It's one of the questions homeowners ask us most often: should I repair my siding, or should I replace it? If you're wondering whether you should replace your siding or invest in repairs, we've got you covered. Here are the biggest factors to consider when choosing the most appropriate siding remodel for your home.
Why is siding important?
Consider the purpose of siding: to protect your home from the elements, and to provide aesthetic value. According to the DIY Network, siding helps prevent water penetration, which can lead to mold growth, or to your home's exterior breaking down.
Furthermore, siding is one of the easiest ways to customize the look of your home. And that's not to mention that a home with beautiful, well-kept siding improves curb appeal and makes your home easier to sell.
Should I repair my siding?
If a section of your home's siding is breaking down or rotting, having a specialist like Bak Brothers replace it may be the best solution. Because wood and vinyl are susceptible to UV rays, they tend to fade in the sunlight over time. New siding for one section won't match your existing siding, and your remodeler may have to mix paint specifically for you, which will add to your final bill.
Small holes or insignificant damage might only cost a few hundred dollars. According to HomeAdvisor, the average homeowner pays about $721 to repair siding, plus an extra 5% to 14% in material and installation costs for complex patterns. Once your repair bill goes over $2,000, replacing your siding may be well worth it in the long run as you improve your home's insulation and resale value.
Should I replace my siding?
What are the pros and cons of replacing your siding? Up front, siding replacement is more expensive, with the average homeowner paying $5,000 to $15,000 for a full siding remodel. While this is a significant monetary investment, you'll also reap the rewards of undertaking a siding remodel.
Fiber cement siding lasts for decades- up to 50 years with an occasional paint touch up- which means that you won't have to invest in annoying and costly regular repairs. That means longer and better protection from ice, wind, and snow- critical in our Chicago winters!
Finally, replacing your siding can result in an 80% ROI on your siding investment, increasing your home's value when you're ready to sell. If you choose to replace your siding, you'll be investing in protecting your home and improving its beauty for years to come.
Call Bak Brothers
If you've decided to repair or replace your siding, we'd be happy to help. Call us to get in touch with us for your remodeling needs!