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How to Choose the Right Metal Siding Panel

[fa icon="calendar"] 12/07/2021 / by Kaylee Beattie

Metal siding is a durable, long-lasting, and stylish siding material. With all the different panel profiles available, choosing the one that’s right for your home, environment, and style can be tricky. From modern Flat panels to classic Corrugated panels, there are a lot of different options to consider. There are multiple factors that come into play when choosing the right metal siding panels for your home or building.

Metal Siding - How to Choose Panels

Factors to Consider

Choosing the metal siding panel that’s right for your home takes careful consideration. There are a few factors you need to consider when narrowing down your choices for a panel.

Average Environment & Climate

The siding on your home will experience the exact same weather your roof does, so it’s important to think about what type of environment your home experiences in your area throughout the year. From high-speed winds to heavy amounts of rainfall, you want your siding to look good, but more importantly stand the tests of time against harsh weather conditions.

Bridger Steel has a variety of panels that are designed to withstand some of the toughest conditions around. From wind-rated panels like Tru Snap to impact-resistant panels like 7/8” Corrugated, there is a metal siding ready to easily protect your homes exterior.

Desired Aesthetic

Another important factor to consider when choosing your metal siding panel is the style you want to achieve. Whether you’re aiming for a modern look or rustic look, there are different panel profiles out there that can easily help you get the aesthetic you want while still providing you with the durability you need. For example, choosing a Corrugated panel with a brown finish can help you achieve a classic rustic look, while choosing a Flat panel with a dark gray or black finish can give any home a modern exterior.

Choosing the right aesthetic for your metal siding is all about three elements: fastener systems, lines/ribs, and colors/finishes.

  • Fastener Systems — There are two different types of metal panel systems: concealed and exposed fasteners. Concealed fastener systems create a more modern, cleaner look because the hardware used to secure them to your home are hidden. Exposed fastener systems create a more traditional look because the hardware used to secure them is on the outside and able to be seen. Narrowing down the type of system you want can help you make your style choice.
  • Lines and Ribs — After you’ve narrowed your choices down to either exposed or concealed fasteners, then you want to choose a panel with your desired rib height (or no rib at all) and the lines you want the panels to create. For example, V Groove panels are flush with one another, creating a very modern and clean look of lines. Ultra Batten panels, on the other hand, have a 1.5” rib height, so the lines are not uninterrupted and have a more classic aesthetic.
  • Colors and Finishes — After you’ve chosen your type of fastener and panel profile based on your desired style, the last element is the color or finish. Bridger Steel offers a wide range of premium unique colors and finishes so you can easily achieve the aesthetic you want. From our one-of-a-kind Weathering Steel finish to bold painted colors, choosing the right color is one of the biggest parts of creating the style you want.

Inspiring Metal Siding Examples

Metal Siding - V Groove panels

V Groove metal siding panels create an unbelievably flush appearance, and when paired with a dark color or finish, creates a modern touch.

Metal Siding - Ultra Batten panels

Use Ultra Batten metal siding panels to create a classic and stunning looking exterior.

Metal Siding - Corrugated

½” Corrugated metal panels are yet another great choice for metal siding — durability and eye-catching textures are a must!

Metal Siding - 78 Corrugated

The toughest, most durable option we have for metal siding, 7/8” Corrugated panels will stand the test of time while still creating the aesthetic you want for your home.

Metal Siding - Platte River panels

Platte River metal siding panels are one of our most adaptable options available. They can easily fit into any home design.

If you love the look of metal siding, but still need some help choosing the right metal siding panel, get in touch with our team of Product Specialists today. The Bridger Steel team can help you choose the right profile and color/finish specific to your project’s needs. Plus, we can even make expert product recommendations! Contact Us today or fill out our Get a Quote form to get started.

Topics: Metal Siding, Home Advice

Kaylee Beattie

Written by Kaylee Beattie