Should you repaint your siding or replace it? At first glance, repainting your siding seems like the more cost-effective option. But if you look at it closely, re-siding your home can save you more time and money in the long term. Exterior Building Solutions, your local storm damage repair experts, elaborates further below.
The Pros of Painting
It is quicker and cheaper to paint your siding, not to mention you’ll have more flexibility when it comes to the design and color choices. And, with the right kind of paint, the coating can last a long time. Regardless of the type of paint, however, the colors will never be able to last as long as the pigments on new siding. This means you’ll have to re-apply and maintain your siding every few months or so.
More Vibrant Colors That Last for Longer
In general, the hues of new siding product lines last longer than paint and older product lines because of recent technological advancements. James Hardie® siding, for example, features ColorPlus® technology that makes it more fade-resistant.
James Hardie takes extra steps during the manufacturing process to make sure these colors can remain vibrant for as long as possible. A coat of paint will eventually peel off because it merely sticks to the surface. The coatings for James Hardie siding, on the other hand, are cured with each application, strengthening the bond between the pigments and the siding.
A More Consistent Look
Keep in mind that the colors on new siding will generally have a more uniform look than siding that was repainted. Only the most skilled and experienced contractor can emulate the precision with which specialized equipment apply paint on siding.
If you do decide to replace your siding, make sure that the replacement will complement your roof and other parts of your exterior. You can consult one of your local roofing companies about which textures and colors best suit your home.
It would also be a good idea to only hire experienced contractors. This is to ensure your new siding will be installed properly.
Exterior Building Solutions, a contractor with more than two decades’ worth of experience, offers premium siding options as well as emergency roof repair services. To get a free estimate, call us at (314) 729-7663, or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in St. Louis and Chesterfield, MO.