How Long Does Metal Siding Last?
When you are deciding on new siding for your home, one of the most important aspects to consider is durability. At TruLog®, we understand that when you invest in new siding, you want something that not only looks great, but also lasts for years or even decades. Siding is designed to protect your home, so you don’t want a weak or brittle material that can be easily damaged by a strong storm. That’s why we make our siding from steel — not only will it withstand even the harshest outside elements, it is also impervious to rot, water damage, insect infestations, dents, cracks, and chipping. Our steel log siding is designed to protect your home for decades, with no maintenance necessary. Continue reading to learn more about our siding’s durability, and when you are ready to order, contact the team at TruLog®.
How long does Metal Siding last?
Exterior siding can upgrade your home’s curb appeal while also protecting your house from the elements. In addition to finding the aesthetics you want in a siding option, you’re probably thinking about durability and how long the siding will last. Good exterior siding should last a long time. TruLog™ steel log siding can last for decades without the need for maintenance. To learn more, please contact the TruLog™ team.
Why TruLog™ Steel Log Siding lasts for Decades
Log home maintenance can be a detriment to your wallet and steal your time. Because of its durability and maintenance-free nature, TruLog™ steel log siding can last a very long time. It stands up to forces that damage other types of siding, and you won’t have to do any repainting, resealing, or any other type of upkeep. TruLog™ is the log cabin siding you’ve been looking for.
Replacing siding comes at an additional expense. Unlike other common types of siding, TruLog™ steel siding won’t need to be replaced for many years. There are several things that could potentially cause you to need to replace other types of siding, such as:
- Hail damage
- Paint problems
- Water damage
- Insect infestations
TruLog™ metal siding resists these elements because it’s made from heavy gauge steel. It’s also covered by a limited lifetime warranty so that you’re protected from common paint problems, such as blistering and peeling.
While wood and cement siding options can also last for decades, they typically require routine care in order to make them last. Without annual maintenance, cement siding may crack and allow moisture beneath the surface, which can lead to a lot of damage and expensive repairs. Wood homes are susceptible to rot, damaged chinking, and faded wood if not properly and regularly cared for. Maintenance-free TruLog™ metal log siding only needs to be rinsed with water if it gets dirty, providing you with freedom from siding upkeep.
HOW THE PAINT AFFECTS METAL SIDING LONGEVITY
TruLog™ steel log siding won’t require repainting for decades. Damaged and old paint is a common reason that some people replace or redo their siding. Our TruLog™ siding’s paint coating is durable and tough, and is covered by a 30-year warranty in the event that it should flake, peel, crack, blister, chalk, or fade. Live with peace of mind knowing that your steel log siding paint is protected.
DAMAGE THAT CAN CAUSE YOU TO REPLACE OTHER TYPES OF SIDING
Siding longevity also depends on any damage and wear it sustains. Temperatures, moisture, weather and blunt damaging objects are all things that could shorten the life of your siding.
Extreme temperature changes pose a threat to any home siding. With temperature swings, many types of material expand or contract suddenly, which can lead to chips, cracks or — in extreme cases — may even cause the siding to dislodge from the walls. Like vinyl and fiber-cement, steel siding does expand and contract, but not to the point that it buckles or peels away from the wall.
TruLog™ steel log siding is one of the longest lasting options because its durability holds up even under extreme conditions. The heavy gauge steel resists some of the most damaging forces, including:
- High winds
- Hail damage
- Rust and corrosion
Because of a metal alloy coating, TruLog™ steel siding will not corrode or rust, which is a primary concern of many homeowners considering metal siding. It’s also fire-proof, and the seams can be positioned to keep wind and rain out of them.
Durability combined with a long-lasting paint coating means TruLog™ steel siding can last for decades without needing to be replaced. Thanks to this siding that looks like wood, your home will have a natural, rustic log-look that your family can enjoy for many seasons to come.
To learn more about TruLog™ steel log siding and to get an estimate, please contact us!