Although steel siding installation follows the same procedures as other siding installations, the task requires special training due to steel’s special properties. Steel siding installation is rarely a do-it-yourself project, notes InterNACHI.
Steel panels are heavy, and a loading machine is needed to move the pieces up against the wall and position them properly. With care, two or more people can lift and mount the steel in the right position.
Cutting steel is a noisy process that requires a special and expensive blade. This process also produces particles that can cause severe physical harm to the human body. The edges of the alloy are sharp and should not come into contact with the skin. These risks necessitate safety precautions.