Why Seamless Siding
The wide range of siding materials available offers a variety of features and benefits. All promise to protect your home from the elements. With our weather extremes, that’s a tall order in Minnesota, especially when you consider these other factors:
- Ease of installation
- Water resistance
- Energy efficiency
- Minimum maintenance
Spotless & Seamless Exteriors offers a siding product with all these benefits and more. Seamless steel siding allows homes to withstand the toughest weather conditions and retain beautiful exteriors for years. Even some of the most popular siding materials—vinyl and smart siding—can’t come close to the timeless style, durability, and efficiency of seamless steel siding. Here’s why:
Vinyl Siding – Made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin, vinyl panels overlap and interlock, resulting in visible seams. If not installed properly, moisture can creep in underneath, eventually rotting the walls. Easily damaged by lawn care equipment, wind, branches, and even a stray baseball, vinyl siding is a hassle to repair. You’ll have to replace an entire section and may not be able to match colors if the siding has faded from its original shade or is no longer available from the manufacturer. In addition, vinyl siding can crack in cold temperatures, warp in the sunlight, and melt in fires, releasing toxic chemicals into the air. At the very least, you will have to paint it every seven years if you want to keep it from fading and chalking.
Engineered Wood Siding – Rising in popularity in Minnesota, engineered wood siding or smart siding is made from wood strands that have been coated with wax, bonded with resin, and compressed into a board. Smart siding will need to be repainted every 3-10 years to keep from flaking. While environmentally friendly, engineered wood is more susceptible to fire and complicated to install. Installation involves cutting the boards to fit to a home, resulting in ugly seams and exposing the uncoated wood particles to the elements. If the cut edges are not primed and painted before being nailed to the walls, moisture can seep in and damage the material. Nails can be driven in too far and expose the wood, which would need to be covered in sealant. The manufacturer won’t cover repairs on installation errors.
Seamless Steel Siding
The average home has more than 130 exterior seams. Unlike vinyl and smart siding, seamless steel siding is custom-fit to protect your home without seams, splices, or joints. Each metal siding piece is manufactured on-site with portable siding machines and can be installed year-round. Seamless steel siding is available in countless profiles and textures, an extensive color palette, and endless decorative options including:
- Window cladding
- Door surrounds and headers
- Banding and baseboards
- Gable accents and shutters
You can coordinate accessories to complement, match, or contrast any profile you choose:
Benefits of Seamless Steel Siding
Seams not only create ugly patterns on your home, but also allow wind, rain, and pests to sneak into the walls and wreak havoc on the framework. Without seams, your home will be completely sealed off from the elements while maintaining a sleek, clean appearance and vibrant color.
Seamless steel siding is
- Resistant to fading, chalking, dents, fire, termites, warping, rot, and moisture.
- Easy to clean: simply rinse it with a garden hose.
- Maintenance-free: you don’t need to prime, caulk, paint, stain, seal, or patch it.
- Guaranteed to retain its appearance for years.
- Environmentally friendly. Steel is the most recycled material in the United States.
Spotless & Seamless Exteriors is proud to be an exclusive Twin Cities siding contractor of United States Seamless® steel siding and accessories. View their website for a complete comparison of seamless steel versus other popular siding materials. Coated with Cool Paint Technology™ (CPT) infrared reflective pigments that prevent fading and backed by a limited lifetime warranty against defects, United States Seamless® is the #1 choice in American-made seamless steel siding. Contact your Minneapolis siding contractors today to protect and improve your home exterior.