If you’re deciding between painting or replacing siding on your home, take your time and carefully consider all the pros and cons of each option. It’s a big decision to make for any homeowner since either jobs aren’t cheap or easy to redo.
In this article, Allstar Construction, one of the top siding and roof repair companies in the area, shares a few tips to help you decide whether you should replace your siding or repaint your home.
Pros and Cons of Painting
Painting is less expensive than siding replacement. If done correctly, it can give your home a fresh look and last years providing protection against weather damage. You also have limitless options should you decide to go with painting. You can have colors customized or tinted according to your preferred hue, so you can surely find the most perfect shade for your home’s exterior.
However, you have to manage your expectations when it comes to the longevity of paint. Even the highest-quality paint can only go for five to seven years without repainting. A lot of prep work is also typically required for the paint job to result in satisfactory results. Otherwise, the paint will peel sooner.
Pros and Cons of Siding Replacement
Siding comes with a higher cost and prices further vary depending on the material and style. However, the life span of siding products are significantly longer than paint. According to siding contractors, wood, cement board and vinyl can last from 25 to 50 years with proper maintenance.
You have to be careful in choosing a siding material, though. Vinyl, for example, tends to bend and warp due to its flexibility. Meanwhile, wood siding usually requires a lot of upkeep to prevent weathering, fading, mold and rot. The color selection for siding products is generally good, but it’s still not as extensive as paint colors.
Allstar Construction has over 40 years of industry experience. Our areas of expertise include roofing, siding, water and fire restoration and others. Call us at (763) 220-3444 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.