More and more Brooklyn residents are choosing to build homes with metal exteriors reports New York Times contributor Kaya Laterman. Metal cladding has becoming a popular option for its low cost, durability, and sleek, modern feel.
Metal siding is estimated to only make up about 6% to 7% of the overall residential cladding market in North America. Brooklyn residents favor metal siding with a funky, artistic look, and don't tend to choose options that mimic traditional materials. On average, installed prices per square foot an be roughly $3 to $7 for vinyl, $8 to $12 for fiber cement and $7 for steel or aluminum.