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The Advantages of Metal Siding Lubbock TX Houses can use

By Mary Martin Subscribe to RSS | May 3rd 2012 | Views:
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Sidings are installed to protect house walls from damage due to weather in areas like Lubbock, Texas, or pests. Sidings can be made of strong materials like vinyl, wood, and metal. Metal sidings are typically made of steel or aluminum.

Steel siding was first patented in 1903. When rural North America became more reliant on agricultural equipment, buildings that housed machinery had to be quickly put up, and steel became the siding of choice for these buildings. Eventually, increased aluminum production during World War II popularized aluminum sidings for commercial and residential purposes. Today, both steel and aluminum are recognized for their practical and aesthetic applications to residential and commercial buildings.

Steel. In factories, steel sidings start as sheets transported into feeders through a conveyor belt. The feeders fold and bend the sheets to the desired shape then feed them to machines that coat them with protective substances. For instance, corrugated steel sidings are covered with metals like zinc that are highly resistant to corrosion. The wavy shape of steel sidings lets water and debris slide down the material easily.

Lubbock sidings made of steel are highly resistant to almost anything (e.g. rain, snow, and hail) that Mother Nature can throw at them, and are installed on commercial buildings. These sidings can be hosed down for regular cleaning and may seem expensive initially, but their low maintenance cost can save you dollars in the long run.

Aluminum. Like steel, the aluminum used for siding Lubbock TX houses is very durable and lasts for up to 40 years, with proper care. Aluminum is lightweight and easily cut and shaped, so installation is likewise easy. The material is also good for insulation, which makes it ideal for places like Lubbock, where night temperatures often go below the freezing point.

The kinds of aluminum siding Lubbock TX houses have undergo a similar manufacturing process. Aluminum coil stock is coated with protective substances then painted to improve aesthetic value. Subsequently, the aluminum siding is baked to add strength and covered with enamel to create the desired texture. This makes it ideal for homeowners who want some color on their new sidings or those who wish to restore faded colors on old sidings.

Steel and aluminum siding can be purchased in most construction stores. Many Lubbock roofers offer siding services as well. For more information on the advantages of metal siding for houses, you may read rightcontractors.com/siding/the-advantages-of-having-metal-siding-on-your-home.

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