Aluminum siding has been installed on American homes since the 1950s. It's known for a long life, a natural resistance to home-damaging termites, and for being fireproof. It comes in horizontal or vertical panels and only needs occasional washing to last between 40 and 50 years. But aluminum siding is susceptible to denting and scratching. After decades of use it can have a chalky, faded appearance that requires painting. It can be the most economical choice for homeowners looking for siding and its light weight makes installation easier than other siding options. To learn more about aluminum siding, click on the links below.