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Old 06-19-2015, 07:19 PM   #1
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I've been tossing my old steel siding aside as we re-side our house. It's a big old farm house, roughly 3000 sq ft. (interior footage). My wife and I are having a debate as to whether it's worth me taking it to the scrap yard or posting it on CL for someone to do the same. Any idea how much money I'd get for my siding? I get prices fluctuate a bit, just trying to get a ballpark to settle the bet
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I've been tossing my old steel siding aside as we re-side our house. It's a big old farm house, roughly 3000 sq ft. (interior footage). My wife and I are having a debate as to whether it's worth me taking it to the scrap yard or posting it on CL for someone to do the same. Any idea how much money I'd get for my siding? I get prices fluctuate a bit, just trying to get a ballpark to settle the bet

Why don't you call your local scrap yard to see what that are paying.
Are you sure its steel and not Alum?

A few months ago I took in about 900 lbs of steel in old furnaces, hw tanks and other misc steel. Nearly got stuck in their yard (w/ 4wd jeep), trudged thru several inches of of mud, and in the rain, and then the big pay off was $40. Also the entire yard is covered with little shards of steel, sharp enough to cut a tire, which would have cost me 4 times the big pay off. From now on I give away to the first person willing to come get it!

But good luck with your siding
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If its steel and you can get it hauled away for free, go for it.
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When scrap prices are high, it does indeed pay to take it in to the scrap yard. A few years ago when it was sky high, my neighbor took in all his old aluminum siding and it almost paid for his new vinyl siding.

In my little town, you can set all of that at the curbstrip and there will be scrap guys fighting over each and every piece.
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Check it with a magnet, aluminum is worth about 10 times the amount of steel.
Around here steels only worth about $4.00 per hundred pounds.
Aluminums .40 cents a LB.
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Why don't you call your local scrap yard to see what that are paying.
Are you sure its steel and not Alum?

A few months ago I took in about 900 lbs of steel in old furnaces, hw tanks and other misc steel. Nearly got stuck in their yard (w/ 4wd jeep), trudged thru several inches of of mud, and in the rain, and then the big pay off was $40. Also the entire yard is covered with little shards of steel, sharp enough to cut a tire, which would have cost me 4 times the big pay off. From now on I give away to the first person willing to come get it!

But good luck with your siding
sounds like my scrap yard
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Current pricing for tin and shred is about half ($70 net ton here) what it was a year ago and not worth the time to haul unless you are going to have to pay to dump it. Make sure it is tin cause the other posters are quite right about Aluminum.
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Current pricing for tin and shred is about half ($70 net ton here) what it was a year ago and not worth the time to haul unless you are going to have to pay to dump it. Make sure it is tin cause the other posters are quite right about Aluminum.
Can I just check with a magnet? If it sticks it's steel, if not, it's aluminum, right?
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