Aluminum siding was in abundance after World War II. The increased production of this versatile material during the war years resulted in a surplus, and consequently, the search for new uses for aluminum. Aluminum siding was born in this era of post-war production, along with cookware, lawn chairs and soda cans. Aluminium siding did offer certain advantages over wood. However, these benefits pale in comparison to those offered by high quality vinyl siding in general, and our patented Amazing Plank Acrylic Siding in particular. A few comparisons between traditional aluminum siding and our product may assist consumers in making the right choice for protecting their home against the elements.
Unlike wood, aluminum siding does not rot—however, aluminum siding does chalk, fade, dent and may require painting over time. Aluminum siding conducts electricity, which could be hazardous if the wall area comes into contact with electrical wiring such as light fixtures. Also, aluminum siding may interfere with TV and radio reception. Such maladies are present with both aluminum and steel sidings. Probably the greatest disadvantage of aluminum siding as compared with Amazing Plank Acrylic Siding is the difficulty of replacing damaged sections. If a wire breaks or a pipe bursts in the middle of a wall, an entire section of aluminum siding must be removed—starting at the top of the wall, working down to the repair area. It is very likely that dents or scratches will occur as the nails are removed. It is usually very difficult to obtain a proper color match should you need to replace a section of aluminum siding.
Unlike Amazing Plank Acrylic Siding, aluminum siding provides little to no insulating properties. (That is why aluminum is considered a “conductor!”) Our patented foam-backing system increases wall insulating values by 50%. In fact, we guarantee up to 25% energy reduction in writing. Our manufacturer has such confidence in the quality of our work that they warrant our installation as well as the material itself. This means that in the unlikely event of any problems arising due to a fault in our workmanship, our manufacturer will pay to fix it, no questions asked. This is an industry first! It is easy to understand why Amazing Siding & Windows was named “The Top Performing Siding Company in America” by Qualified Remodeler Magazine, two years in a row.