Infrastructures, including the siding on your house, eventually get old. They become damaged and broken, leaving you with two options: either do a full replacement or repair the broken sections. Damaged siding can cause numerous problems in your home, including the entry of dirt, air, pests and polluted air into the house.
When the siding on your house becomes damaged, then, you might ask yourself:
Which is the better option: to repair or replace?
A few factors will determine your choice between repairing and replacing your broken house siding. The first consideration is the base material that the siding is made of. If your siding is wood, then the best option would be to replace it with vinyl siding.
Unlike wood, vinyl siding does not require paint, and this advantage progressively cuts down on the costs of replacing or repairing your siding over the long term. A new vinyl siding on your house also has the added benefit of being more durable.
By contrast, doing a repair on the wood siding cannot guarantee that the siding will go for long without requiring further repairs. Another option involves doing a wood siding replacement, which can inflate costs significantly.
Another factor to consider is how repairing or replacing the siding will affect the curb appeal and value of your home. Replacing the siding will enhance curb appeal as well as, the value of your house on the real estate market. This is particularly important if you plan on selling your house in the near future.