Whether it's the heat of the blazing sun in the Southwest or the humidity and moisture in the Southeast, weather can wreak havoc on the exterior of any building — residential or commercial. This is why architects across the United States are rethinking their old decisions about cladding and choosing MAC Metal Architectural Siding.
For more than 25 years, MAC has offered builders top-of-the-line steel siding whose rich colors will add a touch of style and sophistication to any project.
FIVE REASONS TO CHOOSE MAC METAL SIDING OVER WOOD OR VINYL
#1 No Maintenance Is Required
While vinyl siding can become brittle over time, especially in below-freezing conditions, and wood and fiber cement siding will require painting and caulking at least every decade, MAC siding is maintenance-free. That’s why these products have such an outstanding warranty of 40 years. It is extremely durable. Plus, MAC is not affected by moisture, which precludes the mold and mildew problems that can occur with wood and vinyl siding in damp climates.
#2 MAC Metal Is Color-Fast
Unlike wood, vinyl, or other synthetic sidings, MAC Metal siding is colorful. The exclusive MAC TEXTURAL Color System includes a six-coat painting process (unlike others that use three coats) that is twice as resistant to UV rays and three times more resistant to corrosion, offering increased performance against bad weather and extreme climate conditions.
The wide range of colors offers an unmatched depth of hues and textures, which perfectly mimic materials such as copper, zinc, and bronze. The matte finish process of MAC Metal eliminates all undesirable glimmer effects from the sun. This process also increases the resistance to scratching and delamination.
#3 It’s Fire Resistant
Wildfires are a serious consideration for homes and commercial buildings in the West, mountain regions, and Southwest, and synthetic siding such as vinyl can cause extreme damage and harm to the individuals inside the home.
According to this article, “Even if a home is struck by lightning, a metal-clad dwelling is almost impervious to fire. This can be a tremendous advantage in high-fire areas or areas prone to frequent lightning storms. Such protection might also translate into lower monthly homeowner insurance premiums; you can check with local homeowner’s insurance agents regarding any potential savings on premiums.”
#4 The MAC Metal Warranty Is One of the Best in the Industry
When the MAC Metal siding is installed to the manufacturer’s specifications, it has a 40-year warranty. Compared with wood siding, which must be repainted and caulked every 10 years, this is a huge saving for the building’s owner.
#5 It’s Sustainable
More and more commercial building owners and homeowners want to reduce their carbon footprint by requesting sustainable building products. MAC Metal siding is made from 100% recycled materials. This means homes and buildings can earn points toward LEED certification with this GREEN metal siding.
HOMEOWNERS CAN CHOOSE FROM TWO TYPES OF MAC METAL SIDING
Harrywood is a refined, European-inspired siding that perfectly reproduces the look of wood thanks to its wide range of hues, tones, and wood veins. Strong and durable, Harrywood is available in 15 colors that will suit contemporary and classic architectural designs.
With a beveled edge creating a natural space between the panels, Norwood adds depth to the design. The wide range of hues, tones, and wood veins perfectly reproduce the warm and welcoming look of wood, which will bring style to a house for years to come. This type of siding is also available in a "mini" version, making it very versatile for any design.
MAC Metal siding products have received rave reviews from builders. For more information on this durable, low-maintenance cladding material, click here for a full list of colors, designs, and details.