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Aluminum siding came into widespread popularity in the 1940's and 50's. There was a surplus of aluminum following World War II and new uses needed to be found for the material. It was around this time that researchers developed aluminum cookware, soda cans, and, of course, aluminum siding for your home. Aluminum siding is still in use today, but has significantly decreased in popularity after the introduction of vinyl siding.

Aluminum Siding Pros

Aluminum siding's two main selling points are the same today as they were in the 1950's: durability and affordability. Aluminum offers a more durable alternative than wood siding. By installing aluminum siding you're choosing a material that is resistant to fire, rot, insects, and weather. Aluminum siding also requires minimal maintenance, but its best feature is its cost-effectiveness. For metal siding there's no better deal than aluminum siding.

Aluminum Siding Cons

Aluminum siding doesn't rot, but it can chalk, fade, and dent. This means repairs will need to made in the future, and repairing aluminum siding can be difficult. Aluminum siding will also require painting over time. Aluminum siding provides little to no insulation, and the siding has been known to interfere with TV and radio signals. The greatest disadvantage of aluminum siding as compared with other siding options is the difficulty of replacing damaged sections. For many consumers, vinyl siding has replaced aluminum siding as the best inexpensive option for residential siding.

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