Choosing Between Painting and Siding Your Home
When you want to enhance your home’s curb appeal, you have the option to either pursue an exterior painting or siding installation project. It is important to take into account the needs of both endeavors; after all, both require you to put in the work, time and money for either one to be a success.
About Exterior Painting
Apart from giving your home’s exterior a fresh new look, an exterior painting project boosts the walls’ ability to withstand the weather. This option makes sense if you have a tight budget. It is less expensive than applying new siding to your home. You just have to scrape old paint, apply primer and coat it with your desired new color.
Then again, it is a labor-intensive project that requires you to prepare everything first before you start painting. Exterior walls may have to be fixed, which means more time and additional costs for the project. Even if you use high-quality paint, expect the walls to be repainted in five to seven years. Low-quality paint may chip off or fade down the line, hastening the need for your walls to be painted anew.
About Siding Installation
While it is an important investment similar to pursuing metal roofing, installing siding can provide you with more long-term benefits. With the right choice of material, you give your home the protection it needs, especially against the damaging effects of moisture and the harsh elements. Some of them might require you to undergo regular upkeep, but newly installed siding can last a lot longer than paint.
Fiber cement siding is an example of a siding material worth considering for this home improvement project. It comes with a special coating that prevents it from peeling, cracking and chipping. It is a low-maintenance siding material that removes the need to repaint the siding. More importantly, it can stand up against the elements, including the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun to the impact of hailstones falling from the sky.
At RoofCrafters, we recommend James Hardie® siding. It has the beauty and character of wood, yet is made from renewable and recyclable materials. With the expertise of our pros, siding your home with this exceptional product is a great opportunity to not just enhance your home’s curb appeal, but also boost insulation to create a more energy-efficient and comfortable environment.
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