Do you feel like your home’s siding is due for a makeover? You can either choose to have it repainted or start fresh with new siding replacement. Which one is the better option? As it turns out, the answer depends on what’s currently installed in your home.
Why Replace Siding?
Replacing your old siding costs more than having it repainted but it does offer benefits that you can’t get with a fresh coat of paint. The biggest one is the fact that you don’t have to worry about underlying weakened fasteners that could shorten your siding’s life span and you get to change the texture of your home. On top of that, you get new warranty coverage in case something goes wrong with the new siding.
New Siding Options
Homeowners get to choose from a wide variety of siding options, each with their own sets of strengths and weaknesses. A popular option is vinyl siding, which is known for its affordable price and energy efficiency. Those who want a more classic feel to their home could also consider fiber cement siding with a brick or wood finish.
Why Repaint Your Siding?
Repainting your siding is a much more economical option, especially if your current siding is still in fairly good shape. Furthermore, paint used for siding can also help slightly improve your siding’s durability, with some enhancing moisture protection and other coating improving energy efficiency. Repainting is also faster, taking only a fraction of the time it would take to install new siding panels.
The Right Choices for Repainting
Just like in siding installation, you can get the most out of repainting your current siding if you make the right choices. Make sure that your coating is compatible with your siding’s material. For example, there are paint options that are especially formulated for vinyl siding that would not work well on metal. You will also get much better results if you hire a professional to ensure adequate, even coating for each siding panel.
Give your siding the makeover it deserves. Century Roofing and Siding provides siding-related services in Ottawa, ON, and other areas in Ontario. You can contact us at (613) 738-1774 or fill out this contact form to request a free quote.