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5 Benefits of Metal Siding in Barndominium

Let’s discuss why metal siding could be the superhero your barndominium needs.

Picture this: you’re building your dream barndo and you want something that looks sharp, won’t break the bank over time, and can stand up to whatever Mother Nature throws at it.

In a nutshell, metal siding is climate-resilient, easier to maintain, contributes as a thermal shield, and uplifts the resale value. On the flip side, metal siding costs are higher along with a risk of the dent and heavier sound during rain.

Metal siding pros and cons

Metal siding is heavily climate-resilient

Imagine you’re in Florida, where 79 storms hit between 2000 to 2023. It’s humid, and storms are a regular guest. Metal siding here doesn’t blink an eye at the moisture or the occasional hurricane-force wind. A steel barndominium can withstand winds up to 150 mph, making it capable of withstanding the force of an F-4 tornado​ which produces wind speed at around 100 to 156 mph.

Now, hop over to Arizona, where the sun blazes down. Metal siding coated to resist UV rays keeps its cool and color, despite the solar assault.

Up in Maine, where winters can be fierce, metal siding sheds snow like a champ, avoiding the weight and moisture issues that plague other materials. However, make sure that the sidings are weatherproof since humid weather creates metal corrosion.

It’s like having a chameleon for your home’s exterior; it adapts and thrives anywhere in the U.S., from the muggy Southeast to the freezing Northeast, without needing a constant touch-up or repair.

Alright, figure out the cost.

The initial outlay for metal siding does tend to be higher. You might drop around $10 to $15 per square foot in bustling cities like New York, while the more laid-back Midwest might only set you back about $7 to $12 per square foot.

But here’s where it gets interesting: over time, metal siding starts paying you back. Less maintenance, fewer replacements, and better energy efficiency keep your wallet happy in the long run, no matter if you’re chilling in Chicago or soaking up rays in San Diego.

The Good, the Bad, and the Metallic

The Upside:

  • Tough as Nails: It laughs in the face of decay, pests, and fire.
  • Low-Key Maintenance: Forget the paintbrush; a hose-down is often all it needs.
  • Cool in the Summer, Warm in the Winter: It’s like a thermal shield for your home, thanks to its reflective prowess.
  • Dress It Up or Down: Comes in a wardrobe of colors and finishes to match your style.
  • Boosts Your Home’s Curb Appeal: Makes your barndo the belle of the real estate ball.

The Flip Side:

  • Upfront Investment: Your wallet might feel a pinch at the start.
  • Dent Alert: Severe hail might leave a mark, though it’s tough overall.
  • Soundtrack Included: Raindrops create a bit of a drum solo on metal surfaces without proper insulation.

Energy Efficiency: The Hows and Whys

Metal siding acts like a giant reflector shield, bouncing back the sun’s rays to keep your barndo cooler when it’s hot out.

When winter rolls around, if you’ve teamed it up with solid insulation, it traps heat inside, reducing your need to crank up the thermostat.

It’s like having an energy-efficient cocoon that adjusts to the seasons, slashing your heating and cooling bills and making your home more comfortable year-round.

Beyond the Surface: Insulation, Resale Value, and the Whole Nine Yards

Pairing metal siding with the right insulation is like giving your barndo a cozy blanket and an energy drink.

It stays warm and toasty (or cool and refreshing) inside, with minimal energy waste. This dynamic duo not only saves you cash on utility bills but also ups your barndo’s resale value.

Why? Because buyers love the idea of getting a home that’s both eco-friendly and easy on the eyes (and maintenance schedule).

Compared to wood, which might give you that rustic look but can be high-maintenance and less resilient, or vinyl, which can be budget-friendly but might not hold up as well under extreme conditions, metal siding is the middle ground that offers durability, efficiency, and style.

Wrapping It Up

Opting for metal siding for your barndominium is like choosing a trusty sidekick for your home-building adventure. It’s strong, and versatile, and though it might cost more upfront, the long-term savings and benefits make it a smart pick.

Whether you’re building in the heat of the Texas sun or the cold of the Colorado mountains, metal siding is worth considering for anyone looking to blend style, function, and efficiency into their dream home.

Brian Cooper
Brian Cooper

I'm Brian, an architectural engineer from the University of Texas

Writing about barndominium is my passion. I try to bring informative and technical contents on barndominium so that the entire sourcing and construction process seems easy.

As an architectural engineer, I do have expertise of designing and building using prefabricated steel structures. Moreover, I am connected with 500+ prefabricated steel structure experts that helps me to gather and prepare the relevant information for your help.

I have experience of 250+ barndominium contrustion of which 75% are built with metal structure. Moreover, I am a trained energy audit professional, and with that specialization I can help you to bring your barndo's energy consumption at minimum level.

I hope you like my write-ups which is my greatest inspiration.

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