Giving your exterior a makeover requires more than slapping a band-aid over an existing problem. That’s why, as a trusted siding contractor in the area, we always advise investing in new siding installation rather than a quick painting fix.
Here’s a look at four reasons siding is better than exterior wall paint:
1. Material Cost
Siding costs more upfront than painting does; there’s no getting around that. However, when you factor in the longevity of siding, you will see that it’s a far better solution. In addition to a significantly longer lifespan, you will also enjoy many benefits like better energy efficiency and insulation.
The process behind siding installation simpler than that of exterior painting. If you have existing siding on your home, the contractor will remove it and carefully install the new siding. Preparation for new paint is much more complex as it involves cleaning, scraping, and base coating among other time-consuming steps.
While a high quality exterior paint job can last to around eight years before showing visible signs of wear, siding can last anywhere from 30 to 50 solid years. Having about three to five times the life span of painting, siding proves to be the more cost-effective choice by a long shot.
Vinyl siding can give you about 25% more energy efficiency than paint. As a result, you benefit from more long-term savings. In fact, you can even receive tax breaks in the short term.
Spicer Bros. Construction, Inc. provides superior siding options for homeowners so you won’t have to settle for constant exterior paint jobs. Since 2002, we’ve been providing services committed to quality with each project we handle. We serve residents of Lewes, DE, as well as Easton and Salisbury, MD. Call us now at (302) 703-6754, (410) 822-0952, or (410) 546-1190 to get a free estimate.