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Choosing the Perfect Metal Siding: Factors To Consider for a Seamless Installation

There are plenty of excellent reasons to choose metal siding for your home’s exterior:

  • It offers excellent durability, both in extreme heat and extreme cold—it’s also fire, rot, and pest-resistant.
  • Metal siding gives your home a unique aesthetic appeal.
  • Metal siding is low-maintenance.
  • Metal siding is recyclable.

In order to get the most out of your metal siding, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Measure carefully, and purchase more siding than your measurements indicate—you’ll want to overlap the edges of your metal siding and have extra in case you made a mistake in your measurements or during the cutting process.
  • Make sure to follow the installation methods indicated by the siding manufacturer.
  • Purchase high-quality tools for the job or hire a professional contractor to help with installation.

Need assistance? The team at STAR Building Materials can help you choose the perfect metal siding and tools, and even give you tips on installation.

Regulatory Compliance

When replacing siding in Winnipeg, you may not need a permit if the siding you’re replacing is made of the same material. That means you may not need a permit if you’re replacing your existing metal siding with new metal siding.

In any other case, you’ll need to obtain a building permit from the city. These permits ensure that your new siding will meet the City of Winnipeg’s building codes. Always obtain permits before purchasing siding—this can help save you a lot of time and money. 


Is Metal Cheaper Than Vinyl Siding?

The initial cost of metal siding is typically more than vinyl siding. On the other hand, metal siding can offer a greater lifespan than vinyl siding, which can make its overall cost lower over time. When it comes to value for money, the choice between metal and vinyl siding depends heavily on your needs and goals. 

What Is Metal Siding Called?

Metal siding is usually called just that—metal siding. Sometimes you’ll hear it named after the metals used—steel siding, aluminum siding, or metal siding. You may also hear it called metal wall cladding.

Is Metal Siding a Good Option?

Metal siding can be an excellent option, especially in regions with extreme climates. It offers excellent durability and a great lifespan, and it’s an environmentally friendly option. Metal siding also offers a unique aesthetic that many homeowners love. 

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