Vinyl siding can be a great way to improve the look of your home. Not only will good looking siding boost curb appeal, but it also is versatile and doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. New siding, however, can be quite an investment depending on the size of the job and quality of siding you select. You may find yourself looking for less of a financial commitment.
If you’re in the market for a quick fix for old siding or just a new look, you may have asked, “Can vinyl siding be painted?” In short, the answer is yes. However, there are several things to take into consideration before painting. Before you pull the trigger on giving your home a facelift via paint, keep reading to learn more.
Your Vinyl Siding’s Warranty
The vinyl siding on your home likely came with a manufacturer’s warranty. It is also likely that a manufacturer (or home owner’s insurance) will not honor that warranty if the siding is painted. Prior to painting your siding, check the warranty information on your siding. It is possible that your warranty is already expired, invalid, or you may not be concerned about a void in warranty. If any of those are the case, painting the siding on your home might be right for you.
Surface Level Only
If you are looking to only make a cosmetic change on the exterior of your home, painting your vinyl siding may be the right choice (warranty aside). However, if you’ve noticed your old home is drafty or hot in the warmer months, you may need to go below the surface to fix the issue. Proper insulation may be missing from the exterior walls of your home. Painting your home will not allow you to resolve this issue.
Decide on an Investment
Painting your home can cost thousands of dollars. The exact cost varies based on the size of your home, but HomeGuide reports it ranges $1,800-$3,200. Many people choose to save a few dollars and make it a DIY project. If you do decide to do it yourself, don’t forget to take into account the additional tools you’ll need outside of paint (lots of paint!) and brushes (scaffolding, extenders, sprayers, window coverings, etc.).
New vinyl siding is definitely the more significant up-front investment. Higher in cost, but lower in maintenance as it doesn’t require touch-ups or much upkeep. It also comes with a warranty for many years and even lifetime guarantees; it also comes in many colors and finish options. You can expect to repaint your home every five or so years with minor touch-ups in between. Those paint jobs add up, making painting a costly investment over time. So it comes down to which investment you want to make: new siding or painting.
M&M Gutters & Exteriors
Painting vinyl siding is a definite option and one that many have chosen. It is important to look at the advantages and disadvantages of painting your vinyl siding because once it is done, it’s permanent!
If you are leaning towards or would like more information on vinyl siding, reach out to the professionals at M&M Gutters & Exteriors. Let us help you find a solution for the exterior of your home.