While there is nothing more durable than brick for home construction, some homeowners are considering steel siding for their homes. This can be due to several factors, including the lower cost of siding versus that of brick. Acme Brick is proud to be one of the distributors of what many builders consider to be one of the best steel siding products - MAC Metals Siding.
For 25 years, MAC Metal Architectural has offered customers top-of-the-line steel siding. MAC is constantly seeking to innovate and offer products with unique, rich colors that will add a touch of style and sophistication to homebuilding projects.
Our promise is to offer durable, high-quality products that will embellish and protect your home. With a 40-year warranty, our products bring you peace of mind for years to come. In addition to bolstering the look and value of your home, MAC products require no maintenance and provide genuine beauty that will stand the test of time. ~ MAC Metal Architectural
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 Metal Siding is maintenance free,” said Gary Pearce of Acme Brick. “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, the colors of MAC Metal siding will NEVER fade. 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 climatic 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 Metals eliminates all undesirable glimmer effects from the sun. This process also increases the resistance to scratching and delamination.
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#3 It’s Fire Resistant
Wildfires are a serious consideration for homes in the far West, Mountains, 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
“As long as the MAC Metal Siding is installed to the manufacturer’s specifications, it has a 40-year warranty,” Pearce said. “When this is compared to wood siding, which must be re-painted and caulked every 10 years, this is a huge saving for the homeowner.”
#5 It’s Environmentally Friendly
More and more homeowners are wanting to reduce their carbon footprint and demanding GREEN products for their home. 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
The 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, the 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, the Norwood is adding depth to the design. The wide range of hues, tones, and wood veins perfectly reproduce the warm and welcoming look of wood that will bring style to your house for the years to come. This type of siding is also available in a "mini" version making it very versatile for any design.
“Both of the MAC products have received rave reviews from builders,” Pearce said. “Homeowners can come to any Acme Brick Tile & Stone and get expert information from our product specialists.”
For more information on MAC Metals available in your area, visit brick.com/mac for a full list of colors, designs, and details.