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Question DetailsAsked on 7/2/2015

how much does it cost to get siding put on your house

I have a house but I want to put siding on it but would it be cheaper to paint or just to put the siding on

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If all the exisiting siding is in good shape and does not need repairs or replacement , one paint job is cheaper. If you need repairs and replacements and then paint your getting closer to the siding jobs cost. Siding makes sence for the long run. Are you going to be there 5-8 more years by the time you factor in two paint jobs siding will cost less, add in insulation and energy savings and the payback could be quicker. there is a lot to consider because on a one time cost siding is much more money . Two - three paint jobs would cost more in the long run. If you are in the N.Y. Metro area I would love to give you a free quote. Please call 1-718-863-5278 .

Answered 5 years ago by the new window man


Good response by NewWindowMan - but one point. New siding does not mean you will not ever have to paint it again - just that you might get away with maybe 5 years or so before it needs painting, unless a factory-bonded paint on high quality steel siding, so generally painting (if substrate is in decent condition and only needs cleaning and minor touchup of knots, maybe some trim stripping in a few areas, and caulking before painting) is going to be cheaper if done well with a good paint. Keep up with it and a normal person, except in extremely wet areas, will nrmally never need new siding unless they experience storm damage. Depends a LOT of course what the siding is - good marine or older exterior grade plywood, cedar, redwood, cypress, and of course brick and concrete and stone - life can easily be 50+ years if kept well painted. Particle board, chip board, OSB, fiberboard, hardboard, EIFS - expect a much shorter life and residing might be a good idea just to get an exterior surface that is suitable for weather exposure in the first place. Ditto to paint finishes on most brands of concrete or vinyl or aluminum siding.

A good paint job with "lifetime" paint should last 5-10 years minimum - my Pratt & Lambert (Sears Weatherbeater Lifetime) is just starting to show snow abrasion on the windy side and needing repainting in that area in a year or two and it is at about 20 years old, but other faces look almost like new when hosed off - but that was an excellent quality paint and was properly prepped and double-coated, so if it had been done professionally would have probably been about 1/2 the cost of new siding at the time.

You can see some typicla painting and siding costs in the Home > Siding and Home > Painting links in Browse Projects, at lower left.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD


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Answered 5 years ago by garrettk

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