Why a Full Home Siding Replacement Isn't as Stressful as It Sounds

calander Jun 30 , 2021 user-iconAnderson Painting
Damaged home siding in Raleigh

Even the smallest of home improvements can send your mind into a frenzy, let alone something as large as a full siding replacement job. Considering that siding envelops your entire exterior, this type of project seems like a financial and logistical nightmare. That said, if your siding is in serious disrepair, you might not have another choice. Fortunately, when handled by trusted professionals, siding replacement usually goes smoothly, and you’ll thank yourself for making this investment when it’s all over. Let’s explore why a full home siding replacement isn’t actually as stressful as it might sound.

Why You Should Get a Siding Replacement

The Alternative Is Much More Stressful

If a full siding replacement seems like a pain, think about what might happen to your home (inside and out) if you instead leave things as they are. When siding begins to deteriorate, your property becomes vulnerable to a wide variety of threats, including moisture, mold, pests, energy loss, and more. When the damage is severe enough, simple siding repair jobs won’t do, and you’ll find yourself making more and more repairs just to keep your exterior relatively secure. Over time, the money and effort you pour into patching up your exterior will exceed whatever it takes to simply replace your siding. When you weigh these two options against one another, it becomes clear which is ultimately less stressful: siding replacement.

Siding Replacement Offers Other Opportunities

Even if you don’t look forward to replacing your home’s siding, it might help to note that this project opens the door to other improvements that will strengthen your home and increase its value. After the old siding has been removed, contractors will examine your home for rot, asbestos, water damage, and other pressing concerns that require immediate addressing. Siding specialists will also often install new insulation prior to the new siding to reinforce your home’s energy efficiency and keep it well sealed. While all of these preparation tasks are included in the final bill, it’s worth striking while the iron’s hot. Who knows when you’ll have another opportunity to renovate the space between your interior and exterior?

The Whole Process Takes About Two Weeks

For most homeowners, the most stressful part of siding replacement is the timeline. Compared to other improvements such as residential exterior painting or drywall repair, siding replacements can certainly take a while -- typically between 10-14 days depending on multiple factors. However, when you view the bigger picture, this span of time is little more than a blip. It’s also not as if you’ll be sacrificing two entire weeks while the project occurs -- you’ll still be able to enjoy your home and get out of the house at will, just with a few caveats here and there. And after those two weeks are up, you’ll have fresh siding that can last you decades with proper maintenance.

You’re Not on Your Own

If the onus was solely on you to replace your siding, you might not even know where to begin. Trade specialists exist for a reason! No one expects you to tackle this project by yourself. Sure, it can be stressful to determine which contractor is the right fit for you, but once you’ve found a solid candidate, they can take it from there. At Anderson Painting, for instance, our teams tackle all the prep work and the cleanup in addition to the replacement job itself. Just as importantly, we keep our customers in the loop so they always know what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, and how long it will take. We’re committed to making the process as stress-free for you as possible.

If it seems like siding replacement is on the horizon, Anderson Painting is here to help. We offer a wide range of renovation services, from painting to power washing to siding replacements and more. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!