Maintaining the siding on your home can be a challenging proposition. There comes a point that cleaning is no longer useful, and when there are imperfections that won’t wash away you have to decide whether to hire a house painter or give the exterior of your house a complete overhaul.
Below, Arrowhead Painting talks about the things you need to consider when choosing the best route to take.
Siding replacement is costlier than an exterior repainting project. The former involves more work and materials, and shouldn’t be done without an appropriate building permit. On the other hand, many painting projects can be pulled off by do-it-yourselfers without advising any local government offices that you’re doing it. Despite this, it’s still unwise not to hire professional house painters.If you’re planning to stay put for the foreseeable future, you should think long-term. A fresh coat of paint normally only lasts a couple of years, whereas properly-installed siding panels can hold up to the rigors of the elements for decades.
Repainting is just a form of siding maintenance. Residential and commercial painting contractors will admit that you should consider it only if your siding is still structurally sound. The new coat of paint can protect the substrate from the weather and help ensure its longevity.If your siding is in disrepair, however, have the compromised sections replaced as soon as possible. After all, new paint can???t fix severe cracking and dry rot.
The average house repainting project can be completed in three or four days, while the average siding replacement finishes in one to two weeks. While a number of variables can affect the schedule of any remodeling job, there’s no question that applying paint is less time-consuming than removing old siding panels, adding insulation, installing new siding and taking care of any trim work
Repainting and siding projects can be both messy. In some cases, the latter may also entail a painting job if a pre-finished product isn’t used. Although the installation of new siding will eat up more time, it can also reduce maintenance requirements. High-quality siding products demonstrate incredible durability and require little upkeep.
Consult Arrowhead Painting to determine whether you should tackle a repainting job or purchase new siding. Call (918) 743-9258 to discuss your home improvement needs with us and get a free estimate!