The popularity of tiny homes has gone through the roof, more than most ever expected. The notion of downsizing and saving money on housing, leaving a budget open for recreation and enjoying life, is appealing for many. It is also ideal for couples just starting out that may not need more space yet and want their first home to be affordable. If you are building a tiny home, one decision you’ll face is what to use on the exterior. Aluminum siding is a viable option as it has several advantages over other materials.
- Won’t Rot. Wood siding may be popular because of its appearance but those who go this route often find themselves dealing with rot pretty early in the game. An additional plus is it is insect-proof and resistant to mold and mildew.
- Lighter. A common material used for tiny homes has been T1-11 plywood siding because it gives a nice appearance to the home. However, this product is quite heavy and if you plan to move your tiny home from place to place as many families do, you’ll want to lighten the load. Opting for aluminum siding instead will give you a lighter result that makes towing easier.
- Variety. You won’t be lacking for options when it comes to appearance as there are many colours, textures, and styles of aluminum siding to choose from. Some products do an amazing job mimicking other external siding options so you can get the best of both worlds.
- Cost Effective. Aluminum siding is usually lower in cost than other types of siding, especially when you consider it won’t need to be replaced several times in your lifetime like other types would.
Here at Gorilla Gutters, we install exterior siding, including both vinyl and aluminum siding. We are equipped to handle everything from a tiny home to a large estate. Feel free to give us a call with any questions you may have or advice about which type of siding is best for your situation.