The condition of your siding makes a big impact on the curb appeal of your home. When your siding starts to look worn down, it's time to have it repaired or replaced. Here are some options for improving the appearance of your siding and some professional residential siding services you might need.
Painting And Power Washing
If the siding is still in fairly good shape and has a few years of life in it, you might improve its appearance by having your house power washed or by painting the siding. Even some types of vinyl siding can be painted, and a new coat of paint can freshen the appearance of your home.
However, you may want to call a residential siding contractor to check your siding first to make sure it isn't leaking or that it doesn't have other problems that make investing in washing or painting a waste of money. If your siding just has dirt and stains on it, power washing could be all it needs to improve its looks and allow you to postpone investing in new siding right away.
Repairing Damaged Areas
Repairing chips, dents, and cracks can make a big difference in the way your home looks, especially if one side of your house has a lot of damage due to a storm. If your siding does have storm damage, talk to your insurance agent about whether your policy will pay to get entirely new siding for your house. If not, you can hire a residential siding service to replace the panels that are damaged.
If many of the panels are damaged, you'll have to weigh if replacing them is a better option than getting new siding on your home. Replacement panels will probably have a slightly different color, and that might make your home look a little odd if the color difference is too noticeable.
Installing New Siding
At some point, you'll probably need new siding put on your home. This might happen due to extensive damage after a storm, old age of the siding, or water damage on the siding and your home. A siding contractor will inspect your home and help you determine when new siding is necessary.
An advantage to choosing new siding is that you can choose new material if you want, and you can change the color too. New siding will give your home a fresh, new appearance, and when you look at the options available, you might be surprised at what's available. You'll find vinyl siding that looks like wood log siding, weathered steel, and engineered wood that looks like real wood but doesn't need as much care.
To learn more, contact a residential siding contractor.