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Homeowners here in the Minneapolis metro who need to get their siding replaced have lots of choices in terms of materials. But in this post we'd also like to talk about another choice - seamless siding.
We offer our Minnesota siding customers a number of different options, but by far the most popular - and our first recommendation - is our seamless steel siding
. Of course, by virtue of its content, we believe our steel siding is the best on the market, but it's the installation technique that produces a seamless siding that really takes it to the next level.
One Benefit of Seamless Siding Installation
Seamless Siding Keeps the Moisture Out
Many siding products are installed using standard lengths that are then cut as needed when the siding is put on. A typical installation results in a seam every 3 or 4 feet. Assume you've got just a small house - say 40' in length. That's an average of 10-12 seams PER strip of siding. Common siding is a 4" or 5" lap, so a 10' high wall would have 30 or more strips of siding. That means over 300 seams, and that's just one side of the house!
Wherever two strips butt up against each other, there is a seam. Even in a small one-story home, there are literally hundreds of those seams. Each miniscule gap between the siding pieces is a potential point of entry for moisture (among other things). And here in the Twin Cities that can be a major threat to the structural integrity of a home.
We get moisture in a variety of forms - wind-driven rain, sleet, hail, ice, and blowing snow. And while those gaps are filled with caulk during installation, caulk fails eventually, leaving an opening for that damaging moisture to get underneath the siding. The results? Mold, wood rot, and more.
Our Steel Siding Installation Process Produces NO Seams
The process we use to install our seamless steel siding
produces NO gaps because our specialized equipment we use on the job site extrudes each individual piece of siding to the exact length needed for that side of the house. If there are openings needed in the length such as windows, vents, etc., we pre-cut those before the siding strip is put on. And then at the corners of the house or around window and door openings we install trim that covers the edges of the siding.
The result is there are no gaps, no points of entry for moisture.
This is just one benefit of seamless siding - there are many more. Look for our upcoming post where we discuss another four. And if you'd like to find out more about what our seamless steel siding can do for your home (and how affordable it is), contact us today for a free in-home consultation.