Metal siding is a popular alternative to wood, vinyl, and other materials in situations where durability is a top priority. The two types of metal used in the manufacture of siding are aluminum and steel.
Both aluminum and steel siding are durable, low- maintenance, and fire-resistant. For house cladding, they have been used since the 1940s. They grew significantly in popularity in the 1980s, when the quality and look gained a new sophistication with embossing and coatings realistically simulating wood.