In the past decade, metal has become more popular as a siding option rather than just as a roofing option. As a siding panel, metal can provide a home with unique horizontal or vertical lines. Homeowners often enjoy the way metal siding complements other materials like wood or stone. The cool effect of metal adds to the warmness of a bright wood entryway or door. Builders often use painted metal to contrast cool natural finishes like stone or concrete. Modern siding like metal can take your home to a whole new level.
In more recent years, corrugated metal being used as siding has become a favorite among builders and architects due to its consistent lines. Used in combination with flat materials, corrugated metal is now showing up in modern mountain designs, and even in urban settings.
Metal creates a modern siding look that can't be replicated with other materials. It's durability and longevity make it the perfect choice for siding. Metal's ability to be used in any environment and easily resist scuffs or damage make it the perfect choice for homeowners needing a high-performing siding material.
Popular Modern Siding Corrugated Finishes — Bonderized, Vintage, Galvanized, and Dark Grays & Blacks
A new trend starting to appear in modern designs is to use standing seam panels for bold and beautiful siding. When installed correctly, these panel systems can be the perfect addition to a home looking to achieve modern design. The hidden fasteners and strong lines create eye-catching accents when run next to wood or stucco siding.
We have also seen a high amount of modern siding designs incorporate the Ultra Batten panels in a horizontal layout. This layout works well in commercial applications with long, bold ribs that bring longer buildings to life, and add more depth to the visual appeal of the wall.
Popular Modern Siding Standing Seam Finishes — Bonderized, Vintage, and Dark Grays & Blacks
Choosing between vertical and horizontal siding ultimately comes down to the visual appeal that's desired.
Vertical siding creates a more traditional look of tall clean, lines and can make spaces appear larger than they really are. Running Standing Seam or Corrugated panels vertically can also continue the strong lines of metal roofing. For modern commercial projects, vertical Flush Wall panels are becoming an increasingly popular choice. Although vertical siding can be a bit more challenging to install, the end result will be worth it.
Horizontally run panels are currently very popular for those aiming for a more modern look. Horizontal siding panels are often used for their ability to be run in longer lengths, therefore creating a seamless line that spans the length of a building. For a clean and repeatable look, the 7.2 Structural or 6025 Structural Box Rib panels provide modern siding lines, plus a nice balance of light to dark contrast.
Oftentimes, modern siding home designs need to incorporate green building principles into their project. Due to recycled content, metal offers a wonderful material choice as a building product.
Bridger Steel's metal is 100% recyclable, and a number of our colors qualify as Cool Roof colors. Metal offers a durable choice for adding on solar panels or creating a rainwater collection solution for the build. Metal's sustainable qualities often go hand-in-hand with modern siding and roofing designs.