Why Invest in Metal Siding for Your Next Fencing Project?

Thinking about installing a new fence in your backyard? Here’s why metal sliding is a great choice!


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Metal siding as a wooden panel fencing alternative comes at a much higher cost. Not only are such materials expensive, but the installation can add to the costs considerably. However, when you look at all the benefits, it’s actually a cost-effective solution in the long run. If you’re researching the various materials and fencing options for your project, consider a few of the below reasons why you should invest in metal siding for your fencing needs.

Easy to Maintain

Metal siding is very easy to maintain when compared to standard wooden materials. Simply wiping clean the siding regularly with an old rag is all it takes to ensure it stays sparkly. If metal siding does succumb to any physical damage, it’s also very easy to replace. Potentially, metal siding is a solution that could last a lifetime if it’s looked after properly, so the high upfront costs could actually prove to be cheaper than the replacement of multiple other fencing solutions.


While the upfront costs of metal siding materials and installation are eye-watering, it’s still a cost-effective solution thanks to the many benefits it provides. Not only is it very easy to maintain and keep in good shape for years, but it’s very robust so you’ll not need to replace it as you likely would with wooden materials that get battered in medium to strong winds.

Easy to Decorate

With the right tools at your disposal, wooden fencing is just as easy to decorate. However, metal siding is much easier to finish thanks to its smooth surface. If you get tired of its color after a year or so, another paint job wouldn’t take that long to give it a fresh appeal once again. Metal siding as standard could also make any yard look more attractive thanks to its modern design properties.

Easier to Install

If you haven’t got much DIY experience, the cost of installing metal siding would need to be taken into account. With that being said, metal siding is relatively easy to install even with little to no DIY experience, so if you wanted to cut the costs, that would be the way to do it. Of course, it becomes more of a challenge when the yard area isn’t completely flat to work with, but with a little movement with the posts and panels, it can be done by an inexperienced fence installer.

It’s easy to overlook metal siding as a fencing solution simply because it’s expensive and not many homeowners have researched the benefits. Ultimately, for a higher cost than standard fencing materials, you’re actually getting a solution that’s cheaper because it’s guaranteed to last longer. Before you go out and look at the other cheaper materials on the market, carefully consider the above benefits of metal siding fence panels to see if it’s a solution worth investing in for your property. Not only will you get a long-term solution that works, but you’ll also add value to your property because it’s more secure and private.

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Eco-Friendly Home Improvements That Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Save You Money

Reduce your carbon footprint with eco friendly home improvements. Here’s how!


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Many homeowners are starting to realize the connection between conserving their energy consumption and saving money. When you create a home that is safe, eco-friendly, and efficient, you not only reduce your carbon footprint, but you reduce your out of pocket expenses on daily activities and necessities. Going green or opting for green renovations can be done on just about any budget, and begin to pay for themselves almost immediately. Below, is a look at some eco-friendly home improvements that are worth investing in.

Basic Improvements

Larger renovations for a greener home like installing solar panels may be a bit more than your budget can handle. If you’re looking for things you can change around your home with little to no money, these basic improvements should be considered:

  • Switch your light bulbs. If your home is still operating on incandescent lighting, it’s time for a switch. As these old-fashioned bulbs require a lot of energy and let off a lot of heat when burning, it is best to switch to LED lighting. Saving you several hundreds of dollars per year and lasting for several months, LED lights come in an array of different shapes, sizes, and colors to match your home decor.

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  • Change window treatments. Natural light can help to conserve energy throughout the year. Instead of covering the windows with dark curtains or heavy drapes, it is best to change the window treatments to something that allows natural light in. Venetian blinds, for instance, are an attractive option. You can control how much light enters the home. There are plenty of different styles to choose from including remote-controlled blinds for easier light control.

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  • Replace furniture. As going green has really caught on as a trend, you’ll find that there are furniture makers who are gearing their products towards that audience. As not all furniture is created equally, you could easily reduce your carbon footprint and improve your health by replacing certain furniture throughout the house. For example, an organic mattress in the bedroom would improve the air quality, improve your skin, and is more durable than other bedding materials.

More Involved Improvements

If you have a bit more money to work with, there are other steps you can take towards greening your home and reducing your carbon footprint. Check out these more involved green renovations below:

  • Purchase energy-efficient appliances. The appliances you use throughout the home guzzle a lot more energy than you might imagine. If you want to reduce energy costs and help the environment, you should invest in energy-efficient appliances. Purchasing, for example, a washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, or refrigerator would reduce your household consumption of water and electricity.

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  • Take your kitchen outside. During the time of year when the weather allows it, taking your indoors outside can be a great way to reduce energy consumption and lower household costs. There are outdoor kitchen layouts you can choose to work within your budget and designed to your family needs. Cooking outdoors in the spring and summer keeps you from having to turn on the hot oven or stove.

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  • Update your windows and doors. If you live in an older home, a lot of your energy could be blowing right out the house. As doors and windows age, they lose their ability to keep air from entering or exiting the home. This means that you’re overworking your heater and/or air conditioner to stay comfortable. Installing new windows and doors is a big investment, however, it will reduce energy costs immensely.

Going green in the home is a benefit all around. You not only help to reduce your carbon footprint, but you save money and improve your health. As you can see, whether you’re working with very little money or you have room in the budget to spare, you can begin to take steps towards improvement.  While there are certainly a lot more green remodeling and renovation ideas out there to consider, hopefully, these have given you a great place to start.

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