In a recent blog post we discussed how having the right roof - such as a metal one - can reduce the likelihood of fire destroying your home. A metal roof for protection from fire in the event of something like a lightning strike or embers blowing in from elsewhere is important. But having the right siding is, too. Surrounding the exterior of your home with noncombustible materials goes a long way, and that's why we highly recommend metal siding if you want the best in fire protection. Our seamless steel siding - installed in conjunction with a steel or other metal roof - provides just that.
There are other siding materials such as three-coat stucco, brick, or fiber cement siding that resist fire, but seamless steel siding has advantages that these other options do not have.
- Steel siding requires no additional treatment or coating to resist fire; steel in and of itself is noncombustible
- Steel siding is lightweight, and that quality gives it a plus in the event an internal fire breaks out. Lightweight exteriors are less likely to collapse and possibly harm either residents or fire fighters in the process
- Steel siding requires virtually no maintenance
- Our seamless steel siding meets or exceeds fire resistant ratings of most local building codes without additional materials
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