If you are a homeowner of a house with vinyl siding, you have more than likely asked yourself the question “Can I paint my siding?” This can be a very long answer but to make it short, yes, you can paint your vinyl siding. Here are a few things you need to know when considering taking on this project.
Understand the Cost
Painting your vinyl siding is something that is not a small project and needs lots of careful consideration before doing it. One thing you should keep in mind is the cost of painting your vinyl siding versus re-siding your home. The average cost of painting a house is around $3,000 while re-siding in a house can cost around $10,000. This is something you should be aware of, along with other aspects like maintenance to new and old siding.
Know Your Siding Warranty
When you get vinyl siding, it normally comes with some sort of warranty. If you paint your vinyl siding, this could cancel the warranty, which would be very important to know. So, if you are considering painting your siding, you need to make sure you know your warranty details. If you no longer have a warranty in place or do not care about it, painting your siding could be the best move for you.
Do it Right
If you use quality paint and do a good job when painting your siding, this could be a great success. On the other hand, if you use cheap paint and do a poor job, this could be very bad for your siding and the way it looks. There can be all kinds of peeling as well as it will not be doing a good job of protecting your home. This is very important and can save you years of repainting if it is done correctly the first time. Once you paint your siding, you will have to re-paint it every few years to keep it looking fresh.
Pick the Right Color
Be sure that you pick the right color when you are painting your vinyl siding. There are special paints that are created for this exact project that you need to be using. Depending on the color that you pick, this can possibly cause damage to the siding if it is getting too hot or cold. You should always try to pick a color that is similar to the current color of your vinyl siding.
Painting your vinyl siding is a project that can be done but needs to be carefully considered before taking on this task. If you have any questions about repairing or replacing vinyl siding, the professionals at Ridgeline Construction Roofing & Exteriors would be happy to help.