Quarve Contracting
Monday 21 January 2019

So, Is Steel Siding Really Okay for Colder Climates?

Posted by at 9:00 AM

If you're at all familiar with our Minnesota exterior home improvement company, you have probably figured out that seamless steel siding is one of our specialties. Steel siding for homes is not as common in Minnesota as other options like vinyl or wood siding, but for many reasons we believe it is the very best siding material for homes in the Twin Cities area.

In fact, in a recent blog post we discussed steel siding and colder climates. If you've read that post, you’ve seen that insulation is not a problem and that cracked siding is not an issue any longer, but now in this post you can find out even more benefits that come with the right siding.

Choosing a siding material for your home is important because you need the one that is going to help you the most. Seamless steel siding is one of those high performing siding choices in the winter that is going to go unsurpassed by any others.

No Risk of Melting or Distorted Siding

Melting siding is not something that anyone wants to deal with. Sometimes when the neighbor’s windows are coated with a special treatment, this can reflect a beam of light to siding on your home. This can the siding to melt because of that concentrated light that heats up. (Think magnifying glass and a leaf. Picture that little flame?) And even spots where a home is exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time could have issues with the heat of the sun distorting siding.

This happens more often than not with vinyl siding, and it is definitely something that is going to make you want to re-think your siding choice to something that isn't going to be affected by these situations.

Steel siding has a much higher melting point than other siding options on the market so you don’t have to worry about that beam of light or that constant sunlight melting the steel on your home. It is also fire resistant, so you don’t have to worry about it not being durable enough to repel that fire that might happen. (You might be surprised at the number of siding repair calls we get when grills are placed too close to a house.) Be more protected with steel siding than ever before.

Steel Siding Resists Thawing and Freezing

Repeated thawing and freezing are normal cycles that happen in Minnesota during the winter. And sometimes those temperature variations are extreme. Sometimes this can warp the siding on a home, but when you choose steel, you don’t have to worry about it. Our seamless steel siding is non-porous, so it is not going to shift when the siding freezes and then thaws. It is going to remain the same. The best part is even the finish isn't affected. For many siding products, freezing and thawing cycles mean periodic paint touch-ups. Not any longer, if you choose our steel siding.

If you’re ready to invest in better siding, speak with us here. We provide high-quality steel siding that you can trust in for your Twin Cities home. You can live in comfort with the right siding for the home that you have. Call us today to schedule a time to learn more.

We are a licensed Minnesota siding installation contractor, and we serve the greater Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area, including western Wisconsin.