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A lot of people have questions about repainting siding, and whether or not it can be done. We have some good news for you: siding painting for aluminum and vinyl is absolutely possible, and typically more cost-effective than replacing your siding!
Repainting Aluminum Siding vs Vinyl Siding
- Aluminum siding has been around since the 1940s, and its durability makes it an excellent choice. Aluminum siding does need to be painted, and that paint will need to be replaced every 5-10 years.
- Vinyl siding was introduced in the 1950s, and homeowners were ecstatic. Vinyl siding has paint built into the siding itself, so there’s no peeling, chipping, or constant maintenance! Vinyl siding will fade over time, and until recently, it was unable to be repainted. Thanks to today’s technology, we can finally repaint over vinyl–and it’s affordable!
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Should I Paint or Replace My Siding?
When done right, aluminum siding can last up to 40 years! That’s a huge reason to repaint rather than replace, as repainting costs less than replacing. You may need to repaint every 5-10 years.
Vinyl siding can last up to 50 years, but it can fade with UV light and time. Repainting is a great option if you still have years left in your vinyl siding!
A professional siding painter can evaluate the health of your siding and determine whether replacing or repainting is the best option. If your siding has significant damage on it, it may be better just to replace the siding entirely. But if you’re siding is whole and has minimal damage, why not repaint?
Professional Siding Painters
There’s a reason to call a professional siding painter–although repainting siding is possible, it can be a time-consuming and complicated process!
- Vinyl siding painters need to be very careful when they repaint, because vinyl siding has specific requirements that aluminum doesn’t. Vinyl needs to be painted over with a paint that can breathe and expand to accommodate heat fluctuations, and it also should never be painted a darker color, as that can warp the vinyl more quickly.
- Aluminum siding painters need to make sure that the cleaning and preparation of the siding is done very thoroughly. Paint sticks really well to aluminum, but only if that aluminum is free of debris, dirt, and chalky leftover paint! A special cleaning solution needs to be used to fully clear the aluminum of previous paint. This process can be significantly sped up if a pressure washer is used.
Vinyl and aluminum siding, if painted properly, can give you decades of beautiful siding coverage on your home. Don’t risk the life of your siding with an inexperienced painting contractor–contact Clark County Painting, Inc today to complete your siding painting project!
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