Spring is here! Even after our relatively mild winter there is cleaning to do in the yard and around the house. If you have wood shingle or clapboard siding, be sure to do a “walk around” inspection to assess its condition. If this checkup reveals a little more fading, some new cracks, and a couple of places where the paint is bubbling or peeling away, these are indications it is time to repaint the exterior of your home. Again.
Most home experts believe that a home with a wood exterior should be repainted every 5 to 7 years in order to preserve and protect the wood. More frequent painting is recommended for homes in harsh climates, like the Twin Cities area.
Are you prepared to scrape and paint your home every 3 to 5 years? Do you have the money to pay a professional house painter to do the job? You’d be surprised how quickly the money adds up. Costs will vary depending on the painter’s rates, the condition of the home’s walls, number of windows and doors, and quality of the paint used. Estimates range from $3,500 for a small ranch house, to over $5,000 for a typical 3,500 square foot home.
Now multiply those costs by the number of times you are going to have to paint in the years you plan to live in your home. You will soon be paying tens of thousands of dollars! That’s on top of the hassle and trouble of the painting process.
The solution that thousands of homeowners in Minneapolis and St. Paul have chosen is siding. Fiber cement siding and quality vinyl siding have been rated in the top ten “best investments” in home improvement cited in a recent national study by Remodeling magazine. In fact, fiber cement siding offers the highest return on investment, more than any other home improvement project.
You won’t have to scrape and paint your siding every few years, or pay someone to do it for you. Better yet, siding requires virtually no maintenance to keep it clean. Just a quick rinse with a garden hose is usually enough. There is nothing more convenient.
Homeowners who prefer to spend their weekends relaxing and their money on more important things understand that an investment in siding your home pays off handsomely.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals would be happy to discuss siding your home with fiber cement or vinyl siding. Call us at (651) 967-0873, or visit our web site at tcsidingprofessionals.com to schedule a FREE in-home evaluation and estimate.