Aluminum siding has been around for quite a long time, and there are many reasons for this. Being a metal, it is fairly sturdy, but unlike steel, it doesn’t have the tendency to rust. It is not damaged by wood destroying insects or water intrusion like wood, and it can stand up to high heat, unlike vinyl siding.

With all those benefits, you might wonder why there are other types of siding used at all, but of course, there are some downsides to aluminum siding as well.

One shortcoming of aluminum siding is that it dents fairly easy. The thicker the material is, the less likely this is to happen, but of course, this will cost extra. It is also slightly more complicated to replace a single panel if it is damaged. Installation of aluminum siding might end up costing you more than vinyl siding, but there are definitely many advantages to consider.