over time, but there are zinc corrosion-resistant coatings that can be added to the material. Sometimes, these coatings lose its advantages on the edges as the years go by. But there are some products with baked-on finishes that can protect the siding and guarantee it for a number of years. In addition, if needed, the metal can be repainted with tough paint (ones used for automobiles) if the extended life of the product is a little “rough around the edges”. Furthermore, to add to its list of features, steel is also the best in terms of fire protection.

Therefore, these panels are fire resistant, minimal maintenance is required to maintain them in good condition, termite resistant, durable to weathering, recyclable and costs less than stucco, brick or cement/concrete related products for wall sidings.

Corrugated Metal Siding Performance

Installed Corrugated Metal SidingFor the warm months, when heating is not needed, the structure has built in a damper bypass system that directs the accumulated hot air upwards into the atmosphere. Not only is corrugated steel siding heat reflective, but manufacturers have come up with a perforated style of metal siding that reduces heating bills. This is done when corrugated steel siding is mounted on the south wall of a building.

Modern technology and metal processing techniques for these corrugated steel siding allow the metal siding to be formed into a range of configurations and shapes that allow for a great deal of creativity and mobility. The corrugations on the corrugated steel siding add rigidity and strength to this light metal. To sum it up, metal roofing and corrugated metal siding are lightweight, yet very strong, cost-effective and great weather resistant building materials.

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