Is installing steel siding or vinyl siding easier? Is installing steel siding or vinyl siding easier?
Installing steel siding is more difficult than installing vinyl. Steel is harder to work with as it is a harder and stiffer material. You need a special cutter to cut steel siding, and angles are especially complicated to cut. You have to use special snips and do the job by hand, which can be very meticulous. Steel is also much heavier to lift than is vinyl. For these reasons, it may be best to have a professional install steel siding for you rather than attempt to do it on your own.