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Siding vs. Painting

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When making improvements to the exterior of your home, you have many options to choose from. You might choose siding, with its many different styles, colors and looks from a wide variety of different materials. Or, you might choose to paint what you already have installed on your home. Obviously, you decision on this will depend on the condition of your home's exterior, the desired look for the home and the state of your budget.

The least expensive option is to paint your home. You will have many choices with respect to colors and textures. Almost any surface can be painted, providing you use the correct paint and the proper application. The condition of the exterior will be a determining factor when deciding whether to paint or not. There is plenty of prep work involved in any paint job, including sanding, repairs, priming and more. It should be done correctly so you get the clean look as well as a job that will last for a number of years. Weather can be harsh on the exterior of your home and therefore, it is vital that the painting or siding done correctly. Your painting contractor can help you choose the right paint that will work for you and ensure a proper application.

If you have existing siding on your home that is in disrepair or want a new look for your home, then new siding might be the way you want to go. There are several materials you can use for siding. Some of these are; wood, aluminum, Vinyl, stone or brick. Each one of these materials has different styles, strengths and looks to them, but remember the price range will vary greatly from these different materials. Your qualified siding contractor will be able to help you choose the right siding that fits into your budget, blends in with the neighborhood and that will give you the look that you want.

Regardless if you choose to paint or go with new siding, your qualified contractor will have the answers for you on your next home improvement project.


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