The Top Three Siding Materials Used on MN Homes

Here’s some advice from a siding contractor to help you determine what is best for you and your home.

One of the most dramatic ways to make a lasting change to the exterior of your home is to replace the siding. While the change will be immediate and refreshing, the benefits can be equally as impressive.

When vinyl siding first became widely available in the 1950’s, there were very few choices and even fewer colors. Today, siding is available in a number of materials and every imaginable color and texture. From bargain basement thin white vinyl siding to durable and intricately textured premium metal siding that will last a lifetime. Siding can fit any style, any climate, and any budget.

All Son’s Exteriors has over 30 years of experience as professional siding contractors. We know the siding industry inside and out! We can help you find the best material for you at a price that complements your home. What’s more, our quality installation services are unmatched in the Twin Cities and greater MN.

Here is a quick list of some of the most popular siding materials available today. They will all sound very familiar, yet the benefits and applications may surprise you.

Vinyl

Vinyl siding became the first competitor to the more traditional wood siding. This space-age material was originally thin, brittle, was prone to discoloration, and had a lifespan of around 10 years. On the other hand, it was a very economical way to reside your home and give it a brand new look.

That was then, this is today. Your options for vinel siding are now vastly improved. It is available in heavier thicknesses, comes in many colors that can withstand the heat of the sun, and are much more durable than ever before. Also, you can get it “textured” to look like wood, for example. Vinyl is still the cost leader when it comes to dollar per installed foot.

Example of Vinyl siding in MN
Example of Vinyl siding in MN

Aluminum

Aluminum siding has technically been available longer than vinyl siding. The cost of vinyl siding is what created the entire industry and made it popular among homeowners. Aluminum has many advantages over vinyl. Like vinyl, aluminum is available in various thicknesses. It is resistant to cracking. It comes in many colors and textures and can be easily painted. In high traffic areas, aluminum can be prone to denting and damage. These areas can be easily maintained with procedures as simple as touch-up paint, to replacing siding panels. There is a lot of flexibility with aluminum at a higher price providing greater value.

Example of MN exterior siding contractor aluminum siding
Example of MN exterior siding contractor aluminum siding

Steel siding is most certainly the premium material out of these three. It provides the ease of installation, the flexibility of shapes and textures and can be easily painted. It is the most durable of the three. Able to withstand not only the heat and the sun, high traffic areas, and also the extreme weather we often find here in Minnesota.

Example of MN exterior siding contractor steel siding
Example of MN exterior siding contractor steel siding

All Son’s Exteriors has decades of professional installation and services experience with all kinds of siding in Lakeville MN. Call us today at  952-469-5221 or email us at allsonsexteriors@gmail.com and speak with one of our installation experts. Let us help you decide on the best material for your family, for your home, and for you.