Credit: Berridge Manufacturing Co.
For some architects, metal is the preferred material for roofing applications. And now more and more design pros are using it for siding, too. Though pricey, metal cladding is lightweight, strong, and noncombustible. Because of its high reflectivity, metal also helps keep houses cool and energy efficient. “It’s durable, long-lasting, maintenance-free, fire-resistant, and goodlooking,” says Christopher Davis, Semple Brown Design, Denver.