You might be inclined to repaint your exterior walls instead of getting new siding, perhaps because it costs less, or that it can be finished faster, or because you can choose to do it yourself. But don’t make your decision yet — let JLR Home Renovation convince you why your home deserves new siding instead of a simple paint job.
Many of today’s siding manufacturers offer siding that’s rated for impact resistance. When installed on a home, they form a protective barrier that protects your home against harsh weather conditions. It helps reduce the likelihood of moisture infiltration that may lead to rot, mold and damage to wall framing and insulation.
Lower Maintenance Requirements
If you’re tired of resealing or repainting your siding, it’s time to consider lower maintenance options like vinyl siding. Thanks to its molded-in colors, all you need to keep it clean is water from your garden hose, with diluted dish detergent and a soft brush for stubborn areas. Some types of fiber cement siding likewise come with factory-applied colors and finishes that require the same amount of care.
Siding does not use energy, but it can help improve insulation on your home’s exterior walls. Combined with a properly-insulated roof and windows with insulated glass, insulated siding can help reduce your home’s heating and cooling requirements that can lead to energy savings.
Lower Lifetime Cost
Siding replacement has a higher upfront cost. However, consider its lifetime cost, particularly the cost of paint and equipment that you’ll purchase every once in a while until your home needs new siding. The costs can add up further if you choose to hire professional house painters. In comparison, low maintenance siding can save you money over time. You won’t even have to spend money on equipment like pressure washers.
If you do your own home maintenance, you’re risking injury every time you need to work on the upper parts of your home. You won’t have to take risks with low-maintenance siding — you can maintain a beautiful exterior with minimal equipment and virtually no risk of injury.
JLR Home Renovation is one of the most trusted siding contractors serving communities in Palmyra, Elizabethtown and Mount Joy, PA. Learn more about our siding options by calling us at (717) 361-6175 or by filling out our contact form.