Steel siding vs. fiber-cement siding
I was planning to use fiber cement lap board (Hardie Board), but am wondering whether residential seamless steel siding might be a better choice (lap style like this: http://www.usseamless.com/Platinum/index.htm).
Steel siding seems to be used a lot in the Midwest, but I haven’t heard of anyone using it here in California.
It seems as weatherproof, as fireproof, lower maintenance, and lower priced. Ecologically, it seems like a slightly better choice due to its recyclability.
Apart from appearance, are there reasons against it that I haven’t yet discovered? And between steel sidings, are there differences between brands or attachment methods that I should know about?
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