We hardly see aluminum siding today! When aluminum was first introduced in the 1940’s, it did not take long to replace wood as siding material of choice for homeowners and builders. Aluminum have several benefits, and therefore homebuilders made it an obvious choice for replacing old and tired wooden sidings.
Firstly, aluminum is considerably lighter than wood and it is easier to install. Aluminum is lower maintenance because, unlike painted wood, a coating of paint is baked on to aluminum, restricting the need for frequent cleaning and repainting. Finally, this lowers the cost of maintenance.
Your aluminum siding may be discolored, dental or oxidized because of several reasons. All these are completely normal because aluminum ages faster compared to other metal. Majority of aluminum siding problems are because of regular wear and tear. This can be painted instead of getting replaced.
Why Should You Paint?
There are several benefits to leaving your siding as is, and one obvious reason is cost. Aluminum has insulating properties, which can keep your home cooler during summertime. The metal is water-proof, and is also rust and insect resistant. If the siding involves discoloration, chalking, dirtiness or a worn-down factory finish; painting your aluminum siding is the smartest way to opt for. We use engineered exterior paint for siding which makes it possible to renew aluminum even after long time of fading. We can completely revamp your siding’s appearance with a rock-solid, factory finish that increases the durability of your siding.
When Should You Replace?
In some situation, painting doesn’t suit the criteria. For example, if your siding has been affected by heavy denting or oxidization or perforation, replacing the siding is the only way. If you’re doubtful about the structural integrity of your siding, its better you consult interior house painters in Marlton, NJ and get in touch with the needed suggestions. If you’ve already painted over the factory finish, a second paint job will not work well without striping of the existing paint; which may result being a larger project than originally anticipated.