Transforming your home’s exterior should involve more than just improving its aesthetics. As an experienced siding company, we recommend investing in new fiber cement siding rather than simply repainting your exterior. Here are four reasons new siding is better than exterior wall paint:
Quicker Preparation – Preparing for a siding installation is simpler than preparing for an exterior repaint. If you already have siding installed, your contractor will simply have to take it out and replace it. However, the preparation for painting your home is much more complex because it involves cleaning, scraping, adding a base coat and more.
Better Insulation – Fiber cement siding can help improve your home’s energy efficiency by covering and protecting the insulation over the sides of your home. As a result, you can eventually save money on your energy bills. Siding can also prevent heat from escaping your interior, making your home more comfortable.
Material Costs – Fiber cement siding can cost more upfront than painting. However, when you consider the longevity of both exterior options, you will find that investing in siding is the better choice. fiber cement siding has a long life span and can withstand any kind of bad weather, so installing it is more cost-effective than repainting your home again and again.
Durability – High-quality exterior paint jobs can last up to eight years before they show visible signs of wear. Fiber cement siding, however, can last for decades with regular care and maintenance. You will just need to clean your siding with mild soap and water occasionally, and schedule a professional siding inspection every year to fix any problems.
Twin Cities Siding Professionals has been installing high-quality siding products for local homeowners since 1995. We are also a James Hardie® Elite Preferred Remodeler, so you can rely on us for a quick and hassle-free siding installation. Call us at (651) 967-0873 to learn more about our services and products or to schedule a free in-home consultation. We serve homeowners in St. Paul.