FAQ: Common Questions and Answers About Steel Siding

Thinking about a metallic makeover? According to Home Advisor, steel siding is the longest lasting siding material available and, when compared to other siding materials, is tough to beat. In this blog, we answer the most frequently asked questions we receive about steel siding from homeowners to help you determine whether it is the best option for you.

Seven of the most common questions, and answers, around steel siding.

1. Does steel siding rust?

The simple answer is “no.” The process of galvanization means that a layer of protective zinc is added to the surface to prevent rust and corrosion. It is used for a variety of products and applications, such as beams, piping automobiles, aircrafts, ocean liners and military ships, and for good reason. This is what we’re offering now for your homes when we refer to “steel siding” – if it stands up to the harshest of salt water, it’ll work for your home!

2. Does steel siding dent easily?

Forty-four percent more homeowners worry about a storm damaging their home today than five years ago. hose who choose the strength of steel siding can rest assured knowing it’s resistant to denting, damage from hail, wind and even fire. In fact, Ply Gem’s steel siding is backed by a 50-year hail warranty. You won’t find this type of protection against the elements with other cladding materials such as fiber cement or engineered wood.

3. How long does steel siding last?

According to House Logic, with proper maintenance steel siding can last up to fifty years. This siding material has the strength of galvanized steel, which makes it incredibly tough and durable, so it resists any bumps, dents, and other possible dings. Plus, Ply Gem’s steel siding is backed by an industry leading limited lifetime warranty.

4. Is steel siding shiny?

Many envision steel siding as shiny and flat. For traditional styling, Ply Gem Steel Siding has an embossed woodgrain pattern with detailed texture that looks like real wood, without the maintenance, and without the high-gloss look of metal. Today’s steel is also made with modern color retention technologies. High-performance products like Ply Gem Steel Siding have a high-performance coating that lasts a lifetime. All colors – even the most rich and vibrant – are backed by a 35-year fade warranty not typically offered in competitive categories.

5. How much does steel siding cost?

Historically, steel siding has sold at a premium price point. Through modern innovations, Ply Gem has reduced steel siding cost and made it much more affordable and cost-effective. Contact an installer for information on pricing.

6. Do installers recommend steel siding?

Installers love steel siding. Why? Because it’s beautiful, durable and hail resistant. Additionally, unlike other siding materials, the colors are chalk and fade resistant.

7. Where can I buy steel siding?

If you’re shopping for siding steel is a great option. It’s attractive, durable and backed by Ply Gem’s industry leading warranty. Find a pro that can help you buy steel siding here.