When it comes to sprucing up your home, you’ll likely come across the dilemma of repainting your home or replacing its siding instead. Either way, both choices will require a significant amount of time and money just to be done, making choosing between the two even harder than it already is. Thankfully, there is a way around this dilemma and that’s by learning the drawbacks and benefits of both choices.
The Pros and Cons of Repainting Your Home
Compared to replacing your siding, repainting your home is a cost effective option and if done right, it can even give your home a fresh look and long-lasting weather protection for years. This advantage can be seen if you use high quality paints for the project. Another advantage it can bring is endless options in terms of color, giving you creative reign over the project.
Exterior painting does have its drawbacks, however. Unlike replacing your siding, it’s likely that you’ll have to repaint your home after five to seven years, even if you do use high quality paints. Repainting your home can also be a complicated task as it involves a lot of prep work just to ensure that it won’t peel earlier than expected. These include removing loose paint, priming, sanding and other necessary repairs that will prevent the paint from deteriorating earlier than expected. Overall, while repainting is a cost effective method of making your home look good as new, it is very labor intensive and time consuming.
The Pros and Cons of Siding Replacement
Siding replacement, meanwhile, is the option to go for if you want something that will last you more than a few years. One of the advantages that this option brings you is that they’re available in a wide range of materials that, while they vary in lifespan and durability, will still last longer than the average paint so long as it’s properly maintained.
It’s drawbacks, however, are rooted in their overall affordability. This is because the more affordable siding options are the less durable and weather-resistant. One example of this is vinyl siding, which is an affordable siding option but has a tendency to bend and warp as the temperature changes.
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