Maintaining the exterior of your home is more than just about curb appeal. It’s about protecting your investment, increasing its value, and ensuring it stands up against the elements. You may face a decision between a siding replacement and a paint job. While both options have their merits, Homecraft® Inc. explains several compelling reasons to consider siding replacement over a paint job:
Siding materials, such as vinyl, fiber cement, and engineered wood, are designed for longevity and to withstand harsh weather conditions. These materials can last anywhere from 25 to over 50 years, providing your home with long-lasting protection and an improved appearance. On the other hand, paint can chip, fade, and peel in just a few years, necessitating more frequent maintenance and touch-ups.
In addition to replacement windows, replacing your home’s siding can significantly increase its energy efficiency, as modern siding materials provide improved insulation, reducing energy loss and decreasing your monthly energy bills. A paint job, in contrast, offers no such energy-saving benefits.
Siding replacement offers low maintenance, especially with premium options like CedarMAX® insulated vinyl siding from ProVia®. CedarMAX withstands harsh weather and resists fading, peeling, and cracking, eliminating frequent maintenance necessary for painted surfaces.
CedarMAX requires only an occasional rinse to remove dirt, saving time, stress, and money as a long-lasting solution backed by ProVia’s Lifetime Limited Warranty. Enhance your home’s value with the low-maintenance advantage of CedarMAX insulated vinyl siding.
Return on Investment (ROI)
Although siding replacement might initially cost more than paint, it is a smart long-term investment. New siding boosts your home’s value and can yield an average of 75% ROI upon resale. Meanwhile, paint jobs offer a lower ROI and may not sufficiently increase your home’s resale value.
Enhanced Curb Appeal
New siding instantly upgrades the overall look of your home and increases its curb appeal. Siding comes in many colors, styles, and textures, allowing you to tailor the design with stylish vinyl windows. While capable of providing a fresh look, paint is limited in its ability to improve your home’s overall aesthetics.
A fresh coat of paint may cover the surface damage but won’t fix the underlying issues. Siding replacement allows you to inspect your home’s structural integrity, identify and repair any existing damage, and ensure your home is better protected from the elements. This is vital for preventing more costly repairs later on.
Many siding manufacturers provide warranties covering material defects and installation errors, giving homeowners peace of mind knowing that their investment is protected for years. Paint jobs, however, generally come with limited warranties which may not cover the costs of materials and labor in case of peeling or fading.
Let Us Handle Your Exterior Remodeling
If you’re considering upgrading your siding or wood window installation in Wilmington and Bear, DE, do not hesitate to call Homecraft Inc. Call (302) 798-0302 today to schedule a consultation! You can also send us a message through our contact page and we’ll get back to you.