Did you know that the average home with wooden or aluminum siding must be repainted every 3 to 6 years on average? The duration of your home’s paint life is dependent upon things like paint quality, the process you go through to prepare your home to be painted, and of course climate conditions, but very rarely does a home’s paint job feasibly reach a lifespan of more than 6 years.
If it’s been a few years since you have painted your home, you are most likely facing the dreaded and often expensive task of doing so in the near future. While scraping, preparing your siding, and repainting may seem like a never ending cycle that simply cannot be avoided, there is another option available that will not only save you an abundance of hard earned cash in the future, but can free up your summers for some good old fashioned fun in the sun as well. The alternative? Vinyl siding.
Vinyl siding is a relatively new building material that was introduced as an alternative to wood or aluminum siding in the late 1950’s. Although the initial product suffered a few setbacks like cracking and warping, advances in technology have caused the vinyl siding we see today to be a much more durable and attractive choice. If you are sick and tired of wasting valuable time and money as you spend countless summers painting your home, maybe it’s time you considered installing vinyl siding instead.
What are the Benefits of Vinyl Siding vs Painting Your Home?
- Cost: While it is true that replacing your existing siding with vinyl siding may cost a bit more initially, the savings you will reap over time just might surprise you. The average home can be sided with vinyl for about the same cost (or even less) than painting your home with high quality paint 3-4 times.
- Maintenance: Traditional wood or aluminum siding must be scraped, primed and painted every few years in order to maintain its appearance and protection from the elements. When you install vinyl siding on your home, however, a quick spray with a garden hose is often all of the maintenance needed.
- Customized Charm: Vinyl siding is available in a wide variety of styles and colors, so you can completely change the look of your home with ease. When you paint, the only thing you can change is the color.