Steel siding is usually made of 24-gauge steel and valued for being extremely strong and durable. With a lifespan of 40-60 years, it offers decades of little to no maintenance—especially if it features PVDF paint system pigments that eliminate worries about colors fading or chalking. It’s also valued for its sophisticated look. Some manufacturers have even developed boxed siding that has not only the multi-tonal colors of wood in various stains and colors but also the unmistakable textures of wood grain.
The term boxed steel simply refers to the fact that the steel siding comes boxed in pre-cut lengths and sizes versus seamless steel siding, which leaves no seams but requires a more labor-intensive installation process. Boxed steel allows for quick, efficient installation while offering a full spectrum of colors, profiles and styles perfect for every application—horizontal or vertical as well as more architectural designs featuring panels, board and batten, wainscoting, shingles or shakes.