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Old 10-25-2017, 11:09 AM   #1
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Thoughts On Vinyl Siding Vs. Steel Siding?


Helping my brother with a fixer upper. Do you prefer vinyl house siding or steel siding and why?
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:25 PM   #2
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Kind of depends on what part of the country you are in , but. Here I pretty much only put steel on , only 3 vinyl jobs in 20 years. IMO steel is a good way to go. When installed right you are pretty much done with it. Will not come off due to wind, holds up to hail pretty good , carries a fairly good warranty. Insulation can be added fairly easy when installing. It is a green product , if one cares about that. Personally I think it looks better then vinyl , steel will not fade like vinyl. I can install steel in cold weather without worry about it breaking.
Am sure there are other things too, I do every thing I can to talk people out of even thinking about vinyl.

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I agree with Randy, but unfortunately I live in the land of vinyl. I've only seen 2 steel jobs in the last 20 years. People are at the point they only consider vinyl.
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Vinyl is final here. Can't say I've ever seen steel siding on a residential home.


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IMO the only real good thing can say about vinyl is it is cheap and goes on fast, For a flip where one is looking to make money it works. Steel does seen to be a regional product.
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Vinyl is final here. Can't say I've ever seen steel siding on a residential home.


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. It is a green product , if one cares about that.
What is the green part
Where does the steel come from
We don't use exterior wall coverings over here, it's all wood byproducts or Cementitious products.
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It's green because it's 100% recyclable and a lot of steel used in construction has been used before for something else.
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It's green because it's 100% recyclable and a lot of steel used in construction has been used before for something else.
Yep , try recycling vinyl , or Hardi = landfill I like getting paid to get rid of it rather then paying.
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Where does the metal come from???
Nothing green about it,,, it's a farce!

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