While aluminum siding once upon a time was all the rage, it isn’t as common these days as it was. Inexpensive vinyl siding has taken its place, but that doesn’t mean that aluminum siding is not a good option for a homeowner. In fact, if you are willing to make the extra investment, aluminum siding has quite a few things in its favor. Aluminum is a very sturdy material compared with other types of siding. It doesn’t break easily, it won’t melt from nearby heat sources, and it won’t get brittle in the wintertime. It also won’t have issues with rot and wood-destroying insects.
Aluminum can, however, be somewhat tricky to install, so you would need an experienced person doing the job. This also means that any damaged sections of siding will be tricky to remove.
If you are willing to pay the premium price that aluminum has, then you do get what you pay for. A high-quality siding material with very few downsides.