If the vinyl siding on your New England home is starting to show its age, you might be tempted to paint it to restore your home’s curb appeal. However, there definitely are pros and cons to painting siding that should be considered before you move forward. In fact, you may discover that replacing your siding is a more cost-effective option for your New England home. Painting a home’s exterior can also be an expensive project, and if the wrong type of paint is used, it may end up being a colossal waste of time and money.
Potential Pitfalls of Painting Vinyl Siding
There are several reasons why you may be considering painting your home’s vinyl siding. Perhaps it’s starting to fade. Or maybe constant abuse from the elements has caused discoloration or a buildup of grime that won’t come off. In some cases, such as when the siding is fairly new or you want your home’s exterior to be a specific color that siding companies don’t offer, a new paint job might be a viable option. However, be sure that you use a paint that adheres well to vinyl (water-based paints usually don’t).
No matter why you’re considering it, painting vinyl siding is likely a bad idea if:
- The siding is damaged or has developed gaps that are allowing moisture to seep through
- It’s getting old and will likely need to be replaced in the next few years
- Your warranty clearly states that it will be voided if the siding is painted
- Your painting costs will be comparable to the costs of installing new siding
If you want to feel confident that your home’s exterior will be protected for many years, look to NEWPRO. We offer vinyl and composite siding that is engineered to stand up to the New England climate while upgrading your home’s energy efficiency and curb appeal. To learn more about our siding installation services, contact us today to schedule a consultation.