Vinyl siding is a popular choice among homeowners for exterior cladding. There are many reasons why this material can be beneficial. Vinyl siding is made to withstand extreme weather conditions, like the hot summer days we've been experiencing, and sub-zero winter temperatures. When you choose vinyl siding, your house becomes more energy efficient due to the materials insulation properties. The material is also resistant to color fading, but what happens when you decide you no longer like the color you originally chose? Should you paint or replace your vinyl siding in NJ?
If you decide that you want to paint your siding, you should always contact a professional vinyl siding contractor in NJ first. When it is evident that it is possible to paint, here are the steps to take:
Make Sure You Choose The Right Paint:
Painting vinyl siding has not always been a job that could be completed. The paint would not fully adhere to the siding, or it would crack and flake. When you are choosing the paint, make sure you choose one that is 'vinyl safe'.
The Day You Choose to Paint Makes a Difference:
You want to ensure that you are painting in the optimal weather setting. The weather that will allow the paint to properly adhere to the siding is moderate temperatures, low humidity and little to no chance of rain.
You Siding Needs to Be Prepped Before You Paint:
Find some water, soap, and a scrub brush and make sure that your siding is washed. When you finished washing, you will want to lightly sand peeling edges and replace missing or bent nails.
Use the Proper Painting Tools:
You want to either use a regular paint brush, or a paint sprayer if you are experienced. A paint roller is not an optimal choice because you will miss the gaps and overlaps of your siding panels.
The decision to paint your vinyl siding is something you should consult an expert about first. The professional vinyl siding contractors at North American Pfister have the experience and training to help you decide if painting is the right option or if your siding is too damaged and needs to be replaced. We offer free estimates on our vinyl siding installations in NJ.
For more information about our vinyl siding contractors in NJ, contact North American Pfister today.