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Woodgrained Steel vs aluminum fascia..Driftwood siding

Woodgrained Steel vs aluminum fascia..Driftwood siding

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Old 04-19-04, 06:53 AM
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Woodgrained Steel vs aluminum fascia..Driftwood siding

I am having the house sided with steel siding. One contractor uses only woodgrained steel for fascia, stating that it is stronger and does not show imperfections like smooth. The other contractor uses smooth aluminum for the fascia. Does anyone have advice on this? Am also planning to use the steel woodgrained with verigated color siding (Cedarwood by Gentek/Revere or Driftwood by Gentek). Does anyone have advice on this?
 
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I would have to agree with the first guy and say the woodgrain steel would show less if any imperfections or oil canning.Take a look at other houses.
 
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oil canning
What is this?
 
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"Oil-canning" may not be the best way to describe the warps that thin sheet metal inevitably exhibits.

You would need memory of the old squeeze oil dispensers, perhaps you recall them from Wizard of Oz.

When I hear the term "oil-canning", I think of that distinctive noise when one pushes the oil can's bottom inward to expell oil.
 
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Thanks for the info. I have looked at a house, as you recommended. The woodgrained fascia with the woodgrained siding is a bit too much woodgraining for me. Have decided to go with the smooth fascia.

Thanks all for your comments/advice.
 
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