Aluminum siding has been around for quite a while, in fact, it first started being used in residential applications in the 40s. As with most building materials, it has seen ups and downs in popularity, but it does have many positive attributes that make it an appealing choice.
On the positive side, aluminum doesn’t get damaged easily by things that can easily destroy other types of siding. Unlike vinyl and wood siding, it is not easily damaged by heat or fire, and it is also not prone to damage from bugs, rot or other water damage. This makes it a very durable siding material.
On the other hand, aluminum can dent easily, especially when you go with a thinner, cheaper variant. When this happens, it is tricky to remove just a single panel to replace or repair it, so it can make for a lot of extra work. If you decide to paint your aluminum siding, you will need to reapply it every 10 years to keep it looking good.